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Leadership Development Seminar for Associate Deans and Department Chairs in Medicine and Science

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The challenges for leaders in academic medicine are many in today’s rapidly changing and complex environment. As an associate dean or department chair, you face unique operational and organizational issues that can be difficult to navigate. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has designed the curriculum of the Virtual Leadership Development Seminar for Associate Deans and Department Chairs in Medicine and Science to help you enhance some of the most critical leadership skills necessary to succeed and advance the future of your institution. Seminar topics include

  • Influencing and motivating others as well as adapting your influence style to the target audience and situation
  • Strategic decision-making, especially during times of conflicting perspectives and values
  • Courageous leadership and how to set aside fear and confront realities head on

This seminar has been designed to support associate deans and department chairs in a virtual setting until the AAMC in-person leadership development programs resume. View the AAMC’s Statement on the Future of In-Person Meetings as a Result of COVID-19.

Who Should Attend?

This virtual seminar is for associate deans and department chairs of all experience levels at AAMC member medical schools.

Upcoming Virtual Seminar

The Virtual Leadership Development Seminar for Associate Deans and Department Chairs in Medicine and Science is a highly interactive experience that will be offered:

March 2 - 4, 2021
12:00–4:00 PM ET / 9:00–1:00 PM PT Daily

Registration & Fees

The registration fee is $775 per person and covers participation in the three-day virtual seminar and the Influence Style Indicator assessment. The registration fee does not include the optional CME fee of $50.

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Learning Objectives

At the completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify your personal influence style and how to adapt it for specific target audiences and situations
  • Apply the paradigm of polarity management to lead change and manage through complexity when polarities, a set of opposites that can’t function well independently, exist
  • Describe the characteristics and behaviors of courageous leaders and explore examples of when and how to take risks to lead change and create solutions

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