2020 Leadership Cohort Application Information
The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program is a nation-wide educational leadership development program administered through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar Health are the first to offer this innovative program as an Institutional Model.
Eligibility: GUMC faculty and administrative professionals are eligible to apply.
Opportunities & Expectations: The LEAD program fosters practical knowledge drawn from the best recognized theoretical models and best practices of effective leadership that are relevant to medical education organizations and processes. Participation is mandatory in all elements of the curriculum.
Cost: There is no cost to individual participants or their mentors. Accommodations (if needed) and tuition is generously covered by CENTILE and the Medstar Teaching Scholars Program.
Application Process: The three-part application consists of (1) completed application form, (2) your current CV, and (3) a letter of support from your department chair indicating support for your full participation in the LEAD program (an example support letter has been included as the last page of the below packet). Combine the three documents into a single PDF and submit as an email attachment to CENTILE@georgetown.edu on or before the November 22, 2019 deadline. Applicants will be notified of the selection decision no later than Friday, December 6, 2019.
The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program is a nation-wide educational leadership development program administered through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The program is available as a regional program and now as an institutional program. Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar Health were the first to offer this innovative program to their faculty as an Institutional Model. This is a cohort-based one-year program, with required elements both in-person and at-a-distance. The 2020 cohort calendar is outlined below.
The core purposes of the LEAD program are to:
- Offer a well-grounded, sustainable program for interested professionals to develop and strengthen their educational leadership with a specific focus on academic medicine;
- Create a professional learning community in which aspiring and emerging leaders learn from and with each other;
- Foster an environment for networking and collaboration in educational leadership at multiple levels in academic medicine;
- Facilitate learning and reflective practice in ways that continuously enhance effective leadership style and practices; and
- Facilitate participants’ entry and progressive advancement into meaningful leadership roles.
LEAD is a multi-faceted leadership certificate program that includes:
- 16-hours of face-to-face sessions targeting each major theme;
- Mentoring and coaching by a Local Coach, and opportunities for peer coaching and mentoring;
- Independent learning and reflective practice through structured learning activities, and LEAD Portfolio development;
- Real-life application through an individual Applied Leadership Focus;
- Engagement in a GUMC professional learning community through formal and informal LEAD activities that include electronic communications and quarterly teleconferences.
If you are an early or mid-career faculty responsible for or aspiring to educational leadership in the academic health sciences (as a future department chair, dean, curriculum committee chair), you should consider this opportunity.
Upon completion of the LEAD certificate program, you will have enhanced your abilities to:
- Apply relevant theoretical frameworks to guide their ongoing leadership development and actions in various situations
- Provide a solid rationale for using leaderrship theories to guide practice
- Differentiate adminsitration, management, and leadership, and explain the contribution of each to performing as an effective educational leader
- Demonstrate leadership behaviors that include effective communication, supervision, strategic planning, and organizational development (e.g., creating a shared vision, developing people and capacity, facilitating effective change)
- Use reflective practice and feedback to develop and continuously refine their personal leadership style and effectiveness
The LEAD program fosters practical knowledge drawn from the best recognized theoretical models and best practices of effective leadership that are relevant to medical education organizations and processes. Participation is mandatory in all elements of the curriculum.
February 20 to 21, 2020 Location TBD
Module 1: Setting Direction and Vision, Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m. and overnight stay
Module 2: Leading by Developing Others, Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
May 21-22, 2020 at the Alexandrian Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, VA
Module 3: Leading and Managing Others, Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m.
Module 4: Leading by Developing the Organization, Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
January 2021 – ALF presentations and Graduation; MedStar Health Corporate office, Columbia, MD; Date to be announced; Activities will occur in the afternoon (approx. 2 to 6 p.m.) and a specific time to be announced in the future
Engagement in a professional learning community that includes four phone inter-sessions (Required for fellows)
March 19, 2020, 1 to 2 p.m.
June 18, 2020, 1 to 2 p.m.
September 17, 2020, 1 to 2 p.m. (hold for make-up date)
October 15, 2020, 1 to 2 p.m.
Through structured learning activities, portfolio development, and real-life application through an individual Applied Leadership Focus (ALF).
Personalized activities to facilitate transfer of learning and leadership development to real-life practice within one’s selected educator work setting with support from LEAD Local Coach and faculty consultant. With support of faculty and coach, Fellows develop their ALF activities between February and May, implement these from June through October, and complete ALF closure activities in November and December.
Individualized leadership coaching by a self-selected LEAD Local Coach, who is required to attend all four modules in February and May.
Ongoing mentoring by local mentor, who must also attend face-to-face sessions, chosen by YOU! We recommend identifying someone who demonstrates leadership qualities that you wish to emulate, is already familiar with you at some level, is accessible, approachable, and is someone with whom you are comfortable talking candidly. While your first consideration might be your director supervisor, you may benefit more from someone else who models effective leadership with whom you do not have a formal supervisory and evaluative relationship.
Consider individuals who could expand your exposure to experiences and opportunities that fit well with your current and/or future desired leadership role. This 2015 LEAD Local Mentor Guidelines document outlines the commitment on the part of the mentor, which includes attendance at the four in-person sessions and touching base monthly.
Eligibility for Fellowship
Early and mid-career GUMC faculty and administrative professionals are eligible to apply as Fellows.
2019 Leadership Cohort
Sanna Ronkaine, MD (Dermatology)
Abigial B. Montero, PhD (Oncology)
Medstar Health Teaching Scholar Fellows
Selena Briggs, Washington Hospital Center (Otolaryngology)
Elizabeth Chawla, Georgetown University Hospital (Pediatrics)
Maria Felton Lowry, Union Memorial Hospital (Palliative Medicine)
Heather Hartman-Hall, MHIM Baltimore Residency/ Franklin Square Medical Center (Medicine)
Konstantinos Loupasakis, Washington Hospital Center (Medicine/ Rheumatology)
Virginia Malatack, Georgetown University Hospital (Internal Medicine)
B. Sharmila Mohanraj, Georgetown University Hospital (Infectious Diseases)
Clint Pettit, Washington Hospital Center (Medicine – Palliative Care)
View past Leadership Cohorts here