Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD) Program for Junior Faculty Physicians and Scientists
Learn to Lead!
Explore and Develop Your Leadership Potential
Now Accepting Applications for Class of 2013
Application Deadline: November 5, 2012
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.
- The curriculum includes modules in self-discovery, communication, influence, negotiation, difficult conversations, inspiring trust and embracing diversity.
- The format includes didactic courses, case studies and experiential activities. Participants will work with an executive coach and anchor the LEAD learning objectives with an Individual Capstone Leadership Project.
LEAD Program Curriculum
The 2013 program comprises a January introductory session and eight monthly four-hour sessions that run February-May and September-December.
Between February and November 2013, 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 within UT Southwestern (e.g., clinic, lab, research, or education team, Division, Department or Center). The LEAD Program participants will have considerable latitude to select problems of immediate relevance to their own professional practice and/or research and education, with feedback and refinements on proposed projects being provided by the LEAD Program faculty. It is not required that the Capstone project be implemented; however, a three-page proposal will be submitted to the Program Directors in November 2013 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 particularly encouraged to apply.
The following materials must be submitted electronically to the Office of Faculty Diversity and Development (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 5, 2012:
- 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 pilot LEAD Program will be offered at no cost to the accepted individual or his or her department/center.
It is anticipated that the LEAD Program will be eligible for continuing medical education credits.