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To prepare potential leaders for success by building a solid foundation in an environment where they feel connected, cared for, and have a strong cultural identity with the SOM.


  • Monthly sessions, Onsite, 2nd Thursday of the month, 8-11am; Eight sessions, Sept-April
    • 8-8:30 Preview with Director, recap prior session & set the tone for the day
    • 8:30-10:30 Development topic content, including: Self-Assessment (5 Dynamics, Relational Leadership); Leading a team, from peer to leader; Basic Academic Healthcare Finance, reporting; Storytelling; Bias in decisions, and in our three missions; Communication and Presentation Skills: Time Management and delegation; Quality Mindset and Process Improvement
    • 10:30-11 Debrief with a leader: how to apply concepts
  • In addition:
    • Book review and team presentation to the group
    • Throughout: at least three meetings with an assigned mentor
    • Career Counseling session
  • Application Process SOM-wide/Criteria include:
    • Must be a full-time permanent employee of the School of Medicine, for at least one year
    • Must have no more than one year in a leadership position managing others, if currently in a supervisory role
    • Must regularly exceed expectations on performance reviews
    • Must be a valuable team member with leadership potential
    • Is likely to be actively engaged in group sessions, to add valuable perspective as a cohort member
    • Must be able to attend eight monthly sessions onsite, with 100% attendance (8-11 am on 2nd Thursday, Sept – April)
  • Nomination period is typically open sometime from late April into late May