Mastering Leadership Skills for Advancing in Academic Medicine

Pilot Program


  • January 14, 2022
    Intro to Leadership Styles and Impact on Communication
  • February 11, 2022
    The Essentials for Leading Teams
  • March 11, 2022
    Difficult Conversations
  • March 25, 2022
    Building and Sustaining Relationships to Support a Successful Career
  • April 8, 2022
    Wellness and Self-Care for You and Your Team and Negotiation
  • April 22, 2022
    Overview of Budgeting for Clinical Departments
  • May 13, 2022
    Practical Tips for Setting up Clinical Research
  • June 10, 2022
    Wrap up and Sustainability - Additional Areas of Interest

This pilot is a six-month, cohort-based faculty development program for assistant professors in the UML line and clinical assistant professors in the CE line. Participants will focus on learning new leadership skills, practicing the skills and strengthening them; recognizing individual styles of leadership with strategies to best utilize those styles for success; and learning from peers. Members of this cohort in the pilot will gain the skills and knowledge to support their advancement and develop future programs in their departments.

Sessions include:

  • Leadership Styles and Impact on Communication
  • Essentials for Leading Teams
  • Building and Sustaining Relationships for Success
  • Feedback and Difficult Conversations
  • Wellness for You and Your Team
  • Budgeting and Finance for Clinical Practice and Clinical Research


Sessions led by:

  • Cheryl Gore-Felton, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine
  • Janice Lowe, M.D., Associate Dean, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics


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