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Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

This popular and highly interactive seminar provides women at the assistant professor or instructor level with the knowledge and skills required to navigate the academic medicine enterprise as well as continue on the path to leadership.

This three and a half-day seminar is designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the instructor or assistant professor level, and in the early stages of leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar will present participants with a foundation for modeling leadership behavior and assist in creating individual leadership goals. Participants will gain insights into the realities of building a career in academic medicine and science. There will also be a focus on expanding your network of colleagues with the facilitation of peer discussion, small-group career advancement toolbox sessions, and various networking activities. Additionally, there will be an emphasis on establishing wellness practices and applying new skills to practice as participants return to their institution. Attendees will develop academic medicine and science career building skills such as communication, conflict management, and financial acumen, and employ strategic thinking about their career and leadership development.

Seminar faculty from schools throughout the United States and Canada have been chosen for their specialized knowledge in particular areas and demonstrated leadership capabilities. They offer valuable information, inspiring stories, and practical advice to support career advancement.

Who Should Attend?

The Early Career Seminar for Women Faculty is designed for women at the instructor or assistant professor level, with at least 1-2 years in academic medicine, but generally less than six years.

Upcoming Seminar

July 21-24, 2018
Westin Westminster
Westminster, Colorado

Application & Fees

The application process for the 2018 Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar is closed.

The 2018 application fee was $1,850 and included payment for the 3.5-day seminar, seminar materials, four breakfasts, three lunches, refreshment breaks, one dinner, and two networking receptions. The application fee did not include the optional CME fee, travel, or hotel accommodations. This fee is subject to a slight increase in 2019. The 2019 application process will begin in February 2019.

Program Objectives:

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

• Integrate new leadership competencies and skills
• Gain insights into overcoming challenges of building a career in academic medicine and science
• Expand their network of colleagues
• Identify skill areas in need of further development

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