Women’s Leadership Success in Higher Education

Women's Leadership Success
in Higher Education

November 18 - 20, 2019
Boston, MA

March 16 - 18, 2020
Seattle, WA

Become your most powerful self.

Join women from across higher education to gain confidence as a leader, prioritize your goals, chart your career path, and expand your network!

 

Are you looking to take the next step in leadership but aren’t sure where to start? What particular strengths do you have that can help you lead with excellence? Would you like to connect with other female leaders in higher education for shared learning and support? Please join us for this powerful learning experience.

During this event, we will look at how gender (along with other factors like generation, geography, and diversity) gives you a unique perspective that can shape and empower your leadership style. You will also have opportunities to build an affinity network with your peers that can provide mentorship and guidance as you move forward with your goals following the event.

Due to the popularity of this event, we can only accept the first 200 attendees. Register now to save your spot!

 

Pre-Conference Workshop: Conflict Management

In this workshop, you will learn strategies to help you manage and resolve a variety of conflicts within your department and institution. You will be introduced to practical tools that can be used to address conflict in its earliest stages before it becomes a formal dispute. There is no one-size-fits all approach to resolving conflicts. That’s why our expert instructor will present numerous scenarios and discuss the use of framing, facilitation and other dispute resolution tools to help you:

  • Improve and sustain a healthy working environment
  • Build rapport among colleagues
  • Increase faculty and staff morale

This pre-conference workshop is limited to just 75 participants. The November workshop has only a few seats left!

 

Breakout Sessions to Work on Specific Skills

During this event, you will have the opportunity to work in smaller groups to build your leadership skill set. These breakouts may include:

  • Executive Presence: Practice your executive presence in a safe space and receive feedback for improvement.
  • Map Your Career Opportunities: Develop a set of “potential career maps” to draw on as you go forward in your career.
  • Working With Your Inner Coach to Fortify Confidence, Courage, and Resilience: Learn to strengthen resilience, stay self-supportive in the face of adversity, encourage your capacity to dare greatly, manage stress, and maintain a positive mindset.
  • Using Your Strengths to Create a Hope Map: Explore the results of your StrengthsFinder assessment in order to understand how you can best contribute to your organization.
  • Identifying Your Leadership Style: Use a self-assessment tool to identify your leadership style. You will engage in discussions about how to manage and capitalize on your style while mitigating the challenges that come with your particular style.
  • Leadership Identity: Each of us brings unique perspectives to our leadership. Some of these perspectives are shaped by demographics and cultural experiences. Learning your authentic leadership voice, as it is informed by your identity, is the goal for this session. (This breakout session is only available at our November conference.)

 

Who Should Attend

Mid- to upper-level female higher education leaders who wish to:

  • Overcome personal barriers that might be holding you back as a leader.
  • Build upon your leadership skill set for success.
  • Learn from expert faculty and the shared experiences of your peers.

 

Bring your team and save!

Save over 15% when you register three or more colleagues.

Follow Through With Success Coaching

Have you ever gone to a training only to find that you came back with great ideas but don’t have the time, support, or skills needed to make the changes?

Academic Impressions has produced thousands of trainings and we have learned that utilizing a coach after attending a conference helps provide accountability and bridges the training with the on-the-ground work of getting the job done.

As a result, we are now offering success coaching on select conferences.

  • Purchase this training + 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed.
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you’ve learned.
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice.

To learn more, contact Patricia Sandler at patricia@academicimpressions.com or purchase the Premium Pass with success coaching below.

“This was a powerful conference for me as a woman leader. I realize that there are others that experience the same challenges, both personally and professionally. That made an impact on my desire to set goals to work on improving myself both professionally and personally. The speakers are so full of knowledge and experience and are so willing to share all of themselves with us.”

- Vicki Diehl, Business Manager, Colorado State University

“This course exceeded my expectations. The speakers were knowledgeable and so generous with their time and expertise. The conference materials are really useful and I'm leaving with concrete steps I want to take, as well as lots of ideas and resources. My fellow attendees were all warm, positive, intelligent and open. This event has been uplifting and meaningful.”

- Katie Reed, Assessment Coordinator, Texas A&M University

“This conference has empowered me to be unapologetically, uniquely me as a leader and I will return to my institution with more confidence knowing that I have a valuable toolkit and a supportive network of women in my corner.”

- Crystal Tidmore, Associate Director of Development, The University of Texas at Austin

“This event had a life-changing effect on my attitude, my confidence in myself, and the direction I want my career to go. This conference made me down the negative feelings I sometimes let affect me and embrace my inner power and desire to lead.”

- Melissa Smith, Associate Director, Alumni Affairs, University of Tennessee

“I had a great experience with so many takeaways - mainly that there is so much in my power to change: my attitude, making a difference and sharing with others.””

- Jenny Wilson, Business Analyst, North Carolina State University

Need more? Bring this training to your campus

 

Are you looking to engage a team of 10 or more leaders in this training? Are you seeking out a customized learning track designed specifically for your institution?

Let us come to you and facilitate an exclusive on-campus workshop. Immerse your team in a shared learning experience to get them on the same page and move everyone towards a common approach.

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Highlight Agenda Sessions

 

Your registration for the event includes full access to all conference sessions and materials, the networking reception, breakfast and lunch on Day 2, breakfast on Day 3, as well as refreshments and snacks throughout the conference. Breakfast and lunch on Day 1 will only be provided to pre-conference workshop attendees.

November, 2019

Day 1 | November 18, 2019

 

Pre-Conference Session: Conflict Management

In this workshop, you will learn strategies to help you manage and resolve a variety of conflicts within your department and institution. You will be introduced to practical tools that can be used to address conflict in its earliest stages before it becomes a formal dispute. There is no one-size-fits all approach to resolving conflict. That’s why our expert instructor will present numerous scenarios and discuss the use of framing, facilitation, and other dispute resolution tools to help you:

  • Improve and sustain a healthy working environment
  • Build rapport among colleagues
  • Increase faculty and staff morale

This pre-conference workshop is limited to just 75 participants. Workshop nearly full!


 

Intersectionality

What are the unique perspectives and strengths that women bring to leadership? Through what other lenses besides gender (e.g., generations, age, race, religion, geography, etc.) should we consider when evaluating our leadership styles? In this opening session, Mary Hinton will explore how intersectionality has informed her career path to Presidency.


 

Creating an Inner Coach Stronger than Your Inner Critic: Moving Beyond the Impostor Syndrome

Many of us live with the constant “self-talk” of a harsh inner critic that inhibits spontaneity, silences our input, and holds us hostage to worry and anxiety. Beth Weinstock will describe how and why the inner critic became so powerful and how we can develop an alternative voice, the Inner Coach, that knows how to support our confidence, self-esteem, courage, and resilience.

 


 

Enhancing Hope through Strengths: Using Strengths-Based Philosophy to Achieve Goals

Hope, defined as our ideas and energy for the future, is a variable that drives persistence, innovation, and the goal setting process. Implementing a strengths-based philosophy can build hope by helping individuals learn how to best leverage their strengths to accomplish organizational goals. This workshop will provide a template for you to build an understanding of the importance of hope in the workplace.

 


Day 2, November 19, 2019

 

Focusing on Executive Presence

Eda Roth will help you to understand what it means to have “executive presence” and how even simple modifications to habits and behaviors can have a powerful impact on the message you convey to others.

 


 

Influence and Authority

Influencing is a powerful tactic no matter where you sit within your institution’s organizational hierarchy. This training will be useful to you if you are trying to influence both people who you supervise and report to, as well as peers with whom you regularly collaborate.

 


 

Be the Leader You Would Want to Follow

Leadership in higher education matters now more than ever. In this session, you will hear what constitutes outstanding leadership; what qualities, characteristics, experiences, and expertise amazing leaders possess. You will engage in an activity to demystify leadership qualities and assess those you already have and those you want to build.


 

Building Your Leadership Skill Set Concurrent Sessions (three rotating sessions)

In these concurrent sessions, you will have the opportunity to work in small groups to build your leadership skill set. Topics include:

 

1: Working With Your Inner Coach to Fortify Confidence, Courage, and Resilience (Beth Weinstock)

This workshop develops your Inner Coach’s tool kit. Learn to strengthen resilience, stay self-supportive in the face of adversity, encourage your capacity to dare greatly, manage stress, and maintain a positive mindset. Let the voice of your Inner Coach be a guide to greater well-being and a catalyst for your best self.

 

2: Executive Presence (Eda Roth)

Learn how to better present yourself and your ideas. How you speak, your physical stance, eye contact, and more all impact the delivery of your message. This breakout session is an opportunity for you to practice your executive presence in a safe space and receive feedback for improvement.

 

3: Mapping Your Career Opportunities (Jeanne Hey)

Let's embrace our career ambitions and make them happen! Too rarely are women—especially in higher ed—encouraged to plan for their career progression and transitions. We will guide you through exercises that help you to 1) examine your career ambitions and dreams, 2) consider obstacles and tradeoffs for each, and 3) define the steps you need to take to make those ambitions and dreams a reality. You will leave with a set of "potential career maps" to draw on as you go forward in your career.

 

4: Using Your Strengths to Create a Hope Map (Therese Lask)

Explore the results of your Strengths Finder assessment in order to understand how you can best contribute to your organization. Create a Hope Map, building your path to achieving your goals.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to have completed StrengthsFinder prior to participating. Educators with a qualified email address can purchase the assessment here for $11.99.

 

5: Identifying Your Leadership Style (Karen Whitney)

This session will use a self-assessment tool to help participants identify their leadership style. You will engage in discussions about how to manage and capitalize on your style while mitigating the challenges that come with your particular style.

 

6: Leadership Identity (Mary Hinton)

Each of us brings unique perspectives to our leadership.  Some of these perspectives are shaped by demographics and cultural experiences. Learning your authentic leadership voice, as it is informed by your identity, is the goal for this session.

 


Day 3, November 20, 2019

 

Next Steps in Your Career Plan

In this session, you will be broken into groups to discuss the next steps in your growth as a leader. This may include resources for learning, discussions to have, and actions to take.

 


 

Panel Discussion

In this final session, you will have a unique opportunity to ask questions of the speaking panel for tips and actions as you move forward.

March, 2020

Day 1 | March 16, 2020

 

Pre-Conference Session: Conflict Management

In this workshop, you will learn strategies to help you manage and resolve a variety of conflicts within your department and institution. You will be introduced to practical tools that can be used to address conflict in its earliest stages before it becomes a formal dispute. There is no one-size-fits all approach to resolving conflict. That’s why our expert instructor will present numerous scenarios and discuss the use of framing, facilitation, and other dispute resolution tools to help you:

  • Improve and sustain a healthy working environment
  • Build rapport among colleagues
  • Increase faculty and staff morale

This pre-conference workshop is limited to just 75 participants.

 


 

Creating an Inner Coach Stronger than Your Inner Critic: Moving Beyond the Impostor Syndrome

Many of us live with the constant “self-talk” of a harsh inner critic that inhibits spontaneity, silences our input, and holds us hostage to worry and anxiety. Beth Weinstock will describe how and why the inner critic became so powerful and how we can develop an alternative voice, the Inner Coach, that knows how to support our confidence, self-esteem, courage, and resilience.

 


 

Be the Leader You Would Want to Follow

Leadership in higher education matters now more than ever. In this session, you will hear what constitutes outstanding leadership, including what qualities, characteristics, experiences, and expertise amazing leaders possess. You will engage in an activity to demystify leadership qualities and assess those you already have and those you want to build.

 


 

Enhancing Hope through Strengths: Using Strengths-Based Philosophy to Achieve Goals

Hope, defined as our ideas and energy for the future, is a variable that drives persistence, innovation, and the goal setting process. Implementing a strengths-based philosophy can build hope by helping individuals learn how to best leverage their strengths to accomplish organizational goals. This workshop will provide a template for you to build an understanding of the importance of hope in the workplace.

 


Day 2 | March 17, 2020

 

Focusing on Executive Presence

Eda Roth will help you to understand what it means to have “executive presence” and how even simple modifications to habits and behaviors can have a powerful impact on the message you convey to others.

 


 

Influence and Authority

Influencing is a powerful tactic no matter where you sit within your institution’s organizational hierarchy. This training will be useful to you if you are trying to influence both people who you supervise and report to, as well as peers with whom you regularly collaborate.

 


 

Building Your Leadership Skill Set Concurrent Sessions (three rotating sessions)

In these concurrent sessions, you will have the opportunity to work in small groups to build your leadership skill set. Topics include:

 

1: Working With Your Inner Coach to Fortify Confidence, Courage, and Resilience (Beth Weinstock)

This workshop develops your Inner Coach’s tool kit. Learn to strengthen resilience, stay self-supportive in the face of adversity, encourage your capacity to dare greatly, manage stress, and maintain a positive mindset. Let the voice of your Inner Coach be a guide to greater well-being and a catalyst for your best self.

 

2: Executive Presence (Eda Roth)

Learn how to better present yourself and your ideas. How you speak, your physical stance, eye contact, and more all impact the delivery of your message. This breakout session is an opportunity for you to practice your executive presence in a safe space and receive feedback for improvement.

 

3: Mapping Your Career Opportunities (Jeanne Hey)

Let's embrace our career ambitions and make them happen! Too rarely are women—especially in higher ed—encouraged to plan for their career progression and transitions. We will guide you through exercises that help you to 1) examine your career ambitions and dreams, 2) consider obstacles and tradeoffs for each, and 3) define the steps you need to take to make those ambitions and dreams a reality. You will leave with a set of "potential career maps" to draw on as you go forward in your career.

 

4: Using Your Strengths to Create a Hope Map (Therese Lask)

Explore the results of your Strengths Finder assessment in order to understand how you can best contribute to your organization. Create a Hope Map, building your path to achieving your goals.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to have completed StrengthsFinder prior to participating. Educators with a qualified email address can purchase the assessment here for $11.99.

 

5: Identifying Your Leadership Style (Karen Whitney)

This session will use a self-assessment tool to help participants identify their leadership style. You will engage in discussions about how to manage and capitalize on your style while mitigating the challenges that come with your particular style.

 


Day 3 | March 18, 2020

 

Next Steps in Your Career Plan

In this session, you will be broken into groups to discuss the next steps in your growth as a leader. This may include resources for learning, discussions to have, and actions to take.

 


 

Panel Discussion

In this final session, you will have a unique opportunity to ask questions of the speaking panel for tips and actions as you move forward.

November 18 - 20, 2019
Boston, MA

Conference Hotel Information:

Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor
101 Harborside Dr
Boston, MA 02128
617.568.1234

Room Rate: $229
Room Block Dates: Nights of November 17, 18 and 19, 2019.
Rate Available Until: October 28, 2019.

Reserve Your Room: Please book online or call 617.568.1234 and indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group to receive the group rate. Please book early - rooms are limited and subject to availability.

March 16 - 18, 2020
Seattle, WA

Conference Hotel Information:

Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104
206.583-0300

Room Rate: $189
Room Block Dates: Nights of March 15, 16 and 17, 2020.
Rate Available Until: March 2, 2020.

Reserve Your Room: Please book online or call 206.583-0300 and indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group to receive the group rate. Please book early - rooms are limited and subject to availability.

Speakers

JeanneHey

Jeanne Hey

Professor of Political Science and Global Studies
Former Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
University of New England

Dr. Jeanne Hey is an experienced provider of professional development programs, specializing in leadership training for department chairs, deans, and women in higher ed. She has developed and facilitated workshops and presentations on a variety of issues in management and leadership, including for the Council on Colleges of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hey is an alumna of the HERS Leadership Institute for women in academia, held at Wellesley College.

Read Jeanne's full bio here.

Photo By Tommy O'Laughlin '13

Mary Hinton

(November Conference Only)

President, College of St. Benedict

Fueled by her interest in combining a spiritual outlook with an energetic liberal arts education, Dr. Mary Dana Hinton pursued and gained professional experience on Catholic college campuses. She has personal experience with the benefits of a women’s Catholic collegiate education. As CSB’s 15th president, Dr. Mary Hinton will lead CSB into its second century as a nationally celebrated Benedictine women’s college.

Read Mary's full bio here.

Therese Lask, Training and Organizational Development Specialist, Colorado State University, October 24, 2017

Therese Lask

Training & Organizational Development Specialist
Colorado State University

Dr. Therese Lask is a Training Specialist and has worked in higher education for more than 25 years. Therese has helped organizations infuse a strengths-based philosophy to assist with building teams and helping individuals contribute their best at work. Her areas of expertise include: strengths development, strategic planning, wellbeing, hope, multi-generational workforce, change, professional resilience, and career exploration.

Read Therese's full bio here.

Eda Roth

Eda Roth

Consultant
Executive Presence, Leadership Development, & Communication Skills

Eda Roth is an actress and consultant who for over twenty years has been bringing theatre-based skills to executives in various industries. She helps leaders communicate more meaningfully and with greater results in a variety of situations. The range of her expertise includes helping individuals develop better presentation skills, executive presence, and one-on-one communication abilities - thereby strengthening their talents in engaging others and building supportive relationships.

Read Eda's full bio here.

BethWeinstock

Beth Weinstock

Leadership Coach

Beth is a leadership coach and licensed clinical psychologist. With her colleague, Dr. Jane Shure, she founded The Resilience Group which trains leaders to develop skills that expand their capacity to manage adversity, increase confidence when transitioning into new roles, maintain a grounded presence in the face of stress and promote a positive influence over those who work with and for them. Beth is also the founder of the non-profit Women’s Leadership Works, committed to leadership training for college women before they graduate.

Read Beth's full bio here.

KarentWhitney

Karen Whitney

President Emerita, Clarion University

Dr. Karen Whitney has held many leadership positions throughout her 40 year career in higher education and is a nationally recognized organizational and leadership development writer, speaker, and consultant. Whitney was president of Clarion University from 2010-2017. During this time, she lead the university through a period of great operational challenge and change including a transformational reorganization of colleges, departments and academic priorities.

Read Karen's full bio here.

November 18 - 20, 2019 | Boston, MA

Space is limited for Pre-Conference Workshop and is nearly full!

Features

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 6 Breakout Session Options

  • Networking Reception

  • Pre-Conference Workshop: Conflict Management

  • Three Success Coaching Sessions

  • $2,795

    through Jan 18 $2,895


Conference Pass

  • -


  • -

  • $1,695

    through Nov 1 $1,795


Conference Plus Pass


  • -

  • $1,995

    through Nov 1 $2,095


Premium Pass


  • $2,595

    through Nov 1 $2,695


Conference Pass

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 6 Breakout Session Options

  • Networking Reception

  • .

  • .

  • $1,695

    through Nov 1 $1,795


Conference Plus Pass

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 6 Breakout Session Options

  • Networking Reception

  • Conflict Management Pre-Con

  • .

  • $1,995

    through Nov 1 $2,095


Premium Pass

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 6 Breakout Session Options

  • Networking Reception

  • Conflict Management Pre-Con

  • Three Success Coaching Sessions

  • $2,595

    through Nov 1 $2,695


To purchase conference materials only click here.

March 16 - 18, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Features

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 5 Breakout Session Options

  • Networking Reception

  • Pre-Conference Workshop: Conflict Management

  • Three Success Coaching Sessions

  • $2,795

    through Jan 18 $2,895


Conference Pass

  • -


  • -

  • $1,695

    through Feb 28 $1,795


Conference Plus Pass


  • -

  • $1,995

    through Feb 28 $2,095


Premium Pass


  • $2,595

    through Feb 28 $2,695


Conference Pass

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 5 Breakout Session Options

  • Networking Reception

  • .

  • .

  • $1,695

    through Feb 28 $1,795


Conference Plus Pass

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 5 Breakout Session Options

  • Networking Reception

  • Conflict Management Pre-Con

  • .

  • $1,995

    through Feb 28 $2,095


Premium Pass

  • Main Conference Materials

  • 5 Breakout Session Options

  • Networking Reception

  • Conflict Management Pre-Con

  • Three Success Coaching Sessions

  • $2,595

    through Feb 28$2,695


To purchase conference materials only click here.

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