Partner with Us

Partner with Us

Providing Leadership, Personal Development, and

Skills-Based Training for Higher Ed


Professional development can transform you, your team, and your institution. Get connected with expert training that is designed specifically for staff and faculty in higher ed.

Leadership Development

Become a better leader in terms of how to:

  • Be more collaborative
  • Enhance executive presence
  • Build better teams
  • Deepen emotional intelligence
  • Manage change
  • And more...

Personal Development

Be more effective in your role by learning about topics such as: 

  • Time management
  • Dealing with difficult colleagues
  • Procrastination
  • Decision making
  • Personal effectiveness
  • And more...

Skills-Based Training

Get the skills you need across the academic enterprise, including:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Advancement
  • Business Office
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Enrollment Management
  • Student Affairs

We Can Help.

We provide in-depth professional development opportunities, on-campus workshops, an all-access membership to hundreds of online trainings, reports, job aids, and other professional development resources designed specifically for higher education. We can partner with your institution to benchmark your culture of professional development against a sector-wide average and develop customized learning plans for your next generation of leaders.

What Makes Academic Impressions Different?

Academic Impressions offers professional development opportunities that are rooted in practical application and delivered by vetted experts. The topics are needs-driven and based on research with practitioners in the field. After completing an in-person or online training, you will walk away with practical, hands on knowledge that will make a direct impact in your role and institution.

Don’t just take our word for it, listen to past attendees.

  • Nine out of ten participants recommend Academic Impressions webcasts to their colleagues.

  • 96% of past attendees would recommend an Academic Impressions conference to a colleague.

And check out our featured case studies to see how institutions of every size have used our trainings to develop their leaders.


Start Learning

Attend a Conference

Designed as work-and-learn events with a combination of presentations and working sessions, you will leave armed with plans, checklists, and other tools you can put into play as soon as you return to your campus.

Read our case studies to hear first hand how attending a conference has helped other universities.

Books, Assessments, and Reports

Our researchers work with leading experts in higher education to produce:

You can also sign up for a daily, weekly, or monthly digest of the most practical strategies, up-to-date research, and current events in higher ed.


Become a Member

Online membership offers a unique, higher ed-specific library of online resources that features training and best practices on a wide-variety of topics including leadership and personal development. Trainings are focused on providing practical advice and strategies from vetted experts through a variety of learning formats.

Members receive unlimited access to all of our live and on-demand trainings and resources, including leadership topics. Through membership, you can:

• Improve employee engagement and retention
• Accelerate change through leadership development
• Infuse new thinking with proven practices from outside your institution
• Receive discounts on in-person conferences

Bring Training to Your Campus: On Campus Workshops

Get your team on the same page and moving in the same direction quickly. Bring expert facilitators to your campus for a training customized to your unique needs. It will be facilitated to ensure the outcome is highly practical, actionable, and owned by key stakeholders. Topics include:


  • Collaborative Leadership in Higher Education
  • Implementing a Strengths-Based Approach to Leadership on Campus
  • Leading and Influencing as a Department Chair
  • Emergent Crisis Management: Experiential Workshop for Campus Leaders
  • Women's Leadership Success in Higher Education
  • Creating Exceptional Teams in Higher Education


  • Fundraising Partnerships for Deans and Development Officers
  • Front-line Fundraising: Essentials of Gift Solicitation

Student Affairs

  • Customer Service in Higher Education: Certification Training
  • Foundations in Title IX Investigations Workshop & Certification
  • New Advisor Bootcamp

Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching is designed specifically for high-performing leaders in higher ed who want to take the next step in their leadership journey and career path. The program includes:

  • Facilitated match-making process to ensure you work with the right coach
  • 360° assessment as well as access to other self and organizational assessments
  • Ticket to a multi-day leadership workshop
  • Access to dozens of online resources (e.g., decision-making, delegation, to support your online leadership, etc.)
  • Fixed fee model with a set block of hours so that you can budget easier and have the flexibility you need over a six- to twelve-month process


Partner your leadership team with Academic Impressions to more intentionally plan your team’s professional development. We’ll help you to assess your team’s needs, centrally plan and coordinate, and get more strategic about your team’s growth and development.

Partnership can be a combination of any of the above training tools such as conferences, membership, coaching or more. 

Fill out the form below to get more information. 

Talk with us. We can help you figure out the best professional development needs for you, your team, and/or your institution.


[ninja_form id=178]