Academic Impressions Upcoming and On-demand Learning Resources

Browse through a list of upcoming and on-demand learning resources on leading self, others and change, student success, and diversity and inclusion.

24 November 2020

Leading Others

Building Resilience with Your Team During Uncertain Times


Learn strategies to effectively build and foster resilience in your team in times of unpredictability.

Managing a Remote Team: How to Motivate, Maintain Morale, and Ensure Accountability


Learn practical strategies to better lead your team remotely.

Cultivating Your Unique Leadership Skills in this New Environment


Learn how to build on your strengths as a leader as you manage your team remotely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leading Through a Crisis


Watch this webcast recording where experts and peers discuss the nuances of how to effectively lead through a crisis.

Fostering Psychological Safety in Your Team


Focus on psychological safety as a crucial starting point for team effectiveness. This webcast series is ideal for supervisors and leaders who want to foster psychological safety on their teams to improve team learning, performance, satisfaction, and engagement.

Leadership Learning Plan: Supervision in Higher Education 

This learning plan offers a mix of webcast recordings, short lessons, job aids, and other learning materials that will help you improve your supervisory practices, whether you are a brand new supervisor looking to learn the ropes or a veteran with more specific goals in mind. This plan brings together the four areas of supervision: getting started, conflict & communication, delegation, and performance appraisals.

Leadership Learning Plan: Evaluating the Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Team

This learning plan consists of 5 lessons that will review some best practices around team building.

Group Activity Designs 

We have all been to meetings where there is uneven participation among attendees. More vocal participants tend to dominate, while others can all but disappear. This is a substantial problem for meeting leaders and facilitators as it results in fewer ideas and perspectives being considered.

Group activities can be a productive way to overcome this issue. As meeting leaders and facilitators, use this resource to spark meaningful engagement among all meeting participants.

Meeting success kit

More than just “agendas and actions items,” you will receive an online toolkit to transform meetings on your campus, including 20 short instructional videos and 17 activity designs you can use to generate ideas, encourage participation, and gather feedback. You will also receive a comprehensive assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of your meetings and help you decide where to focus your efforts.


Leading Change

Six Months In: Leadership Lessons Gleaned from the COVID Crisis

Mary Dana Hinton, President at Hollins University reflects on five important leadership lessons that she has learned during the pandemic.

Leading in a Crisis: Perspectives From a College President

Tim Hall has helped transform New York's Mercy College and keep it strong through the pandemic.

The Four Stages of Change 

As a leader, it can be challenging to help your people manage change. This easily printable guide will help you identify what stage of the change curve your direct reports are in and steps you can take to better support them.

Leading through change in higher education

Very few people like change; learn how you can manage the process for individuals and teams with greater success.

Learning Plan: Working Within Changing Environments
Learning Plan

This plan includes a set of short lessons and webcast recording around working within a changing environment that help you reflect on what you’ve learned and begin to think of ways to apply it. 

Student Success

Strengthen Student Community Building in Digital Spaces

December 7, 2020 | Virtual Training

Get strategic about enhancing online community building for Winter 2021. As you reflect on this fall and prepare for another partially or fully remote semester, you may have found some successful strategies that have helped students build community online and others that have fallen flat. As students return after an unorthodox fall term, it will be more important than ever to strengthen online community building. Register for this live webinar to learn how to build digital communities that foster meaningful engagement and connection in co-curricular spaces.

Fostering Student Belonging to Support Retention Despite the Global Pandemic


Brainstorm creative ways to support student belonging and retention in the face of social distancing and the pandemic.

Recognize Student Distress in a Virtual Environment


Recognize the warning signs of student distress and understand how to take appropriate action.

Building Digital Communities in Co-Curricular Spaces


Learn how to build engaging digital communities to sustain your co-curricular activities online.

Career Services: Fostering Meaningful Connections Between Diverse Students and Employers


Are you looking for a better way to match your employer partners with diverse students? Career services and employer relations professionals who are looking to build more meaningful and intentional diversity recruitment events with their employer partners will benefit from this webcast.


Diversity and Inclusion

An Intersectional Approach to Supporting Neurodiverse Learners Online

December 3, 2020 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Learn how you can approach neurodiversity from an intersectional lens to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your online classroom.

Understanding and Interrupting Privileged Classroom Practices

December 11, 2020 | 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern

Examine and disrupt the norms that have shaped the traditional classroom experience to create a more equitable learning environment for all students.

Foster Inclusion in the Classroom Through Formative Assessment

January 19, 2021 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

This training is designed for faculty and instructors who are looking for ways to ensure their classroom is accessible and relevant for all students. If you’re interested in finding new ways to assess learning and teaching effectiveness in your classroom, this training is for you!

Those who support faculty in Centers for Teaching & Learning, as well as academic leaders such as deans, department chairs, provosts, and vice presidents of academic affairs may also be interested in the topic to learn faculty support strategies.

Using Oral History in the Classroom to Ease Collective Trauma

January 20, 2021 | 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern

Engage your students in researching and talking about the tough times we’re all going through and empower them to process the trauma associated with it.

Starting Courageous Conversations to Foster Diversity and Difference


Feel more confident promoting inclusion by beginning important dialogues at your institution. Whether you’re working in your campus diversity office or you’re building and leading a team in another department on campus, this webcast will help you gain confidence and skills in leading conversations about diversity and difference.



Leading Self

Building Resilience During and After the Pandemic

December 2, 2020 | Virtual Training

Learn new ways for building resilience through your “inner coach” to better manage conflict, change, and work-life balance.

Leadership Perspectives from Women Presidents

December 9, 2020 | Virtual Training

Gain ideas and inspiration from women who have led at the highest levels of higher education.

The Inclusive Leader’s Approach to Accountability

December 14, 2020 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern

It is the inclusive leader’s responsibility to hold themselves and others accountable to repair harm and bring people together. This webcast is designed for all academic and staff leaders who are interested in exploring how to create an environment that embraces accountability as a learning opportunity. Whether or not you formally supervise teams, you will walk away with ideas for holding yourself and others accountable in an inclusive way.

Advocating for Yourself in Personal and Professional Relationships
January 21, 2021 | Virtual Training

Learn strategies to advocate for your needs as you juggle work, home, and career progression.

Manage Your Emotional Labor in the Workplace


Maximize your agency to scale down emotional labor and rebalance the expectations set by your students, colleagues, and institution.

Managing conflict 


Learn strategies for identifying the source of your conflict, common interests, and how to leverage those interests to resolve disputes.