Why Brighter

Online Professional Development

Increase expertise and build confidence with the professional development support you need on your schedule. 

Maintaining and improving professional development is vital for both the reputation and wellbeing of any institution, and, with the world moving online, this has never been easier.

At Brighter, we will equip you with the tools and resources you need to thrive, both inside the classroom and beyond. 

What makes our courses unique? We offer specific content tailored not only to academic leaders but even to your institutional needs. 

Members gain discounted access to our entire range of high quality, highly requested courses with new courses added monthly.


Participant Benefits

  • Learn new skills 
  • Keep updated with emerging industry changes and how to tackle them.
  • Increased efficiency = more time
  • Build your competitive edge, confidence,  and overcome imposter syndrome.

Institutional Benefits

  • Improved employee competency, productivity, and efficiency
  • Inspiring leaders = higher graduation rates
  • Increased employee retention
  • Address your unique stress points

1-on-1 Mentoring

The best way to become a great leader is to learn from a great leader. We’ve brought together a network of experts with a range of specialties – from EdTech to studying abroad – to help you grow. As a member, you gain exclusive access to our supportive community of experienced higher ed administrators providing 1-on-1 mentoring from these higher ed leaders and peers.

Resources you need to succeed

One of our critical missions at Brighter Higher Ed is to provide academic leaders with the resources they need to succeed. Our team of education-centric journalists is here to provide you with action-oriented content and up-to-the-minute analysis on the current state of higher ed.

We understand that everyone engages with information differently, so we have tailored our style to suit all!

Members receive regular news articles and monthly newsletters: perfect for helping you gain quick insights while fitting easily into your schedule. We will provide relevant, topical content covering everything you need to know about higher ed, right when you need it.

Six times per year, members will receive access to our original, in-depth guides explicitly written for Brighter by our contributors. These guides lead administrators step-by-step through a single topic giving specific resources, information, advice, and best practices.

Previous In-Depth Guide Topics Include:

  • Technology
  • Assessment
  • Artificial Intelligence (members-only)
  • Secret Boss Training: Guide to Teaching Assessment (members-only)

Community forums

Participate in community forums where members exchange ideas and information and interact with your counterparts working at other institutions. These peers provide perspectives and suggestions that you just can’t get within your college or university. Network with others, without having to attend a big, anonymous conference.

Podcasts and Webinars



CEO Terri Givens, a higher ed leader with over 25 years of experience in the industry, hosts regular podcasts for higher education leaders. Terri interviews experienced leaders from higher ed, ed-tech, and government, providing a rundown of topical events and analysis.


Gain access to exclusive members-only webinars with expert panelists discussing the latest issues facing higher education. Bring your questions, gain insight, and network with industry experts!