Foundations of Leadership Excellence (FLE): Launching Leaders with Courage, is a one-year leadership development program for early career faculty members at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Hitting the ground running is uncommon when starting as an early career faculty member in academic medicine. “I wish I would have known that when I started” is a common refrain after one has navigated the first few years and finally accesses formal faculty development offerings. Early in your career is the time to make systematic investment in yourself and your leadership practice. Make those first critical years as impactful and effective as possible. Strategically investing now can impact your career development long term. Developing foundational leadership skills and joining a learning network will set you up for life-long success as a leader. This program is designed to prepare participants for more advanced leadership development opportunities that are offered institutionally or nationally (for instance, the Rothenberger Leadership Academy, ELAM, AAMC, etc.). This program focuses on transformational leadership (rather than transactional) and is universally applicable to faculty with clinical, research or education interests.
The schedule will include 12 monthly modules via Zoom, for 2-hours each, with some off-line reading, micro-assignments, and assessments between meetings. Sessions will begin October 14, 2021.
- Mailing address for program materials
- Social media (LinkedIn & Twitter)
- Upload a drafted and signed letter from the candidate's department head that includes justification and how the candidate meets eligibility
- Upload the candidate's CV
The program is limited to 30 participants. The deadline for nominations is Sep. 21, 2021.
- Objectives and Aims
- Leadership Competencies
- 2020-21 Cohort
Objectives and Aims
- Create greater capacity for self-leadership (values, integrity, leadership style, vision and mission, accountability, visibility, perspective taking) and improve career planning and strategic goal setting at the individual level.
- Enhance skill set for greater leadership effectiveness in the immediate sphere of influence of the participant, namely in team building and team leadership (motivating others, managing conflict, fostering psychological safety, mentoring, promoting diversity and inclusion).
- Develop the fundamentals of shared leadership practices and leadership language in a safe environment (peer-learning, peer-support) and create a community of practice.
- Create a strategic professional learning network (leadership interviews, personal learning network, opportunities for career development and citizenship, visibility to key stakeholders) to set participants up for optimized, ongoing leadership skill development and mentorship.
This foundational curriculum will focus on the competency domains of:
- Effective communication
- Interpersonal skills
- Structured decision-making
- Motivation and feedback
- Diversity awareness
- Jennifer Budd, DO | Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
- Kristin Eide, DO | Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
- Noelle Hoven, MD | Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
- Sobia Khaja, MD | Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
- Jennifer McVean, MD | Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- Elizabeth Neil, MD | Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
- Joy Ngobi, MD, MPH | Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
- Sara North, PT, DPT, MEd | Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
- Katherine Satrom, MD | Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- Stephanie Standal, MD | Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
- Lora Wichser, MD | Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Jameel Winter, MD | Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- Shamar Young, MD | Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology