Professional development workshops on online presence for academics

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Professors, researchers, and scientists gain so many benefits from communicating their work. Sharing your work in online spaces can reach people around the world.

Jennifer van Alstyne has led professional development workshops and trainings on online presence in Higher Education since 2019. Now, The Academic Designer LLC is introducing an entirely new workshop format with

  • pre-recorded video trainings
  • live interactive session(s)

This format for professional development training allows workshop participants to choose their own adventure. Learning at their own pace helps participants transform how their online presence fits into their busy lives.

These professional development trainings are each equivalent to a half day workshop. Learn more about the workshops offered below.

Interested in booking Jennifer for a virtual speaking engagement or a live Q&A session instead? Email

Who are these workshops for?

  • Professors
  • Researchers
  • Scientists
  • Graduate students
  • Research groups
  • Scholarly associations
  • Organizations
  • Non-profits
  • Colleges
  • Universities


About the format of these workshops

Professional development workshops from The Academic Designer LLC are virtual. They are both

  • asynchronous (pre-recorded training)
  • synchronous (live session)

Pre-recorded lessons

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12 months access to pre-recorded lessons

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Choose your own adventure experience

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Complete lessons at your own pace

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Learn when it makes sense for you

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No more overwhelm

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Meets participants where they’re at

Live interactive sessions

Highly engaging

Customized to fit your group’s needs

Personalized worksheet

Questions & Answers

Opportunity to participate in a live profile or website review

Access to live session replay

Here’s what you get

  • A short video and flyer to help you get workshop participants registered
  • 1 email and up to 3 social media posts about the workshop to share with your group
  • 12 months access to the pre-recorded training lessons
  • 60-minute live interactive workshop session(s)

These workshops are great for small and large groups. Unlimited licenses are available.

To request your custom group workshop quote, email Jennifer at

Here’s what people are saying about workshops with Jennifer

“In the workshop “Building Your Academic Social Media Presence”, Jennifer van Alstyne taught members of the Public Management Research Association how to use social media more effectively to promote their research. The workshop was engaging, fun, and interactive.

Pre-recorded videos helped members get the basics of each platform out of the way. During the live workshop, Jennifer reviewed sample social media profiles, used polls to get a sense of our social media know-how, and answered questions about a range of social media topics. This workshop got our members up to speed on how to use social media to effectively disseminate research, engage in our community of scholars, and share good news. The workshop was a great investment for our members!

—Leisha DeHart-Davis, PhD, President of the Public Management Research Association

“Jennifer was incredibly insightful into various social media platforms including LinkedIn and Twitter. She even walked our faculty through recommended updates to their own pages! She was flexible, informative, and overall a wonderful presenter.”

—Dorie Campbell, ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development at Northeastern University

“The workshop was good for students to get an understanding of how social media can be used in their careers. I believe a few wanted the consultation and have taken steps to improve their online presence. I feel that the presentation improved NEWT’s initiative to empower students to share more digital news with the NEWT community. Jennifer is a wonderful presenter online and provides materials to support the lesson.”

—Liz Scroggins, NEWT Engineering Research Center

Email Jennifer to get your custom workshop estimate

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