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    Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

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    This popular and highly interactive seminar provides women at the assistant professor level with foundational leadership knowledge and skills that will enable them to achieve their career goals, advance, and thrive as a successful leader in academic medicine and science.

    The seminar will present a foundation for modeling leadership behavior, and participants will learn critical skills and strategies to assist them as they prepare for academic promotion/advancement and to identify and take advantage of leadership opportunities. Due to the content focus, applicants’ CVs must highlight activities that demonstrate progress towards academic promotion and engagement in leadership roles. Examples of these activities will vary depending on the individual’s career path. Examples of progress towards promotion may include publications or other scholarly works, grant awards, teaching, or clinical activities. Examples of leadership roles may include formal and informal leadership roles such as leading a lab group, membership in or chairing an institutional or national committee, course director, director of a fellowship program or clinic, etc.

    Seminar activities will focus on expanding attendees’ network of colleagues through the facilitation of peer discussions, large- and small-group sessions, and activities to gain additional insights from faculty and peers alike. There is an emphasis on establishing personal leadership skills and practices to serve as a foundation for success as women prepare to advance to higher faculty ranks and navigate into leadership positions.

    Who Should Attend?

    The Early Career Seminar for Women Faculty is designed for women physicians and scientists with an appointment at an AAMC member school of medicine, with a minimum of two years of experience (as of the date of the seminar) as an Assistant Professor. We recognize every faculty member’s career progresses at a different pace. Thus, generally this seminar is designed for women faculty who have held an academic appointment at a school of medicine for 8 years or less. Due to high demand, and limited capacity, we are unable to accept anyone outside of this target audience.

    The AAMC believes that gender equity is key to achieving excellence in academic medicine. As women continue to be underrepresented in key leadership positions within the physician and scientific research workforce, the early and mid-career women faculty seminars strive to provide participants with critical knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance their leadership skillset and increase their confidence in seeking advancement to the next stage of their career.

    Previous attendees have provided feedback regarding the positive impact of full participation in all seminar programming, including plenary and breakout sessions, peer collaboration activities, and evening networking events. These seminars are designed to immerse and engage attendees in an intensive learning experience through interactive table discussions, focused learning and application, and networking opportunities. Please consider applying to a seminar at a time that best allows you to be fully present in the classroom and engage in all activities to maximize the overall impact of the experience for yourself and the other participants. We highly encourage you to confirm with your Division Chief /Department Chair and/or Dean about attending the program to ensure you have time and support to attend the entire seminar.

    Upcoming Seminars

    February 20-23, 2024
    Rancho Bernardo Inn
    San Diego, Calif.

    July 16-19, 2024
    Rancho Bernardo Inn
    San Diego, Calif.

    Application & Fees

    The fee for the 2024 Seminars is $2,275 and includes the seminar, course materials, some meals, and networking activities. The application fee does not include the optional CME fee, travel, or hotel accommodations.

    Program Objectives

    Upon completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

    • Demonstrate leadership behaviors that include effective communication, expanding self-awareness, increasing financial acumen, and other leadership topics necessary for skill development and career advancement.
    • Gain insights into overcoming challenges and developing strategies for navigating gender dynamics in the workplace.
    • Create individualized leadership goals that align with their long-term career vision and short-term goals for academic promotion/advancement.
    • Expand their network of colleagues within academic medicine and science.

    Questions? Email learningandleadershipdevelopment@aamc.org.