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 8, 2022, 5–6:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual

Introduction to Leadership

January 13, 2023, 1–5 p.m.
Location: NG3.202 Multipurpose Rooms A & B (North Campus)

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

Personal Leadership 1

February 17, 2023, 1–5 p.m.
Location: NG3.202 Multipurpose Rooms A & B (North Campus)

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

Communication & Influence

March 10, 2023, 1-5 p.m.
Location: NG3.202 Multipurpose Rooms A & B (North Campus)

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

Coaching Fundamentals

April 14, 2023, 1–5 p.m.
Location: NG3.202 Multipurpose Rooms A & B (North Campus)

  • 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

May 19, 2023, 1–5 p.m.
Location: NG3.202 Multipurpose Rooms A & B (North Campus)

  • Understand the value of and be able to state the four core competencies of transformational leadership
  • Articulate two tools that can be applied in each segment of the 4-square coaching methodology

Working as a Team

June 16, 2023, 1–5 p.m.
Location: NG3.202 Multipurpose Rooms A & B (North Campus)

  • 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 8, 2023, 1–5 p.m.
Location: NG3.202 Multipurpose Rooms A & B (North Campus)

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

Demystifying UT Southwestern

October 6, 2023, 1–5 p.m.
Location: NG3.112 T. Boone Pickens Auditorium (North Campus)

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

Diversity & Unconscious Bias

November 3, 2023, 1–5 p.m.
Location: NG3.202 Multipurpose Rooms A & B (North Campus)

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

Strategic Planning & Vision

December 7, 2023, 1–5 p.m.

Location: TBD (South Campus)

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