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AAMC Leadership Development Seminars

The Office of Faculty Affairs regularly sponsors faculty members who are selected to join four of the American Associate of Medical College's Leadership Development Seminars. Deadlines for registration will regularly be communicated on the Office of Faculty Affair's website and faculty newsletter.

Registration Funding

The Office of Faculty Affairs has limited funding available each academic year to cover registration for faculty members who are selected by AAMC to attend their leadership seminars. Faculty members can apply for the seminars directly through AAMC and if selected, the Office of Faculty Affairs will reimburse their registration funding. Please email the Office of Faculty Affairs at ms-ofa@umn.edu before submitting your application to confirm the availability of funding for your seminar. Note that OFA's sponsorship covers only registration for the seminars. We encourage departments to provide supplemental funding for travel, hotel, and per diem.

Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
This seminar brings together junior faculty from across the United States and provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine. The seminar will help participants develop key professional competencies that build skills in grant writing and communications, while expanding their network of colleagues and role models.
**Upcoming Dates are TBD
**OFA will support 2**
Early-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
This popular and highly interactive seminar provides women at the assistant professor level with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the academic medicine enterprise and continue along the path to leadership.
Feb. 20-23, 2024
Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA
**OFA will support 2**
Jul. 16-19, 2024
Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA
**OFA will support 2**
Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
The AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Seminar is a leadership development program designed specifically for mid-career faculty who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine.
September 27-29, 2023
AAMC Learning Center
Washington, DC
**OFA will support 2**
Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
This leadership development seminar focuses on women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level, and holding leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. 
Dec. 5-7, 2023
InterContinental Buckhead
Atlanta, GA
**OFA will support 2**
**Be sure to check out AAMC's website for additional information and updates**

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) & Executive Leadership in Healthcare (ELH)

The Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program has been specially developed for senior women faculty at the associate or full professor level who demonstrate the greatest potential for assuming executive leadership positions at academic health centers within the next five years. Based on the fellowship model of ELAM, the Executive Leadership in Healthcare (ELH) program is a year-long, part-time fellowship intended for women in mid-career to senior-level leadership positions in U.S. and Canadian health systems that will enable women leaders to bring their full potential to health care organizations.

The deadline for applications for consideration in the ELAM and ELH 2024-2025 programs is in December 2023. Applicants must have held the rank of associate professor in an academic institution for at least two years, and have had administrative experience in personnel and budget management.

The Medical School will sponsor one applicant for each of the respective 2024-2025 ELAM & ELH programs. If you wish to be considered for sponsorship, eligible associate or full professors should schedule a 30-minute meeting with the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs to discuss the application process and planned project. After meeting with the Associate Dean, applicants should submit the following materials to ms-ofa@umn.edu for consideration by October 13, 2023:

  1. Curriculum vitae

  2. Letter of intent (addressed to "UMN ELAM/ELH Selection Committee", detailing qualifications, reason for applying, and proposed institutional action plan)

  3. Letter of support from their department/division head or direct supervisor for consideration (same letter can be submitted to ELAM/ELH)

Full application details are available on the above websites. NOTE: Do not complete the program applications until Medical School sponsorship decisions have been made.

External Leadership Training Programs

AAMC Advanced Leadership Program
The Advanced Leadership Program is uniquely curated for experienced associate deans and department chairs who are seeking solutions to their most complex organizational challenges. This two-and-a-half-day, interactive masterclass will prepare participants to influence change within their organization and apply decision making strategies to help them navigate in times of rapid change and uncertainty.

AAMC Council of Deans Fellowship Program
The Council of Deans Fellowship Program was created to enhance the development of future leaders in academic medicine. It is designed for senior faculty members, including department chairs and assistant and associate deans, who are interested in being considered for deanships in the future. Note: The program is not intended for candidates currently under active consideration for appointment to a deanship.

Harvard Macy Institute
Committed to creating a global community of medical educators and leaders dedicated to transforming health care delivery and education, the Harvard Macy Institute offers professional development courses each year in Boston, Massachusetts.

James P. Shannon Leadership Institute
Through the Wilder Foundation, this yearlong leadership program offers community-serving leaders the opportunity for renewal and reflect. UMN faculty and staff have attended and valued this program.

Internal Leadership Training Programs

Carlson Executive Leadership Program
The Carlson Executive Leadership Program is a senior-level development program designed to accelerate the pace at which rising leaders can successfully take on enterprise-wide responsibilities. This course is delivered over three one-week sessions.

UMN Leadership and Talent Development
In-person and online leadership training for faculty and staff.

National Center For Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is proud to be an institutional member of the NCFDD, a nationally recognized center dedicated to helping faculty, post-docs, and graduate students make successful transitions throughout their academic careers by providing professional development, training, and mentoring. To learn more about NCFDD's mission, please click here.

Twin Cities Medical School faculty members can sign up to become a member to receive institutional resources at no cost.

Membership includes access to:

  • The Monday Motivator (weekly email including productivity tips)
  • Monthly core curriculum, guest expert webinars, and multi-week courses
  • The Career Center resources
  • Audio and video recordings, slides and transcripts from all webinars
  • Moderated monthly writing challenges and monthly mentor matches
  • Discount Faculty Success Program registration
  • Online accountability and tracking software to alumni of the Faculty Success Program
  • Private discussion forum for peer-mentoring and problem solving

To activate your UMN Institutional Membership:

  • Visit www.FacultyDiversity.org/Join
  • Fill in your registration information
  • Complete the registration process
  • You will receive a welcome email within 24 business hours confirming that your account is active and that you can access NCFDD resources

Faculty Success Program

Several faculty members from the Medical School have now participated in the FSP, a program designed for any faculty member who wants to craft a productive, successful, and satisfying faculty career. Specifically, the program provides intensive faculty support in the areas of “explosive productivity, work-life balance, healthy relationships, and strategic planning” through on-line facilitated small group interactions.

If you know of a faculty member who might be interested in participating in the more intensive Faculty Success Program, Provost Croson has agreed to fund half of the total cost (total is $4,350/participant for member institutions) for up to 10 eligible tenure-track assistant professors each year. The Office of Faculty Affairs will fund the other half of the cost. Interested faculty online need to apply through the Provost's Office and our offices will work to cover funding for those who are accepted into the program.

You can find more information about the NCFDD, how to activate your membership, and how to apply for the Faculty Success Program at the Provost Office's website

Upcoming Cycles

The Provost's Office sets application dates for upcoming cycles. Please refer to their website for up-to-date application instructions.

Spring Cycle: Applications due September 15
Summer Cycle: Applications due February 15
Fall Cycle: Applications due April 15

NCFDD Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program

NCFDD's Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program is a 12-week, virtual program for tenured (or soon to be tenured) FSP alumni who are ready to reflect and move forward in their next chapter of their career. The program was designed to provide a space for a group of tenured faculty to pause, engage in a discovery process about what’s possible in their next chapter, and build the support network necessary to move powerfully in that new direction. As a post-tenure pathfinders participant, you will:

  • Reconnect with who you are and what you love
  • Explore your potential post-tenure possibilities
  • Make the identity transition from "junior" to "senior" faculty
  • Decide who you will become as a person with power on your campus
  • Release mindsets that were effective pre-tenure but no longer serve you
  • Pick a post-tenure pathway
  • Construct a new mentoring network for your path
  • Have 1-on-1 Coaching from an NCFDD-certified Master Coach

While OFA does not provide matching support for this program, we encourage you to consider supporting faculty who would especially benefit from it.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Education and Training

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) has foundational training programs for University of Minnesota Medical School faculty to develop a crucial baseline knowledge of the fundamentals on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and its intersection with their work with various stakeholders in the healthcare field. These trainings will help to better understand why these DEI elements are core to ODEI's work in the pursuit of excellence in medical discovery and patient care. Additionally, ODEI strives to increase diversity in the medical field to reflect the communities that are served, especially those who are underserved and historically marginalized. These trainings include:

  • Implicit Bias
  • Bystander Interventions
  • Microaggressions and Macroaggressions
  • Micro Affirmations and Allyship: Addressing Workplace Toxicity and Power Dynamics

Teaching Enrichment Series

The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) invites the entire teaching community across the University of Minnesota System to participate in sessions focused on strategies that you can implement in your courses during the Fall semester. The Teaching Enrichment Series (TES) brings together the energies, expertise, insights and questions of faculty, instructors, instructional support staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

All sessions are delivered online via Zoom. Visit their website for session descriptions and registration.

Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club

The Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club through the Center for Educational Innovation was created to help busy instructors from across disciplines keep up with some of the latest innovations, ideas, and research published in pedagogical journals. Each month’s discussion focuses on a recently-published, teaching- or learning-related article. The open forum provides opportunities for participants to discuss the practical implications of the research findings with other.