Learning to Lead

We define leadership development as development in strategic management, administration, human capital development, and governance. While development in some of these topics may be useful to all faculty, our leadership development programming primarily aims to serve faculty who are in — or have the potential to be in — leadership roles.

Similar to professional development, what is needed throughout the career cycle in this category of development will vary with length of experience and position. Our aim is to offer comprehensive programming that spans mid- to late-stages of the career cycle. Though individual needs may vary, we believe it is important for all faculty leaders to receive some minimum standard of leadership development support and coaching.

Existing Programs

Existing programs in leadership development at the School of Medicine include the Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM) and the Program in Leadership Development.  ACCLAIM provides leadership development opportunities to junior faculty members, with an emphasis on those underrepresented in medicine. The Program in Leadership Development, facilitated by Dr. Jeffrey Houpt, Dean Emeritus, has traditionally served new Department Chairs and individuals identified as potential leaders.

To strengthen existing programming in leadership development, we have plans to expand current programming and develop follow on programming available to those who successfully complete a leadership development course.

We also encourage our faculty to participate in external leadership development programs. Several are listed below with information on timelines and points of contact.

Deadline for Nomination/Application

Program Start Date

Program

Eligibility Criteria

Point of Contact

February

Early September

Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM)

Junior faculty with an emphasis on underrepresented groups

Amelia Drake, MD, FACS
amelia_drake@unc.edu

Morgan Resnick-Kahle, MAEd
morgan_resnick-kahle@med.unc.edu

No Application

Ongoing

Association of Professional Women in Medical Sciences

Membership may be granted to any faculty member who is committed to the mission of APWIMS

Amelia Drake, MD, FACS
amelia_drake@unc.edu

Morgan Resnick-Kahle, MAEd
morgan_resnick-kahle@med.unc.edu

June (typically for next two sessions)

Fall and Spring – Dates Vary

Program in Leadership Development – Faculty Leadership Initiative with Dean Emeritus Houpt

Mid-career faculty (late assistant, associate professors and full professors) recently appointed to division chief, clinic director, training or education director, core facility director, vice-chair or any other type of “team leader” role

Cheryl Jarmon
cheryl_jarmon@med.unc.edu

Rolling

Rolling

Program in Leadership Development – Chairs School with Dean Emeritus Houpt

Recently appointed department chairs, center directors, or vice deans

Cheryl Jarmon
cheryl_jarmon@med.unc.edu

Deadline for Nomination/Application

Program Start Date

Program and Sponsor

Eligibility Criteria

Point of Contact

March

Early August

University Leadership Education and Development (ULEAD), Office of Human Resources

SHRA (SPA) or EHRA (EPA) permanent employee who is currently working in a managerial role (directly responsible for at least one lower supervisor) or who manages a program that is University-wide or of significant size and complexity

William Frey, OHR
962-9685 or will_frey@unc.edu
http://hr.unc.edu

September

August (following academic year)

Academic Leadership Program, Institute for Arts and Humanities

Tenured or fixed-term faculty (FTF must have 7 years of service at UNC in primarily instructional role)

Philip Hollingsworth
(919) 843-5464
pholling@email.unc.edu or
Suzanne Gulledge
(919) 962-7879
sgulledg@email.unc.edu
http://iah.unc.edu/

June

September

Leadership Fundamentals, Center for Faculty Excellence

Current or newly appointed leaders

June Merlino
(919) 966-1741
June.Merlino@unc.edu
http://cfe.unc.edu/

June

September

Faculty Administrator Development Program, Center for Faculty Excellence

Current or newly appointed leaders

June Merlino
(919) 966-1741
June.Merlino@unc.edu
http://cfe.unc.edu/

June

September

Leadership Advanced, Center for Faculty Excellence

Leaders with two or more years of experience

June Merlino
(919) 966-1741
June.Merlino@unc.edu
http://cfe.unc.edu/

June

Spring

Chairs Leadership Skills Focus Series, Center for Faculty Excellence

For senior leaders, new or experienced

June Merlino
(919) 966-1741
June.Merlino@unc.edu
http://cfe.unc.edu/

Deadline for Nomination/Application Program Start Date Program and Sponsor Eligibility Criteria Point of Contact
January

June

Executive Leadership Course in Academic Medicine (ELAM) (for women), Drexel University School of Medicine

 Associate professor in a medical, dental, or public health school for at least 2 years; administrative experience

Requires nomination by Dean or CEO

Amelia Drake, MD, FACS
amelia_drake@unc.eduMorgan Resnick-Kahle, MAEd
morgan_resnick-kahle@med.unc.edu
June – August

October

Executive Development Seminar for Associate Deans and Department Chairs, Association of American Medical Colleges

New department chairs and associate deans

Morgan Resnick-Kahle, MAEd
morgan_resnick-kahle@med.unc.edu
https://www.aamc.org/members/leadership/catalog

August

January

Program for Chairs of Clinical Services, Harvard School of Public Health

Chairs of major clinical departments in teaching hospitals whose responsibilities require them to allocate resources, develop policies, and provide leadership

Morgan Resnick-Kahle, MAEd
morgan_resnick-kahle@med.unc.edu
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ecpe/programs/program-for-chairs-of-clinical-services/