Welcome to the Academic Impressions Booth


As part of Case Western Reserve University’s partnership with Academic Impressions, all faculty, staff, and administrators have access to membership resources. Simply login or create an account using your @case.edu email address to start learning today. These resources, among many others, are available to all members of the CWRU community at no charge.

Upgrading Your Self-Care During the COVID Crisis

Are you finding that your self-care is becoming just another thing on your to-do list? Maybe it’s not a priority at all. Between taking care of your career, family, friends, and household—all while working in new ways from home—you may feel as if there’s never enough time in the day to take care of yourself.

Join us online and learn how to integrate self-care into your life in a meaningful way that does not feel like a chore.

Manage Your Emotional Labor in the Workplace

Emotional labor is the process of regulating your emotions and putting others’ needs before your own during interactions with students, colleagues, and superiors in order to deliver high quality work. It can be difficult to detect – and even more challenging to manage – especially in environments that prioritize human connection, which includes most jobs in higher education. Expending high-level emotional labor over extended periods of time can lead to burn out, permanent exhaustion, and, at times, turnover.

Join us for a virtual training where you can start building a toolkit for scaling down your emotional labor and using it on your own terms.

Engaging in Empathy: Balance the Emotional Demands

As a leader, you likely know that empathy is a behavior that can help you build connections and trust with others on your team. Due to the uncertainty and rapid change we have been navigating through this past year, you may have found yourself exercising empathy with colleagues more often and at greater depths than you’ve ever had to before. Empathy fatigue may be settling in and you might be noticing that exercising empathy gets more difficult the more tired and worn out you become.

Join us online to learn how you can utilize your emotional intelligence to recognize the signals of fatigue and continue to embrace empathy when it’s most needed.

Building Resilience During and After the Pandemic

Our current working conditions mean we are juggling rapidly changing directives from work while also trying to manage a new normal at home. How do you maintain your professional resilience when faced with surmounting challenges or, even worse, layoffs? How do we keep these setbacks from becoming defeating messages we internalize? This virtual training will give you an opportunity to delve deeper into the content and workshop ways to integrate what you’re learning into your practice.

Building Resilience with Your Team During Uncertain Times

Leading teams during times of crisis can be an enormous challenge and an unexpected opportunity. Supporting staff to deliver their best possible work means offering informational, resource, and emotional support. Predictably, there will be some roadblocks, so the question is how can you actively guide your team in building their resilience to bounce back from stress and move forward with renewed energy and agency?

Join us online for this training where you will engage with the four components of resilience to protect and promote your own and your team’s well-being.

How to Manage Stress as a Faculty Member During Uncertain Times

The COVID-19 crisis has put a great deal of strain on faculty members as they juggle already taxing schedules with a rapid transition to remote instruction. Managing a new style of teaching, disruptions to research and writing practices, and the realities of working from home have proved to be a herculean task for many.

This webcast features a facilitated discussion with Anita Kite, PhD, and Carina Vocisano, PhD, psychologists and faculty coaches for Academic Impressions, where we tackle questions such as:

  • What is most essential when pivoting to remote learning and research?
  • How might you limit your engagement with outside stimuli stay focused?
  • What are your best practices for playing the “long game” and keeping perspective?
  • How can you manage feelings of overwhelm and stress?
  • In a time of constant communication, how can you avoid burnout?

Creating an Inner Coach Stronger than Your Inner Critic

Many of us live with constant self-talk that undermines our confidence, courage, and resilience. Join us online to learn how you can start developing your alternative voice – your inner coach – in order to become a more effective leader. You’ll learn the neuroscience behind why we all doubt ourselves, and you’ll discover a new technique that will help you think and act in more constructive ways