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 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.