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Leadership Development Opportunities: Senior Faculty

Find leadership development opportunities sponsored by family medicine organizationsThe following programs are available for leadership development for senior faculty. 

AAFP Leadership Conference

Sponsor: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 
Audience: Current and aspiring family medicine leaders and chapter staff
Length: 3 1/2 days 

User Fees: The cost is $230. Students and residents can attend for $150. 
Awards: None 
Link: https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl.html
Description: This leadership conference, which takes place over 3.5 days each year in Kansas City, is for current and aspiring family medicine leaders and chapter staff. Two parallel tracks are comprised of the Annual Chapter Leader Forum and the National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

The Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF) track is a leadership development program for chapter-elected leaders, aspiring chapter leaders, and chapter staff. ACLF features targeted breakout sessions on board governance, legislative and advocacy issues, membership strategies, communication efforts, and trends in family medicine among other topics. 

The National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) track is a leadership and policy development track for underrepresented constituencies, including women, minorities, new physicians, international medical graduates and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender physicians. NCCL allows aspiring leaders to create powerful platforms for change and influence AAFP policies and positions as well as build leadership skills to use in practice and the community. In addition to sessions on leadership, communications, advocacy, and media training, NCCL offers a dedicated business track to train members on the resolution development process.

ABFM Lewis Sigmon Senior Scholars Program

Sponsor: American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
Audience: Senior Faculty, All Members of the Family
Length: 2-4 weeks
User Fees: None
Link: https://www.theabfm.org/research/visitingscholar.aspx
Awards: Negotiable to support housing and travel expenses. Additional money is available to support academic presentations on the scholar’s work.
Link: https://www.theabfm.org/research/visitingscholar.aspx
Description: This program is an extension of the ABFM Visiting Scholars Program with additional financial support and the additional expectations of an authoritative product. Sigmon Scholars are senior leaders or researchers in family medicine. They have an in-depth immersion at the ABFM and the opportunity to conduct research or policy work during the program, which takes place over 2-4 weeks. Scholars work directly with ABFM staff on original research projects that align their own interests with those of the ABFM.

ADFM Annual Meeting 

Sponsor: Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) 
Audience: Chairs/Division Head, Senior Department Administrators 
Length: 3 days 
User Fees: $620 in 2018 
Awards: None 
Link: http://www.adfm.org/Meetings 
Description: This February meeting is held for Chair and Senior Administrator representatives of ADFM member Departments; individual Associate Members are also allowed to attend. The conference offers chair and senior administrator development in areas critical to the multiple missions of departments of family medicine. The program typically includes plenary sessions with outside speakers, sharing of best practices/innovations from members, and opportunities for networking and communication between chairs and administrators. An informal mentoring program is also available for new chairs who are offered the opportunity in advance to be paired with a chair who has been in the position for a number of years. 

ADFM Fellowship 

Sponsor: Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) 
Audience: Senior Faculty 
Length: 1 year 
User Fees: $3500 in 2018 (includes ADFM Winter Meeting fees for 2 years)
Awards: None 
Link: http://www.adfm.org/Programs/ADFMFellowship
Description: The ADFM Fellowship is a year-long program (February to February) which provides academic leadership development for those interested in being a chair or considering that as a potential career direction. The program includes a Fellowship project, shared with colleagues through a venue at the ADFM Winter meeting; formal mentorship from a current chair advisor; and participation on the ADFM Chairs’ listserv during the fellowship year and one year thereafter. It also includes participation in two back-to-back ADFM Winter meetings (these take place a Wed – Sat in February, dates and location dependent on year) and some extra programming, such as a Fellowship Workshop; an in-person New Chairs’ and Fellows’ Fall Workshop (typically early November); and webinars throughout the year.

ADFM Senior Leaders Program 

Sponsor: Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM)
Audience:Senior Faculty 
Length:< 3 days 
User Fees: $620 in 2018 
Awards:None
Link: http://www.adfm.org/Programs 
Description: The Senior Leader Program is a leadership development opportunity for leaders in departments of family medicine who are not Associate Members of ADFM to attend the Winter meeting with their chair. This opportunity is intended to strengthen not only individuals' leadership skills but leadership in departments. It exposes participants to innovations and benchmarks in all missions - patient care, teaching, and research across the country, and imparts training in core skills necessary for academic leadership. Participation in the program includes attendance at the ADFM Annual Winter Meeting, with requested attendance at some conference “optional” events. The Senior Leader must be nominated by the department chair. To be eligible for nomination, the individual must have been in departmental leadership for 2 or more years. Requests for nominations for this program are sent around to the department chairs in November/December preceding the February meeting.

FMIG Faculty Advisor Summit

Sponsor: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 
Audience: Senior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty, Junior Faculty, Students
Length: 1 day or less
User Fees: None
Awards: None 
Link: https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/connect.html
Description: This summit brings together faculty serving as advisors to their institution’s Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) to learn and share about effective administration of FMIGs, role modeling behaviors, family medicine messaging, FMIG programming, fundraising strategies, and more. Advisors are also engaged in faculty leadership and skill development. These workshops are hosted by the AAFP’s FMIG Network in even-numbered years in conjunction with the STFM Conference on Medical Student Education. 

Interim Chair Hotline

Sponsor: Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM)
Audience: New Department Chairs
Length: 30-60 minutes
User Fees: None
Awards: None
Link: http://www.adfm.org/Members/NewChairs
Description: The ADFM Leadership Development Committee has a “hotline” service for those who have been asked to become interim chairs in the near future or have been in the interim chair role a short time and have not yet been connected with an advisor, but have immediate questions related to the chair job. Those with immediate questions related to taking a chair position or to being interim chair are asked to contact Amanda Weidner (aweidner@adfm.org). 

Leadership Development Preconference

Sponsor: Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM)
Audience: New Department Chairs, Department Chairs, Senior Faculty
Length: half day
User Fees: $50 additional to ADFM Annual Meeting fee
Awards: None

Link: http://www.adfm.org/Meetings (when info about the meeting is posted)
Description: A preconference focusing on various leadership development topics is held annually on the Wednesday afternoon of the ADFM Winter Meeting. New chairs, not-so-new chairs, ADFM Fellows, and senior leaders are all invited to attend. Examples of past topics include Financing Departments of Family Medicine, Normalizing Change and Managing People, and Leadership Competencies.

New Chairs Advising Program

Sponsor: Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM)
Audience: New Department Chairs
Length: at least 2 years (ADFM tracks the pair for 2 years)
User Fees: None
Awards: None
Link: http://www.adfm.org/Programs

DescriptionThis program creates paired relationships of an early career chair advisee (1 to 3 years) with a more experienced chair advisor (5 or more years). The pair commits to check-ins and communication on a regular basis, at least quarterly for 2 years, and to meeting in person at the ADFM Winter Meeting and other venues where both parties are present. Specific goals/objectives for the advising relationship are identified at the beginning, including a general goal of providing/receiving advice and approaches to problem solving/management dilemmas. The advisor may also serve as a facilitator for relationships with others for specific expertise or input, if needed.

National Institute for Program Director Development Fellowship 

Sponsor: Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) 
Audience: Program Directors, Senior Faculty 
Length: 9 months 
User Fees: $5,500 
Awards: None 
Link: http://www.afmrd.org/page/about-the-nipdd-fellowship

Description: This fellowship is specifically designed for senior-level family physician educators who want to enhance and develop the leadership skills necessary for residency directors, and it uses a unique adult learning model to enhance knowledge, attitudes, and skills. The NIPDD Fellowship offers a comprehensive curriculum to support interest in resources about enhanced leadership, management, and communication skills; an understanding of program finances; and a working familiarity with educational (ACGME) and certification (ABFM) requirements. The fellowship is available to new program directors, associate/assistant program directors, directors of developing programs, and physicians planning to assume the role of program director.

New Chairs Resources Website

Sponsor: Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM)
Audience: New Department Chairs
Length: N/A
User Fees: None
Awards: None
Link: http://www.adfm.org/Members/NewChairs
Description: ADFM’s “New Chair Welcome Page,” includes more information about ADFM and offers a number of resources for new and interim chairs and other leaders in academic medicine.

New Chairs Workshop at the Dept of Family Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia

Sponsor: Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) and the University of Missouri, Columbia
Audience: New Department Chairs, Senior Leaders
Length: 4 days
User Fees: $1,000 in 2017 (includes materials, hotel, meals)
Awards: None
Link: http://medicine2.missouri.edu/family-community-medicine/new-chairs-workshop/

Description: This annual workshop is created for a small group of about 6-8 new chairs. The program is based on a consultative model whereby: new chair attendees prepare a case describing their challenge/problem; the team at MU reviews the case description and brings together necessary resources with the other attendees and faculty; the MU team identifies key people within the institution that the individual new chair chooses for one-on-one consultations learning more about specific issues which may be translatable to his or her own institution or department. Participants leave with new relationships that they can call on in the future to help provide advice, expertise, or counsel.


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