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Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

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This popular and highly interactive three-day seminar provides women at the assistant professor level with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the academic medicine enterprise and continue along the path to leadership.

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The program is designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments and in the early stages of leadership positions within their discipline, department, or institution. The seminar will present a foundation for modeling leadership behavior, and participants will learn skills and strategies to assist them with creating individual leadership goals. Participants will gain insights into the realities of building a career in academic medicine and science, grow their professional network, and explore various paths to leadership.

Areas of focus include: expanding self-awareness and personal leadership styles, improving communication, navigating gender dynamics in the workplace, increasing financial acumen and strategic planning, negotiation strategies, and more. The seminar also focuses on expanding a network of colleagues with the facilitation of peer discussion, large- and small-group sessions, and the opportunity to reflect on how these new skills and strategies can be applied upon the return to their institution. Additionally, there is an emphasis on establishing personal leadership skills and practices to serve as a foundation for success as women advance to higher faculty ranks and leadership positions.

Seminar faculty from schools throughout the United States and Canada have been chosen for their specialized knowledge in specific 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 assistant professor level, with a minimum of two years’ experience (at the time of the seminar) but generally not more than eight years in their faculty appointment at a U.S. or Canadian medical school, an AAMC member institution. Instructors will be considered based upon experience.

Upcoming Seminar

July 11-14, 2020
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minn.

February 23-26, 2021
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort
Indian Wells, Calif.

July 20-23, 2021
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minn.

Application & Fees

The application process for the July 2020 seminar is open and will continue through March 12, 2020.

The 2020 application fee is $1,950 and includes payment of the seminar, seminar materials, three breakfasts, two lunches, refreshment breaks, one dinner, and one networking reception. The application fee does not include the optional CME fee, travel, or hotel accommodations. This fee is subject to a slight increase in 2021.

The application process for the February 2021 seminar will begin in late August. The application process for the July 2021 seminar will begin in mid-February 2021.

Program Objectives:

At the 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 promotion
  • Expand their network of colleagues within academic medicine and science

Frequently Asked Questions About the Seminar

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