Women’s Leadership Success in Higher Education

Women’s Leadership Success in Higher Education

March 22 - 24, 2021 | Eastern Time

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 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 three-day leadership conference and 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 after the event.

 

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 skillset for success.
  • Learn from expert faculty and the shared experiences of your peers.

 

Optional 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

 

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 Elizabeth Ross Hubbell at elizabeth@academicimpressions.com or purchase the Virtual Conference + Success Coaching below.

The Academic Impressions Online Learning Experience

Intentionally Designed
Online Learning

Our virtual trainings go far beyond just replicating PowerPoint presentations online: these experiences are intentionally designed to give you the kind of robust and dynamic learning experience you’ve come to expect from Academic Impressions. These trainings provide you with an active learning environment and an online space where you can explore ideas, get inspired by what your peers are doing, and understand the range of possibilities around a certain topic. You will leave these sessions with practical solutions that you can take back to your team or task force.

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
  • Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions

See What Our Attendees are Saying

“The virtual design of this conference coupled with the amazing work of our program manager promoted a high level of engagement and sense of community among attendees. The speakers were knowledgeable and enthusiastic to share their experiences. It was a refreshing shift from long days of traditional meetings on Zoom!”

“This is the first time I’ve ever attended a virtual conference, and to be honest, I had low expectations. Well, I was wrong. I am very impressed with the platform used and the quality of the content shared. Oftentimes, these conferences only talk about ideas and what could work, but at this event, actual pathways and practical next steps were shared. Academic Impressions did a great job featuring quality speakers who were willing to share what they know.”

“Although the workshop was online, it felt as if the presenters were right there with us. All presenters were knowledgeable and really related the content to real work experiences. They were so willing to answer questions and offer assistance—I learned so much that I can apply.”

“Many conferences leave you with learning but not always sure how to turn that into action for your organization. There were actionable tips shared throughout the two days and tools provided to help move the learning into action. I am always impressed with Academic Impressions conferences and this virtual one did not disappoint.”

"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

AGENDA

Pre-Conference Workshop| March 22, 2021

All Times Eastern

 

Meet and Greet
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

 


 

Pre-Conference Session: Conflict Management
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 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 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

 


Day 1 | March 23, 2021

All Times Eastern

 

Meet and Greet
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

 


 

Welcome and Introductions
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

 


 

Leading Inclusively: Intersectionality Matters
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Highly inclusive leaders strive to respect and value people from diverse backgrounds based on categories such as gender, race, class, sexual orientation, religion, ability, etc. This session will focus on intersectionality—ways that individuals face multiple forms of oppression due to their membership in more than one non-dominant social identity (e.g., queer Asian American woman). We will explore how leaders can cultivate inclusion by addressing complex, cumulative effects of intersectionality.

 


 

Break
1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

 


 

Be the Leader You Would Want to Follow
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Leadership in higher education matters now more than ever. In this session, you will learn 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
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

 


 

Closing the Gender Confidence Gap
2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
In this session, we will unpack the structures that make it difficult for women to display confidence. You will learn how to bust common myths about confidence and how to use research-based strategies—that do not include “acting more like a man”—to develop your confidence.

 


 

Day 1 Close
4:00 p.m.

 


Day 2 | March 24, 2021

All Times Eastern

 

Welcome
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

 


 

Influencing without Authority
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Influence 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
12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

 


 

Breakouts by Role
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
In this session, you will have an opportunity to connect with others in similar roles to consider your next career steps.

 


 

Break and Social Connection
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
In this optional session, bring your lunch or snack and get to know your colleagues! While we will have discussion prompts to get the ball rolling, this is a great time to connect with others and get feedback on topics of interest to you.

 


 

Breakouts – Focusing on Your Work
2:15 - 3:15 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 choose your breakout rooms based on your focus selection.

 


 

Conference Close
3:15 p.m.

SPEAKERS

Portrait of Brenda Allen

Brenda J. Allen, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita

Brenda J. Allen retired in April 2019 as the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus. During almost 30 years in the University of Colorado system, Professor Allen developed a track record for scholarship, teaching, service, mentorship, and training related to organizational communication, social identity, and leadership, with an emphasis on higher education.

Read Brenda's full bio here.

Portrait of 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.

Portrait of Alexis Kanda-Olmstead

Alexis Kanda-Olmstead

Director, Advancement Talent Management, Dartmouth College

Alexis helps people maximize their potential to achieve organizational priorities. She believes people should be engaged by their work and have the opportunity for continuous growth and development. Her responsibilities include shaping the overarching strategy for talent management, coaching leaders and supervisors, and designing training and professional development programs for more than 250 staff.

Read Speaker's Full Bio.

Portrait of 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.

PRICING WITH SUCCESS COACHING

ACADEMIC IMPRESSIONS MEMBERS

Virtual Conference + Success Coaching

$2,295 $700

Get access to THIS virtual conference + success coaching.

Pre-Conference Workshop + Virtual Conference + Success Coaching

$2,695 $700

Get access to THIS pre-conference workshop + virtual conference + success coaching.

NON-MEMBERS

Virtual Conference +
Success Coaching

$2,295 $2,195

through March 15, 2021

Get access to THIS virtual conference + success coaching.

Pre-Conference Workshop  +
Virtual Conference +
Success Coaching

$2,695 $2,595

through March 15, 2021

Get access to THIS pre-conference workshop + virtual conference + success coaching.

Become a Member

Get this virtual conference + 100s more FREE with membership!

Can't attend the conference? Buy the binder.

PRICING WITHOUT SUCCESS COACHING

ACADEMIC IMPRESSIONS MEMBERS

Virtual Conference Only

$1,595 $0

Get access to THIS virtual conference only.

Pre-Conference Workshop + Virtual Conference

$1,995 $0

Get access to THIS pre-conference workshop + virtual conference.

NON-MEMBERS

Virtual Conference Only

$1,595 $1,495

through March 15, 2021

Get access to THIS virtual conference only.

Pre-Conference Workshop +
Virtual Conference

$1,995 $1,895

through March 15, 2021

Get access to THIS pre-conference workshop + virtual conference.

Become a Member

Get this virtual conference + 100s more FREE with membership!

Can't attend the conference? Buy the binder.

Questions About the Event?

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Elizabeth Ross Hubbell
Senior Program Manager, Academic Impressions

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