Faculty Development Opportunities

University of Utah Health Sciences Faculty Leadership Development Seminars
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Opportunities
Drexel University College of Medicine

 

University of Utah Health Sciences Faculty Leadership Seminars

  • Leadership I: Foundations of Leadership
    • Program Information: The program is interactive and experiential, based on self-assessments that participants will take prior to the seminar.  Participants will focus on fundamentals for high performing leaders, managing conflict, managing difficult negotiations and communicating in an effective and engaging manner. Participants will reflect on their personal leadership style and how different leadership styles can successfully interact with other styles.
    • Who Should Attend? Health Sciences faculty interested in leadership roles should attend this seminar to enhance their skills and to connect with colleagues. 
    • Upcoming Seminars:
      September 12-14, 2018
      Register Here


  • Leadership II: Applied Techniques and Practices
    • Program Information:  The program is interactive and experiential, and is based on self-assessments that participants will take prior to the seminar.  Participants will focus on negotiation, conflict navigation, creating and sustaining inclusive environments, leading work and people, and leading and managing change. Participants will reflect on their personal leadership style and how different leadership styles can successfully interact with other styles. 
    • Who Should Attend?  Health Sciences Faculty who have attended the Leadership I: Foundations of Leadership Seminar and /or who are currently in leadership roles. 
    • Upcoming Seminars:
      November 28-30, 2018
      Register Here


  • Leadership III: Leading Through and Across Organization Layers
    • Program Information: Organization realities require us all, at times, to work across functional silos, influence others and manage in multiple direction to get things done. Influencing up, down and across organization layers is essential to acquiring resources and support for projects and goals. Managing multiple agendas and working with others who either don’t report to you or who are in different locations, is not without challenges.
    • Who Should Attend? Health Sciences Faculty who have attended the Leadership I and Leadership II and /or who are currently in leadership roles. 
    • Upcoming Seminars:
      August 8-9, 2018
      Register Here


  • Senior Leadership Seminar
    • Program Information: The Senior Leadership Seminar in Health Sciences is intended to assist Department Chairs, Division Chairs, Division Chiefs and other similar leaders in envisioning and operationalizing the future. Participants will meet with other senior leaders to develop skills in the area of roles and responsibilities, funds flow, and strategic priorities and metrics. They will also have time to discuss their role and relationships with key personnel, including creating inclusive environments and conflict negotiation.
    • Who Should Attend? Health Sciences Faculty senior leaders whom have been in the role for 1-3 years, but is open to all senior leaders (e.g. Deans, Department Chairs, Division Chairs, Division Chiefs)
    • Registration for the January 2018 Seminar has closed.

 

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Leadership Development Opportunities

  • Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
    • This popular and highly interactive seminar provides women at the assistant professor or instructor level with the knowledge and skills required to navigate the academic medicine enterprise as well as continue on the path to leadership.

      This three and a half-day seminar is designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the instructor or assistant professor level, and in the early stages of leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar will present participants with a foundation for modeling leadership behavior and assist in creating individual leadership goals. Participants will gain insights into the realities of building a career in academic medicine and science. There will also be a focus on expanding your network of colleagues with the facilitation of peer discussion, small-group career advancement toolbox sessions, and various networking activities. Additionally, there will be an emphasis on establishing wellness practices and applying new skills to practice as participants return to their institution. Attendees will develop academic medicine and science career building skills such as communication, conflict management, and financial acumen, and employ strategic thinking about their career and leadership development.

      Seminar faculty from schools throughout the United States and Canada have been chosen for their specialized knowledge in particular areas and demonstrated leadership capabilities. They offer valuable information, inspiring stories, and practical advice to support career advancement.

    • Program Objectives: 
      At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

      • Integrate new leadership competencies and skills 
      • Gain insights into overcoming challenges of building a career in academic medicine and science
      • Expand their network of colleagues
      • Identify skill areas in need of further development

    • Who Should Attend? The Early Career Seminar for Women Faculty is designed for women at the instructor or assistant professor level, with at least 1-2 years in academic medicine, but generally less than six years.
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • The application process for the 2018 Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar is closed.

 

  • Being a Resilient Leader
    • The AAMC has designed a dynamic workshop to help medical staff and faculty meet the challenges of modern academic medicine that are causing a rise in anxiety, stress, and burnout.

      Resiliency is the essential quality of leadership that propels and sustains our ability to succeed and lead in medicine and science. To be modeled effectively, resiliency, like leadership, must be learned and cultivated within our profession and our institutions. Being a Resilient Leader is an interactive two –day workshop that will help you build your own resiliency and teach you how to exercise leadership so you can achieve desired results. You are invited to join us and engage in personal reflection, action planning, and small group work to increase your day-to-day effectiveness and optimism.

    • Learning Objectives: 
      At the completion of the sessions, you will be able to:
      • Assess your current ways of being and acting and how they are impacting your effectiveness and results as a leader
      • Apply the four pillars of being a leader and the structural framework for exercising effective leadership in day-to-day activities and interactions
      • Apply the Leadership Effectiveness Model and related tools to tackle your leadership challenges
      • Use emotional intelligence concepts to increase your resilience, optimism, and problem-solving ability in times of stress and change
      • Articulate your commitment to the future and a practical plan for putting it into action
    • Who Should Attend? All formal and informal leaders (from emerging leaders to associate deans and department chairs). Faculty and staff included. The workshop experience is enhanced by a mixed audience with different perspectives in the room. Examples of participants who attended previous sessions include, but are not limited to, associate and assistant professors, administrators, division chiefs, directors, department chairs and associate deans.
    • Upcoming Workshop
      • September 5-6, 2018
        AAMC Learning Center
        Washington, D.C.
    • Viewable PDF Information Sheet
    • Registration will open in June.

 

  • Leadership and Management Foundations for Academic Medicine and Science
    • Are you thinking about a leadership position in academic medicine and science? Are you ready to take the next step in your career or increase your leadership presence in your scientific or professional organization? The AAMC Leadership and Management Foundations for Academic Medicine and Science (formerly, Executive Development Seminar for Aspiring Leaders) will provide critical knowledge and skill-building experiences in core areas vital to leadership and management.

      This seminar features expert faculty and interactive sessions that will help you answer the following questions:

      • Defining Leadership: What’s the difference between leading and managing? How do I make the transition from being a contributor to a leader? How can I build my leadership presence and credibility?
      • Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Am I emotionally intelligent? How can I manage and channel the emotions of myself and others to create a productive and healthy work environment? How can I build and improve my own emotional intelligence?
      • Managing Time and Multiple Priorities: How do I balance the demands of being a leader with my other roles and responsibilities? How do I make time for what’s important and meaningful?
      • Management Breakout Sessions: What are the tools and best practices that will help me succeed in conducting meetings, giving feedback, and negotiating with others as a leader?
    • Who Should Attend? This seminar is designed to prepare new and emerging leaders to be successful in a leadership role. Examples of participants who attended previous seminars include, but are not limited to, assistant and associate professors, program directors, assistant deans, and administrative leaders.
    • The application process for the 2018 AAMC Leadership and Management Foundations for Academic Medicine and Science is now closed.

 

  • Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program
    • The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program, an application-based certificate program, develops educational leaders in health professions education through evidence-based, collaborative learning, and reflective practice. The program will be delivered as a one-year, cohort-based, national leadership development certificate program. The program provides: Theory and evidence-based learning for interested professionals to develop and strengthen their educational leadership; A professional learning community for aspiring and emerging leaders to learn from, and with each other; Learning and reflective practice for enhancing one’s leadership style and practices; and, Facilitation of entry and progressive advancement into meaningful leadership roles.

      The LEAD curriculum is grounded in contemporary conceptions of transformational leadership and includes four primary domains:

      1. Strategic vision and setting direction
      2. Developing people
      3. Developing organizations
      4. Managing effectively

        For more detailed information, please review the Information Summary Sheet PDF.

    • Components: Participants successfully completing the following activities will receive an AAMC issued Certificate of Recognition:
      1. Virtual orientation session
      2. Two in-person workshops (1.5 days each) targeting all four LEAD curriculum domains
      3. Pre- and post-workshop self-directed learning activities 
      4. Coaching via an assigned national LEAD coach
      5. Real-life application through the development and implementation of an individual Applied Leadership Focus (ALF). Presentation of ALF work at an AAMC Regional Medical Education Meeting
    • Who Should Attend? The program is targeted for early to mid-career professionals who are aspiring to or are already in leadership roles in health professions education.
    • The application process for the 2018-2019 LEAD Certificate Program is now closed.

 

  • Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
    • The three-day Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar brings together junior faculty from across the United States and provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine, developing key professional competencies, building skills in grant writing and communications, and expanding their network of colleagues and role models.
    • Learning Objectives: 
      At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
      • Identify professional development goals and design a career path, and the tools on how to get there
      • Understand the realities of advancement in academic medicine through the exploration of the requirements for appointment, promotion, and tenure, and how to plan your own progress through the system
      • Develop key professional competencies in academic and organizational leadership
      • Build skills in grant writing and communications
      • Expand your network of colleagues and role models
    • Who Should Attend? Junior faculty (senior clinical and research fellows, instructors, and assistant professors) and post docs (MD, DO/PhD and PhD) who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine.
    •  Registration for the September 2018 seminar will open in May 2018.

 

  • Transforming Conflict into Collaboration
    • Leaders in academic medicine and science face many pressures including limited resources, expectations for results and complex team dynamics. These challenges, combined with differences in ideas, perceptions, and priorities often create conflicts that are difficult to manage and resolve. During this introductory one-day workshop on conflict management, you will explore how to transform conflict into opportunities for collaboration and problem-solving. Through self-assessment, experiential exercises, and discussions with your peers, you will discover practical strategies for making difficult conversations more productive and for creating a respectful environment in which to resolve conflict.
    • Learning Objectives: 
      At the completion of the workshop, you will be able to:
      • Recognize your natural approach to conflict and how it influences conflict resolution
      • Use communication strategies to turn conflict into problem-solving discussions
      • Identify ways to increase collaboration and reduce the incidence of conflict across teams

    • Who Should Attend? All formal and informal leaders (faculty or staff) who have not had formal training in conflict management or who are interested in brushing up on their skills.
    • Upcoming Workshops: 
      September 7, 2018
      AAMC Learning Center
      Washington, D.C.
    • Registration will open in June. 

 

  • Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar
    • The Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar (Mid-Career MinFac) will address the specific needs of mid-career faculty from a culturally responsive approach while offering skill building and strategies for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine. This professional development seminar provides networking opportunities, small group executive coaching sessions, CV review for career development planning, as well as observational learning opportunities where participants will be matched with a senior faculty member outside of their institution.

      This Seminar will be delivered through a blended learning model that consists of: virtual learning sessions/webinars; a “brick and mortar” two and a half-day in-person meeting; post-seminar activities (optional observational learning opportunities).

    • Learning Objectives: 
      At the completion of the sessions, you will be able to:
      • Assess professional development goals and identify strategies and tools for promotion and tenure
      • Develop key professional competencies in academic leadership
      • Enhance leadership skills in the areas of communication, team building, change management and work/life balance
      • Expand your network of colleagues and sponsors
    • The application process for the 2018 Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar is open and will continue through Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
 
  • Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
    • This leadership development seminar focuses on women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level, and holding leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar's three and a half day curriculum is designed to provide mid-career faculty with the knowledge and skills required to continue advancing to leadership roles in academic medicine. This intensive and highly interactive seminar emphasizes the skills needed to advance to senior roles within academic medicine and provides time for participants to strategically reinvigorate and realign their career with their goals. The seminar covers leadership topics relevant to mid-career women faculty, such as: communication, overcoming challenges in the changing landscape of academic medicine, negotiation, wellness, politics, etc. all of which are central to being a leader at your academic health center. The personalized curriculum and interactivity of this seminar will help you and your peers discover pathways to leadership and brainstorm ways to advance women in academic medicine and science.

      Attendees will develop academic medicine and science career building skills and employ strategic thinking about their career and leadership development.

    • Program Objectives:
      At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
      • Visualize potential paths to leadership, and develop career plans to advance toward that vision.
      • Identify networks of mentors and colleagues in academic medicine and science.
      • Acquire tools and skills necessary for leading teams toward improved organizational and individual performance.
    • Who Should Attend? The Mid-Career Seminar for Women is designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level, with between 8-15 years experience in academic medicine or science.
    • Upcoming Seminar: 
      December 1-4, 2018
      Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia
    • The application process for the December 2018 seminar will begin in August 2018.

 

  • Executive Development Seminar for Deans
    • Designed for newly appointed permanent, interim, and acting deans, this seminar is intended to quickly orient participants to the responsibilities that are integral to this key leadership position. Deans will learn from national experts and have the opportunity to problem-solve current issues at their institutions.
    • Learning Objectives: 
      During the seminar, new deans gain perspective from national experts and from within their cohort on a variety of topics:
      • Emerging issues at academic medical centers;
      • Driving alignment across the academic medical center;
      • Stewarding institutional resources such as talent, finances, and institutional reputation;
      • Best practices for advocacy;
      • Leading your institution through major change events
    • Who Should Attend? The Executive Development Seminar for Deans is open to current members of the Council of Deans (COD) and expected members whose appointments have been announced by an AAMC-member medical school. COD Fellows are also welcome to attend.
    • The application process for the Executive Development Seminar is now closed for 2018.

 

  • Organizational Leadership in Academic Medicine for New Associate Deans and Department Chairs
    • Designed for new department chairs and associate deans, this three and a half-day seminar will enhance your skills in people management, financial management, legal issues, and communications, and improve your ability to lead individuals or teams. Join colleagues from similar organizations across the country as you strengthen the critical skills you need to fulfill your operational responsibilities successfully.
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Recognize the primary funding sources and challenges related to each of the academic missions
      • Identify ways to achieve economic stability and growth in light of recent financial and economic pressures
      • Enhance your skills in effective conflict management, negotiation and influence
      • Identify strategies for communicating and working effectively with your Dean
      • Understand the impact of mergers, acquisitions and clinical integration on faculty and staff
      • Increase your resilience as a leader in times of change and uncertainty
    • Who Should Attend? Department chairs and associate deans who are new to their role (first 3 years)
    • Upcoming Seminar:
      October 4-7, 2018
      Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
      Atlanta, GA
    • The application process for the 2018 seminar will begin in June 2018.

 

Drexel University College of Medicine

  • Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)
    • Established in 1995, the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) program offers an intensive one-year fellowship of leadership training with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy.

      The ELAM program has been specially developed for senior women faculty at the associate or full professor level who demonstrate the greatest potential for assuming executive leadership positions at academic health centers within the next five years. While attaining higher levels within the AHC executive ranks is the program's primary focus, ELAM encourages its graduates to pursue the full diversity of roles that offer opportunities for leadership within their organizations.

      Acceptance into ELAM is determined through an annual competitive selection process, in which approximately 54 candidates are chosen each year. For more information on ELAM and the application process, check out the FAQs.
    • Application Requirements:
      • Applicants must have held the rank of associate professor in an academic institution for at least two years, and have had administrative experience in personnel and budget management.
      • Applicants must be nominated by the dean of their institution, or the chief executive officer of their academic health center. If the nomination comes from the CEO, please provide a secondary nomination from the school of primary academic appointment. We strongly suggest that each applicant discuss her application and ideas or plans for an Institutional Action Project with her nominator before applying. Each school is limited to two applicants.
      • Applicants must have TWO (2) recommendations. One must come from a direct supervisor, and the other from a senior colleague (preferably from outside her home department). A nominator cannot also be a recommender. If the applicant's direct supervisor is her nominating dean/CEO, then the applicant's recommendations must come from two other individuals, one of whom, preferably, is senior to the applicant.
      • Applicants initiate the process of inviting nominators and recommenders to submit their materials as part of the online application. The system will generate an email invitation that will contain a unique link for nominators and recommenders to access the system. We encourage applicants to enter the system early in order to start an application and to invite nominators and recommenders. Applicants can save and exit the application after the invitation screen and return to complete it at a later time.
      • Note that those who are re-applying to ELAM must add a cover letter to the required CV with an update of accomplishments since the last application.
      • Nominations and recommendations are constructed as short essays to describe the candidate's qualifications and institutional support for the candidate’s leadership development and engagement in organizational innovation. Essays may be initiated in the online system as soon as the invitation is received. All applications, including attachments for a current CV and published work, must be submitted online by the recommended application deadline. ELAM will send electronic notification when the application is complete.
      • Applications, nominations and recommendations are no longer being accepted for the 2018-19 ELAM fellowship year.

        A strong candidate application presents evidence for leadership potential. This includes:

        • Description of leadership experiences that have included strategic risk-taking.
        • A track record of formal and informal professional development, including mentoring and program participation outside her specialty field.
        • Rationale for seeking leadership roles and a realistic assessment of likely internal and external leadership opportunities over the five years following the fellowship program.
        • An idea or plan for an Institutional Action Project that expands leadership skills and institutional visibility.
      • Frequently Asked Questions

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