Leadership Bootcamp Series for Junior Faculty

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity’s Leadership Bootcamp Series aims to prime junior faculty at Stanford Medicine with the tools required to hone their unique leadership styles and empower them toward applying these crucial skills within their professional pursuits.

Series Structure

The bootcamp series involves four half-days of interactive leadership development training with seminars distributed once per quarter throughout the year. Seminar content is delivered by established leaders within the Stanford community and supplemented with opportunities to network with other prospective institutional leaders within the cohort

The series is structured with a focus on the individual for Day 1: Developing Your Leadership Style and Day 2: Navigating Workplace Culture, in which participants are prompted to discover their strengths as leaders and learn how to integrate them within their specific professional environments to become visible, confident, and effective leaders.

Upon building foundational skills, cohort members are then tasked with applying their customized leadership toolkits toward leading diverse groups during Day 3: Leading Others and Day 4: Building Organizational Communities with a focus on leading teams in a complex organizational environment.

Selection process

The Leadership Bootcamp Series for Junior Faculty is designed to include 20 participants each year. The program is open to Stanford University School of Medicine assistant professors across all four lines. Selection for the program begins with a nomination by a Department Chair or Division or Section Chief in the SoM. Identified nominees must then complete a short application.

I learned about different leadership styles and how I could use my strengths as a leader.
“Stories from leaders are impactful.
[I appreciated having] speakers from diverse fields.
Practical advice/tools that I can start to implement right away.
The topics were wonderful and I appreciated the time to chat and work through exercises with our peers as I felt this time was equally useful.

Past Speakers

Effective leadership

Dean Minor MD

Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine

Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Professor of Bioengineering and of Neurobiology, by courtesy


Developing your Personal Leadership Style

Leslee Subak, MD

Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor, by Courtesy, of Urology


Change Management

Odette Harris MD, MPH

Professor of Neurosurgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

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