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What is ACCLAIM?

Drs. Paul Godley and Amelia Drake

The Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM), developed by Drs. Amelia Drake and Paul Godley in collaboration with the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a cross-disciplinary leadership program for faculty.  The program aims to address concerns that leadership development opportunities for female and under-represented minority (URM) faculty have been previously limited.

The Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM) is a one-year program that utilizes a multi-faceted approach for leadership development, including a retreat facilitated by leadership experts and standard leadership development tools, followed by executive coaching sessions and interactive weekly presentations by experienced leaders, whose backgrounds span both academia and the private sector. Using these components in a cohort model establishes a collaborative learning environment with extensive knowledge sharing across the broad range of departments represented by the participants.

The ACCLAIM program’s method of leadership development differentiates leadership from the positional use of authority and supports “leadership at all levels.” The model emphasizes leadership that requires critical thinking through suspending mental models, and engaging in dialogue and learning by stakeholders.

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