Women’s Leadership Success in Higher Education

Women’s Leadership Success in Higher Education

September 21 - 23, 2020

OR

November 16 - 18, 2020

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!

Overview

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.

 

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.

 

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 Elizabeth Ross Hubbell at elizabeth@academicimpressions.com or purchase the Premium Pass with success coaching below.

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds nationally, it is so important to keep connecting and networking with your peers - at a “social distance” - and to keep learning and developing as higher-ed leaders and professionals. Don’t let social distancing and quarantines prevent you from setting aside time for professional development. Everything is changing so fast; more than ever, we need to be pooling our resources and knowledge and finding the best ways to develop our capacity, connect and share with each other, and move forward during a challenging time.

*A limited number of FREE member spots are open for each virtual conference. Sign up today.

The Academic Impressions Virtual Conference Experience

Our virtual conferences go far beyond just replicating PowerPoint presentations online: these new programs are intentionally designed to give you the kind of robust and dynamic learning experience you’ve come to expect from Academic Impressions. As higher education strives to adapt rapidly to the shifting crisis, connecting with your peers who are experiencing similar challenges can be the best use of your professional development time.

What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions
  • Access to an online conference hub — one-stop shop for presentation materials, attendee introductions, worksheets, supplemental reading, videos, and other resources

See What Our Attendees are Saying

"At first, I was skeptical that a virtual conference was capable of being both engaging and informational - but Academic Impressions has mastered it! The 3-day online event was structured in a creative way that all participants had multiple opportunities to interact with each other and the presenters. No one's questions went unheard or unanswered. Thank you for this great experience, it has changed my view of virtual conferences and I look forward to attending more in the future."

- Desiree Ford, Digital Communications Manager, Binghamton University

“The virtual conference has been amazing. The presenters have all been great and the information they’ve provided is going to help us better use our social media. Even though this conference had to be virtualized due to COVID-19, the online format has been set up in a way that we can all collaborate and share ideas. I’m very eager to take what I’ve learned back to campus and start implementing new ideas.”

- Chris Forde, Coordinator of Marketing & Public Information, Lincoln Trail College

AGENDAS

SEPTEMBER CONFERENCE
Day 1 | September 21, 2020

All Times Eastern

 

Tech Check
10:00- 10:30 a.m.

 


 

Pre-Conference Session: Conflict Management
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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.

 


Day 2 | September 22, 2020

All Times Eastern

 

Tech Check
10:00- 10:30 a.m.

 


 

Welcome and Introductions
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

 


 

Creating an Inner Coach Stronger than Your Inner Critic: Moving Beyond the Impostor Syndrome
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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. Our experts 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.

 


 

Break
12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

 


 

Getting to the Table
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Every action, whether we realize it or not, can create an opportunity and put us in position to move closer to our goals. However, ensuring we are ready for the opportunity when it comes knocking is on us. This session will describe how to create and take advantage of opportunities, evaluate who your “starting five” are, and how to be courageous about creating the life you love.

 


 

Afternoon Break
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

 


 

Working Session – Turning Learning into Action
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
In this working session, you will have an opportunity to discuss in small groups what you have learned during the first day of the conference and how to turn points that resonated with you into action items.

 


 

Focusing on Executive Presence
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
We 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.

 


 

Break
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

 


 

Shift Your Mindset to Build Resilience
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
When encountering professional adversity, you can easily slip into “auto pilot” — behaving in ways that are comfortable but not necessarily constructive. Do you ever find yourself repeating the same behaviors, hoping for different outcomes? Do you find yourself growing discouraged, maybe even resentful, that things aren’t going the way you’re hoping? Discover how to break those patterns of behavior and reset the way you respond to roadblocks. Our expert will introduce you to the 3-step ABC Model, which will invite you to reflect on how you can approach adversity more constructively. Resilience is not something you’re born with. It’s a skill you can build. Practical Application: During this session, you will identify your primary category of adversity and use a model to address those challenges.

 


 

Closing Remarks
4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

 


Day 3 | September 23, 2020

All Times Eastern

Welcome
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

 


 

Influencing without Authority
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
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.

 


 

Break
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

 


 

Be the Leader You Would Want to Follow
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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. In this session you will use a self-assessment tool to help 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.

 


 

Break and Social Connection
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
In this optional session, bring your lunch or snack and get to know your colleagues! We will have discussion prompts to get the ball rolling, but this is a great time to connect with others and get feedback on topics of interest to you.

 


 

Breakouts – Focusing on Your Work
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
In this session, you will have an opportunity to break into groups with the speakers to work further on the content. You will be placed in breakout rooms based on your focus selection.

  • Leadership Style
  • Mapping Your Career
  • Getting a Seat at the Table
  • Building Resilience by Focusing on Your Strengths
  • Working with Your Inner Coach
  • Executive Presence

 


 

Break
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

 


 

Panel Discussion
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
This final session is an opportunity for you to ask questions of the panel so that you have your plan to move forward. It’s a great time to connect with speakers before the conference close.

 


 

Conference Close
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

NOVEMBER CONFERENCE
Day 1 | November 16, 2020

All Times Eastern

 

Tech Check
10:00- 10:30 a.m.

 


 

Pre-Conference Session: Conflict Management
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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.

 


Day 2 | November 17, 2020

All Times Eastern

 

Tech Check
10:00- 10:30 a.m.

 


 

Welcome and Introductions
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

 


 

Creating an Inner Coach Stronger than Your Inner Critic: Moving Beyond the Impostor Syndrome
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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. Our experts 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.

 


 

Break
12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

 


 

Influencing without Authority
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
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.

 


 

Working Session – Turning Learning into Action
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
In this working session, you will have an opportunity to discuss in small groups what you have learned during Day 1 and how to turn points that resonated with you into action items.

 


 

Shift Your Mindset to Build Resilience
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
When encountering professional adversity, you can easily slip into “auto pilot” — behaving in ways that are comfortable but not necessarily constructive. Do you ever find yourself repeating the same behaviors, hoping for different outcomes? Do you find yourself growing discouraged, maybe even resentful, that things aren’t going the way you’re hoping? Discover how to break those patterns of behavior and reset the way you respond to roadblocks. Our expert will introduce you to the 3-step ABC Model, which will invite you to reflect on how you can approach adversity more constructively. Resilience is not something you’re born with. It’s a skill you can build. Practical Application: During this session, you will identify your primary category of adversity and use a model to address those challenges.

 


 

Closing Remarks
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

 


Day 3 | November 18, 2020

All Times Eastern

 

Welcome
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

 


 

Focusing on Executive Presence
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
We 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.

 


 

Break
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

 


 

Be the Leader You Would Want to Follow
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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. In this session you will use a self-assessment tool to help 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.

 


 

Break and Social Connection
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
In this optional session, bring your lunch or snack and get to know your colleagues! We will have discussion prompts to get the ball rolling, but this is a great time to connect with others and get feedback on topics of interest to you.

 


 

Breakouts – Focusing on Your Work
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
In this session, you will have an opportunity to break into groups with the speakers to work further on the content. You will be placed in breakout rooms based on your focus selection.

  • Leadership Style
  • Mapping Your Career
  • Building Resilience by Focusing on Your Strengths
  • Working with Your Inner Coach
  • Executive Presence

 


 

Break
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

 


 

Panel Discussion
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
This final session is an opportunity for you to ask questions of the panel so that you have your plan to move forward. It’s a great time to connect with speakers before the conference close.

 


 

Conference Close
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

SPEAKERS

Jeanne Hey

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.

Therese Lask

Therese Lask

Talent Development Specialist
Colorado State University

Dr. Therese works as a consultant to the university, working as such projects as the development and facilitation of the Supervisor Development Program; planning and facilitating departmental strategic planning; and creating and facilitating professional development classes for all CSU employees. Topics for her professional development classes include: change leadership, career development, job crafting, professional resilience and leadership theory and practice.

Read Therese's full bio here.

Kyra Lobbins

Kyra Lobbins

Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of the President, Clemson University

An accomplished leader and emerging higher education scholar, Kyra plays a key role in the overall leadership, direction and national reputation of Clemson University. She works closely with President Clements and Vice President & Chief of Staff Allen on the university’s strategic initiatives. She provides expert liaison, policy, and operational support to the President. She has spoken nationally on President’s Leadership Institute’s success and popularity with faculty and staff at Clemson, and has consulted with other universities on creating a similar model.

Kyra is a speaker for our September conference only.

Read Kyra'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.

Beth Weinstock

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.

Karen M. Whitney

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.

All-Inclusive Members Get This

FREE*

September 21-23, 2020 Pricing

Features


  • Pre-Conference Workshop

  • Presentation resources from this training (when applicable)

  • Access to THIS virtual conference

  • 3 Follow Up Success Coaching Calls

  • Access to all virtual trainings for one year*

  • Unlimited access to all upcoming live webcasts and on-demand trainings for one year. See list of trainings here.

  • $250 off online bootcamps, membership-capped virtual trainings, and in-person conferences

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Pre-Conference Workshop Only

  • Pre-Conference Workshop

  • Presentation resources from this training (when applicable)

  • $395

    through Sept 14 $495


Virtual Conference Only

  • Presentation resources from this training (when applicable)

  • Access to THIS virtual conference

  • $1,695

    through Sept 14 $1,795


Virtual Conference & Success Coaching

  • Presentation resources from this training (when applicable)

  • Access to THIS virtual conference

  • 3 Follow Up Success Coaching Calls

  • $2,395

    through Sept 14 $2,495


10-User Membership

  • Presentation resources from this training (when applicable)

  • Access to THIS virtual conference

  • Access to all virtual trainings for one year*

  • Unlimited access to all upcoming live webcasts and on-demand trainings for one year. See list of trainings here.

  • $250 off online bootcamps, membership-capped virtual trainings, and in-person conferences

  • $7,500/yr


Can't Attend the Conference?

Purchase the binder materials.

 


 

All-Inclusive Member Registration

 

Pre-Conference Workshop Only

September 21, 2020

Virtual Conference
Only

September 22 - 23, 2020

Virtual Conference & Success Coaching

September 22 - 23, 2020

 


 

November 16-18, 2020 Pricing

Features


  • Pre-Conference Workshop

  • Presentation resources from this training (when applicable)

  • Access to THIS virtual conference

  • 3 Follow Up Success Coaching Calls

  • Access to all virtual trainings for one year*

  • Unlimited access to all upcoming live webcasts and on-demand trainings for one year. See list of trainings here.

  • $250 off online bootcamps, membership-capped virtual trainings, and in-person conferences

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Pre-Conference
Workshop Only


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    through Nov 9 $495


Virtual Conference Only


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  • $1,695

    through Nov 9 $1,795


Virtual Conference &
Success Coaching

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  • -


  • $2,395

    through Nov 9 $2,495


10-User Membership



  • -








  • $7,500/yr

    -


Pre-Conference Workshop Only

  • Pre-Conference Workshop

  • Presentation resources from this training (when applicable)

  • $395

    through Nov 9 $495


Virtual Conference Only

  • Presentation resources from this training (when applicable)

  • Access to THIS virtual conference

  • $1,695

    through Nov 9 $1,795


Virtual Conference & Success Coaching

  • Presentation resources from this training (when applicable)

  • Access to THIS virtual conference

  • 3 Follow Up Success Coaching Calls

  • $2,395

    through Nov 9 $2,495


10-User Membership

  • Presentation resources from this training (when applicable)

  • Access to THIS virtual conference

  • Access to all virtual trainings for one year*

  • Unlimited access to all upcoming live webcasts and on-demand trainings for one year. See list of trainings here.

  • $250 off online bootcamps, membership-capped virtual trainings, and in-person conferences

  • $7,500/yr


Can't Attend the Conference?

Purchase the binder materials.

 


 

All-Inclusive Member Registration

 

Pre-Conference Workshop Only

November 16, 2020

Virtual Conference
Only

November 17 - 18, 2020

Virtual Conference & Success Coaching

November 17 - 18, 2020

 


 

Questions About the Event?

Elizabeth Hubbell
Senior Program Manager, Academic Impressions

*There are limited spots available for All-Inclusive Members to register for Virtual Conferences for free in 2020. Each virtual conference has a registration cap in order to ensure a high-quality learning experience, personalized attention, networking and interactivity. If the cap has been met, All-Inclusive Members can register with a $250 discount if space is available.

Academic Affairs, Advancement/Alumni Relations, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs members will continue to receive $100 off conference registrations, if applicable. Upgrade your membership to qualify for a higher discount.

Please note the member discount is not applicable on conference binders or success coaching.