Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD) Program for Junior Faculty Physicians and Scientists
Learn to Lead!
Explore and Develop Your Leadership Potential
Leadership is about influence and the ability to make things happen, not just “being in charge.” Therefore, leadership skills are critically important for faculty success at any stage of the academic career.
- The new LEAD Program is designed for junior faculty who aspire to develop their leadership skills.
- Curriculum includes modules in self-discovery, communication, influence, negotiation, difficult conversations, inspiring trust, and embracing diversity.
- Format includes didactic courses, case studies, and experiential activities. Participants work with an executive coach and anchor the LEAD learning objectives with an individual Capstone Leadership Project.
LEAD Program Curriculum
The 2014 program comprises a December 2013 orientation session and nine monthly four-hour sessions that run one Friday afternoon each month from January-May and September-December 2014.
Between February and October 2014, each LEAD program participant will develop an individual Capstone project that identifies and proposes to address a current leadership, management, policy, or practice improvement challenge confronting his/her unit at UT Southwestern Medical Center (e.g., clinic, lab, research, or education team, Division, Department, or Center).
LEAD Program participants will have considerable latitude to select problems of immediate relevance to their own professional practice and/or research and education. LEAD Program faculty provide feedback and refinements on proposed projects. It is not required that the Capstone project be implemented; however, a four-page proposal will be submitted to the Program Directors in October 2014 to satisfy the program requirement.
Assistant Professors (M.D.s, Ph.D.s, or equivalent) and Associate Professors (fewer than four years in rank) are eligible. Women faculty and underrepresented minority faculty are encouraged to apply.
The following materials must be submitted electronically to the Office of Faculty Diversity and Development (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- A completed online application
- Nomination by Department Chair or Center Director
- Curriculum vitae in standardized UT Southwestern P&T Format (Word template also is available at W:\PUB\SMSDEAN\Promotion and Tenure)
A list of directors, co-directors, and faculty is available here.
The LEAD Program is offered at no cost to the participants and their sponsors.
The LEAD Program offers Continuing Medical Education credits.