SOTA on the Road Programs and Services

Welcome to our hub of expertise—your trusted resource for culturally responsive professional development tailored to the unique needs of academics. We understand that the landscape of academia is ever-evolving, and staying ahead requires holistic growth and development. Our team of dedicated consultants specializes in crafting culturally responsive professional development experiences that empower scholars to excel in their careers, enhance their skills, navigate the complexities of their fields, and hone their unique voice.

We know that not all institutions or organizations have the capacity to plan and host programming like ours. Interested in hosting your own Intensive Grants Workshop, Writing Retreat, or Research BootCamp, SOTA can help! Our focus on inclusivity and cultural responsiveness underscores our dedication to empowering scholars from diverse backgrounds to excel and make lasting contributions within academia. We can help you design ways to better support your scholars- undergraduate, graduate students, junior scholars, senior faculty, and administrators, we're available to provide customized programming to help your community flourish.


Our Approach to Professional Development

At Sisters of the Academy Institute, we believe that professional development is not just about acquiring new skills; it's about nurturing a mindset of holistic development. Our approach is centered around providing intersectional, culturally responsive, engaging, and impactful learning experiences that align with your scholars' specific needs and aspirations.

Programs and Services We Offer

  • Customized Workshops: Choose from our existing programming- The IGW, Writing Retreat, or RBC, work with us to design something just for your organization.  Our workshops are thoughtfully designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities that your scholars face. From honing research skills to mastering effective teaching techniques, we create tailored workshops that resonate with scholars at all career stages.

  • Career Advancement Strategies: We provide guidance on strategic positioning for career advancement. From building a compelling academic portfolio to enhancing visibility within a field, we offer insights that make a difference. Our experiences as Black women in the academy allow us to offer a culturally responsive approach that centers the intersectional identity of our participants. 

  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: Access tools and strategies to create an inclusive campus culture that supports faculty and students from all backgrounds. Engage in workshops that address equity, diversity, and inclusion in academia, equipping you with strategies to navigate these challenges and better support diverse students, faculty, and staff. 

  • Strategic Planning Support: We partner with you to develop strategic plans that align with the institution's goals while promoting equity, diversity, and excellence. 

  • Effective Communication Training: Whether it's presenting research, collaborating with colleagues, or engaging with the public, effective communication is essential. Our training equips you with the skills to communicate your ideas with confidence and impact to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.

  • Leadership and Management Skills: As academics progress in their careers, leadership and management skills become vital. We offer programs that develop scholars' ability to lead teams, mentor colleagues, and manage projects, departments, and colleges effectively.

  • Technology Integration: We embrace the digital era with our technology integration programs. Learn to harness the power of innovative tools and platforms to enhance your research, teaching, and overall productivity.

Why Choose Sisters of the Academy Institute for Your Professional Development?

  • Tailored Solutions: We understand that every scholar's journey is unique. Our solutions are customized to address your scholars' diverse needs, challenges, and aspirations.

  • Expert Guidance: Our consultants are seasoned professionals with extensive experience in academia. You'll benefit from their insights, strategies, and practical advice.

  • Holistic Approach: We focus on the whole scholar, nurturing growth in both professional skills and personal confidence.

  • Engaging Experiences: Our workshops and programs are designed to be engaging, interactive, culturally responsive, and immediately applicable to your academic journey.

Invest in Your Scholars' Growth Today

Empower them to navigate the dynamic landscape of academia with confidence and expertise. Explore our range of professional development programs and workshops designed to unlock their full potential as a scholar.

Contact Member Services for more information about attending or hosting the next SOTA event on your campus or at your organization.