Academic Impressions Upcoming and Recorded Learning Opportunities

Upcoming and recorded learning opportunities about leading change, time management, academic restructuring, building resilience and more.

23 October 2020

As an Academic Impressions member, you have free access to a range of live learning opportunities to maximize interaction and engagement. You can also access hundreds of on-demand learning opportunities at any time. Learn more about Academic Impressions and how to access it here.

Here are some upcoming and recorded learning opportunities for you to explore. 

Upcoming opportunities 

Engaging in Empathy: Balance the Emotional Demands 
October 27, 2020 | Virtual Training

This virtual training is specifically designed for team leaders–both emerging or senior–who are either striving to build a strong team dynamic built on a culture of empathy, or who are curious about how empathy can improve your team dynamics. You may be particularly interested in this training if you’re struggling to practice empathy consistently and regularly because of exhaustion or burnout, or you feel you may be overusing empathy and need to find balance.

Cultivating Creativity by Building Trust Within Your Team 
October 30, 2020 | Webcast

You don’t need to be creative to foster creativity on your team. Learn how to create an environment where your team feels safe enough to take risks. 

Designing Creative Solutions for Your Toughest Challenges 

November 13, 2020 | Webcast

Solve your campus’ most difficult problems by releasing and actualizing creative ideas from across your campus.

Integrating Inclusivity into Your Leadership Philosophy 

November 10 & 16, 2020 | Webcast

Discover how your values can either help or hinder your ability to serve as an inclusive leader.

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.


Academic Restructuring: Taking Action Quickly During Times of Change 

Learn from the experience of the conditions and approaches surrounding the restructure at Clarion University to get a better understanding of the lessons learned - both the good and the bad.  

Academic Restructuring: Creating New Growth Opportunities 

Hear how Merrimack College restructured in order to stay competitive amid changing market demands.

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

Learn practical strategies to better lead your team remotely.

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.

Shift Your Mindset to Build Resilience

Learn the ABC Model, so you can take back control when difficult situations arise.

Learning to Lead Through Conflict 

Do you feel like you are always managing conflict but wish you knew how to better lead through it? Are you ready to take an honest look at your professional interactions? If so, then join us to discover the tools that can help you lead yourself and others through conflict. 

Building Resilience with Your Team During Uncertain Times 

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

Time Management: A Disciplined Approach to Priority-Setting 

Control your own schedule and focus on your most important work.

Time Management: Focusing on Your Priorities and Purpose 

Learn how to lose your “to-do” lists and focus on your most meaningful work instead.

Influencing Without Authority 

You don’t need an authority position to have power; you need influence. Influencing is a powerful tactic no matter where you sit within your institution’s organizational hierarchy. This training will be useful if you are trying to influence both the people you supervise and report to, as well as peers with whom you regularly collaborate.

10 Tips to Improve Your Meetings 

When was the last time you participated in an engaging, productive meeting where you felt that it was a great use of your time and attention? When’s the last time you looked at your meeting calendar and said to yourself, “I am really looking forward to Tuesday’s committee meeting!”

Here are 10 practical tips for improving your meetings. Read more.

Leading Effective Virtual Meetings

This program is for anyone who wants to achieve better outcomes in virtual meetings. If your virtual meetings lack participation or focus, or if you find yourself using very few of the tools available in your meeting platform, then this webcast is for you!

How to Keep Your Eyes on the Future When There's a Crisis in the Present 

This is a unique and challenging time, yet it's crucial not to remain overly consumed with the present crisis; we need to reserve time each day to think through the possibilities of how our future, and how the future of our unit and our institution can be different when we all return. Read more.

10 Powerful Strategies to Beat Procrastination 

Break the unhealthy cycle and get a handle on your stubborn procrastination habits.