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Organizational Leadership in Academic Medicine for New Associate Deans and Department Chairs

Designed for new department chairs and associate deans, this three and a half-day seminar will enhance your skills in people management, financial management, legal issues, and communications, and improve your ability to lead individuals or teams. Join colleagues from similar organizations across the country as you strengthen the critical skills you need to fulfill your operational responsibilities successfully.


  • Department chairs and associate deans who are new to their role (first 3 years)

Upcoming Seminar

October 4-7, 2018
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, GA

Application & Fees

The application process for the 2018 seminar will begin in June 2018.

The 2017 registration fee was $2,500 and included payment for the 3.5-day seminar, all study materials, a networking reception, and all meals beginning with dinner on the day of arrival and ending with lunch on the day of departure, with the only exception being dinner on Friday night which is on your own. Optional Dutch treat dine arounds are offered. The fee did not include the optional CME fee, travel, or hotel accommodations. This fee is subject to a slight increase in 2018.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the primary funding sources and challenges related to each of the academic missions
  • Identify ways to achieve economic stability and growth in light of recent financial and economic pressures
  • Enhance your skills in effective conflict management, negotiation and influence
  • Identify strategies for communicating and working effectively with your Dean
  • Understand the impact of mergers, acquisitions and clinical integration on faculty and staff
  • Increase your resilience as a leader in times of change and uncertainty

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GSA Professional Development Initiative (PDI)


The AAMC GSA Professional Development Initiative promotes growth and leadership development across the GSA community. Engage and empower yourself to realize your potential and achieve a fulfilling career in student affairs.