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Advanced Leadership Program: A Masterclass for Experienced Associate Deans and Department Chairs

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The Advanced Leadership Program is uniquely curated for experienced associate deans and department chairs who are seeking solutions to their most complex organizational challenges. This two-and-a-half-day, interactive masterclass will prepare participants to influence change within their organization and apply decision making strategies to help them navigate in times of rapid change and uncertainty.

By leveraging the expertise of world-class business leaders and esteemed leaders within academic medicine and science, participants will cultivate and enhance their leadership abilities through a combination of skill enrichment, action-planning sessions, the practical application of concepts, and facilitated peer collaboration.

For more detailed information, please review the Advanced Leadership Program Overview (PDF).

Who Should Attend?

Associate Deans or Department Chairs with 4+ years of experience in their role at an AAMC Member Institution, School of Medicine

Upcoming Masterclass

CANCELED: June 24-26, 2020
AAMC Learning Center
Washington, D.C.

February 9-11, 2021
AAMC Learning Center
Washington, D.C.

June 1-3, 2021
AAMC Learning Center
Washington, D.C.

As of April 6, 2020, the AAMC has canceled the June 2020 AAMC Advanced Leadership Program seminar. Attendees and speakers of the canceled meeting have received additional information via email and will be refunded in full. More information about canceled meetings is available here. 

Application & Fees

The application fee for the June offering was $2,700 and includes payment of the two-and-a-half-day program, course materials, three breakfasts, three lunches, refreshment breaks, and a networking reception. The application fee did not include the optional CME fee, travel, or hotel accommodations.

The application process for the February 2021 program will begin in August 2020.

To view the canceled June 2020 agenda, speaker list, and additional program information, click here.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing the Advanced Leadership Program, participants will be ready to immediately:

  • Lead collaboratively to drive change at their institutions;
  • Align organizational culture in leading change;
  • Apply a systems-thinking approach to decision making;
  • Discover techniques for influencing others and align goals with strategy

Additional Information

For associate deans and department chairs who want to strengthen their leadership skills to influence change within their organizations but do not meet the experience criteria for this program, learn more about the Organizational Leadership in Academic Medicine for New Associate Deans and Department Chairs Seminar.

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