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Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

This leadership development seminar focuses on women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level, and holding leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar's three and a half day curriculum is designed to provide mid-career faculty with the knowledge and skills required to continue advancing to leadership roles in academic medicine. This intensive and highly interactive seminar emphasizes the skills needed to advance to senior roles within academic medicine and provides time for participants to strategically reinvigorate and realign their career with their goals. The seminar covers leadership topics relevant to mid-career women faculty, such as: communication, overcoming challenges in the changing landscape of academic medicine, negotiation, wellness, politics, etc. all of which are central to being a leader at your academic health center. The personalized curriculum and interactivity of this seminar will help you and your peers discover pathways to leadership and brainstorm ways to advance women in academic medicine and science.

Attendees will develop academic medicine and science career building skills and employ strategic thinking about their career and leadership development.

Who Should Attend?

The Mid-Career Seminar for Women is designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level, with between 8-15 years experience in academic medicine or science.

Upcoming Seminar

December 1-4, 2018
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia

December 7-10, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Application & Fees

The online application process has now closed for the December 2018 seminar. The application process for the December 2019 seminar will begin in early August 2019.

The 2018 application fee was $2,225 and included payment for the 3.5-day seminar, seminar materials, four breakfasts, three lunches, refreshment breaks, one dinner, and a networking reception. The application fee did not include the optional CME fee, travel, or hotel accommodations. This fee is subject to a slight increase in 2019 and will become available when the application process begins in early August 2019.

Program Objectives

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

• Visualize potential paths to leadership, and develop career plans to advance toward that vision.
• Identify networks of mentors and colleagues in academic medicine and science.
• Acquire tools and skills necessary for leading teams toward improved organizational and individual performance.

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GSA Professional Development Initiative (PDI)


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