Health Sciences Leadership Academy for Early Career Faculty S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

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S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Introducing:  A year-long professional development program for early career faculty members that is designed to cultivate a generation of transformative academic leaders through shared leadership training.

As an early career faculty member in an academic health center, your career success is contingent upon

  • your ability to foster positive working relationships among your team members and
  • your commitment to a supportive and inclusive culture in which all members can achieve their full potential.
 

This year-long developmental leadership program will equip you with the knowledge and interpersonal skills critical to motivating and inspiring outstanding team performance. Whether you are a basic scientist, clinical investigator, translational investigator, or an educator, being able to effectively attract, retain, and lead a diverse group of high-achieving individuals will have direct impact upon your productivity and career success.

In contrast to the traditional authoritative model of leadershipthis program is anchored in the concept of “shared leadership” where leadership is broadly distributed among team members based upon the skills and experience of each individual member. Learning how to share leadership – by engaging and empowering individual team members and proactively delegating responsibility – will maximize the collective strength of your team, resulting in increased productivity, and achievement of the goals and outcomes which matter most to you.  

The value and relevance of diversity and inclusion is embedded throughout the curriculum. Understanding how differences among team members stimulate creativity and innovation will foster a climate of inclusion and provide you and your team a competitive advantage in our increasingly diverse and global society. 

You apply your new leadership skills immediately by developing and executing a customized leadership project over the course of the program. A program facilitator will help you craft a personalized leadership project or plan based upon your professional objectives. Small learning groups will monitor your progress on your individual project and provide you with peer support, encouragement, and accountability.  

Academic leadership development is a journey that requires time and commitment. Rather than being immersed in leadership training over a 2-3 day period, this program has been structured into nine integrated components that span one year, providing an incremental learning approach to your leadership development. Three sessions focus upon shared leadership: It is introduced in the first session in January, is reviewed at the midpoint session in May, and provides the conceptual framework for the year-end capstone session in December where final leadership projects are presented.

The six linking workshops scheduled throughout the year build upon each other and specifically address the issues and challenges relevant to leaders in academia; that is, developing a personal leadership style, supporting diversity and building outstanding teams, creating a culture of respect through mentoring, overcoming difficult situations, and negotiating for what you need to be successful.

One session a month is a small investment in your future success.

Due to the progressive design of this program, successful completion requires participation in all nine sessions.
Program overview

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PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

LEADERSHIP PROJECT

ACCOUNTABILITY TEAMS

LETTER OF NOMINATION

SELECTION CRITERIA

PROGRAM FEE

IMPORTANT DATES

REGISTRATION FORM

CONTACT US

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Establish the concepts of self-awareness and introspection as being fundamental leadership attributes
  • Instill diversity and inclusion as core values of a transformative leader
  • Foster team cohesiveness and productivity
  • Develop a 360-degree approach to mentoring
  • Promote problem-solving strategies in response to difficult situations
  • Advocate effective negotiation strategies to achieve career goals
  • Formulate a personal leadership project or plan

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Program schedule

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LEADERSHIP PROJECT

As part of the admission process, applicants are asked to provide a personal statement reflecting upon what they hope to accomplish by participating in this program. The goal(s) articulated by applicants will contribute to admission decisions and could serve as the foundation of individual leadership projects or plans to be completed over the course of the program and presented at the final session.

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ACCOUNTABILITY TEAMS

Participants will be assigned to small learning groups who will both support and hold each other accountable for completing their leadership projects. Participants will also have the opportunity to develop more substantial peer mentoring relationships through their interactions with their teammates.

LETTER OF NOMINATION

A letter of nomination from a Division Chief, Department Chair, Dean, or Institute Director is required as part of the application process. The letter should reflect a strong commitment to the applicant’s career and support for the applicant to attend the entire program. Letters should indicate if the applicant has independent funding and if so, the source of the funding. The source of payment for the program fee should also be included, e.g., departmental funds, professional development funds, or personal funds.

Nomination letters should be addressed to Program Director, Leadership Academy Admissions Committee, University of Pittsburgh, 301 Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, and uploaded as a PDF or Word document as part of the application process.

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SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Early career faculty member with a primary or secondary appointment in the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences (Dental Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Health and Rehabilitation) in basic science, clinical or translational research, or in education.
  2. Clear commitment to an academic career.
  3. Strength of personal statement indicating how your participation in this program will help to advance your academic career as an investigator or educator.
  4. Commitment to attending the entire program.
  5. Strength of the letter of nomination.
  6. All components of the electronic application must be completed prior to deadline. No components of the electronic application will be accepted after the deadline.

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PROGRAM FEE

Program Fee:

$550.00

Program Fee Due:

Upon notification of acceptance, payment due no later than January 31, 2016

Payment Method:

The program fee can be paid by University check, personal check, or departmental disbursement. All checks should be paid to the order of the University of Pittsburgh * and sent to the Office of Academic Career Development (OACD) Suite 301, Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the fees are paid on time. We encourage applicants to seek support from their divisions or departments to attend this valuable program.

* Please write or type OACD on the memo line of the check or on the disbursement form.

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IMPORTANT DATES

Applications Due:

December  23, 2015

Notification of Acceptance:

January 8, 2016

Program Begins:

January 19, 2016

Program Fee Due:

January 31, 2016

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CONTACT US

Office of Academic Career Development
301 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-648-8486 Fax: 412-648-8121

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