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LEAD Program Curriculum

Dr. Helen Yin teaches a LEAD class.
Helen Yin, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Office of Women’s Careers (right) teaches a session of the LEAD Program.

Kickoff & Orientation

December 17, 2020, 5–6:30 p.m.

Location: TBD

Introduction to Leadership

January 8, 2021, 1–5 p.m.
Location: TBD Due to COVID-19

  • Identify key leadership attributes
  • Appraise your personal communication and leadership styles
  • Develop your emotional intelligence

Personal Leadership 1

February 5, 2021, 1–5 p.m.
Location: TBD Due to COVID-19

  • Implement core principles and practical tools for organization and time management
  • Integrate saying “yes” and saying “no”
  • Build resilience and energy

Coaching Foundations

March 12, 2021
Location: TBD Due to COVID-19

  • Understand the difference between sponsorship, mentorship, and coaching
  • Implement core strategies for effective peer coaching and for coaching as a leader

Transformational Leadership Through a Coaching Lens

April 9, 2021, 1–5 p.m.
Location: TBD Due to COVID-19

  • Differentiate between directive and supportive leadership styles
  • Match your leadership style to your team members’ developmental stages

Communication & Influence

May 7, 2021, 1–5 p.m.
Location: TBD Due to COVID-19

  • Identify the attributes of an impactful communicator
  • Build your own brand and executive presence

Working as a Team

June 4, 2021, 1–5 p.m.
Location: TBD Due to COVID-19

  • Implement role-playing using vetted business school leadership and team simulation tools
  • Experience the challenges of managing a diverse team
  • Explore influences on collective decision-making

Negotiation & Conflict Management

September 10, 2021, 1–5 p.m.
Location: TBD Due to COVID-19

  • Understand the art and science of negotiation
  • Practice techniques for transforming win-lose negotiations to win-win negotiations
  • Learn to resolve conflicts

Demystifying UT Southwestern

October 8, 2021, 1–5 p.m.
Location: TBD Due to COVID-19

  • Obtain a big picture overview of our infrastructure and finance
  • Understand the UT Southwestern Health System

Diversity and Unconscious Bias

November 5, 2021, 1–5 p.m.
Location: TBD Due to COVID-19

  • Describe the impact of unconscious bias and learn to reduce bias
  • Recognize that diversity drives innovation and success

Strategic Planning & Vision

December 2, 2021, 1–5 p.m.

  • Develop insight into leadership’s vision for academic and clinical transformation
  • Conduct a SWOT analysis on strategic planning