Leadership Development

In academic medicine, we all lead every day----we lead trainees, care delivery and/or research teams, projects, programs, and importantly, ourselves.  Some of us have extensive experience in leadership roles; others are encountering such roles for the first time. Regardless, we can all benefit from leadership development programs, as leadership skills and behaviors can be learned and continuously enhanced.

To support Leadership Development at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Center is offering the following opportunities:

Faculty and Cohort sharing a tableMaster Teacher Leadership Development Program

The Master Teacher Leadership Development Program to enhance the teaching and related leadership and scholarship skills of full time faculty. This is a 1-year cohort-based, degree bearing program meeting once a week.  Follow the link to the website for detailed program and application information.

Applications for the 2021-2022 year are closed.  Please check back for future application deadlines. 


Upward arrowsFundamentals of Leadership Program

The Fundamentals of Leadership Program to improve the leadership capabilities of mid-level faculty and staff in leadership roles. This is a 1-year cohort-based program that will meet once a month.

Applications for this program are due Sept 30, 2021! 



Meeting Facilitation

Below are several articles on running effective meetings. The relevance to a given setting differs across each article, but there are some common suggestions to consider:

  1. Determining if there is a need for a face-to-face meeting vs. some other form of communication (email, video conference, etc.) and how often.
  2. Ensuring the participants understand their roles in the meeting/on the committee.
  3. Ordering item requiring creativity high on the list (first 15-20 minutes).
  4. Being clear about the objective of each item (decision, idea generation, update, etc.).
  5. Chairman’s job as meeting manager vs. discussant.
  6. Being clear about the decision-making process (majority vote, consensus, chair decides, etc.).
  7. Sticking to a timed agenda---with the actual times on it.
  8. Seeking out non-participants (what does everyone else think? Does anyone have a different opinion? etc.) and decreasing domination.
  9. Calling on the most senior people last.
  10. Having one person keep time (per the agenda).
  11. Recapping key discussion points before moving to the next item so all are clear.
  12. Clearly articulating next steps and assigned parties.
  13. Using the “parking lot” to manage off topic discussions.
  14. Asking participants to provide a meeting assessment (their thoughts on what should be improved in writing).