Compilation of Leadership Development Opportunities for Health Professions Faculty and Practitioners
Report Compiled by Page S. Morahan, October 2019
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) – has a number of short professional development programs with different aims. AAMC is also beginning to develop a variety of longer, certificate programs. The overall catalog is at: https://www.aamc.org/members/leadership/catalog/. Here are a few that I know about that are longstanding and have good reputations.
Harvard School of Public Health Executive and Continuing Professional Education. The overall catalog is at: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ecpe/programs/ Some of the programs I am familiar with are:
Harvard School of Graduate Education. The overall catalog for The Harvard Institutes of Higher Education Programs is at: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/harvard-institutes-higher-education-programs. These are excellent if you want a broader view of leadership in academia. There are two main programs, long standing and well regarded, and taught in the Harvard case manner. Others are focused at the top leadership level:
American Council on Education (ACE). The long-standing ACE Fellows program has produced many university and college executive leaders. https://www.acenet.edu/Programs-Services/Pages/Professional-Learning/ACE-Fellows-Program.aspx
Alpha Omega Alpha. Fellow in Leadership. http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org/Leadership.html
Programs for Gender Equity in Academia and beyond. Besides the short AAMC programs, there are three more in depth programs that are based in the U.S. and also have international fellows. All have excellent reputations and active alumnae groups.
American Association of Physician Leadership (AAPL). The group has both a Certified Physician Executive program, and five MS programs in partnership with universities. https://www.physicianleaders.org/education/physicians
Disciplinary Societies. Many of these now have career development workshops or institutes. We encourage you to investigate.
Colleges and Universities. Many now offer internal career development, or leadership development workshops or academies or institutes. Begin investigating.
State University Systems, and organizations of various educational institutions. Many of these larger higher educational organizations also have leadership development opportunities to investigate.