This is an eight-month, cohort-based program. The purpose of this program is to improve the leadership capabilities of full time SMHS faculty and staff in administrative roles within SMHS. The program is focused on enhancing fundamental leadership competencies related to leading individuals, teams and change. The target audience are those who are in administrative roles directing programs, functions, centers and large-scale projects.
The program uses a learning approach to effective leadership development based on work by Jay Conger, incorporating conceptual understanding about leadership, skill building, feedback, and reflection.
The program will begin with individual pre-work developing or refining a project plan for one work-related project the participant wants to focus on developing throughout the eight months. This will be shared and discussed at the first session. Thereafter, the cohort will meet to explore and discuss various leadership competencies and how they can be applied to the project. A small amount of reading and individual work will be assigned to be completed in advance of each session.
The schedule of session dates, times, topics and faculty facilitators is below. A non-credit bearing Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants upon their successful completion of the program.
By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
- Apply concepts, tools and techniques to increase or enhance their personal effectiveness
- Implement strategies to improve their interpersonal effectiveness
- Implement strategies to enhance the performance and learning of their teams
- Employ tools and techniques to enhance their management of change and measure its effectiveness
- Application Process
Please do NOT provide any supplemental information.
Applications are currently closed.
- Selection Criteria
Selection is based on:
The alignment of the program goals, content and approach with the applicant’s stated needs, and the project’s importance to the department and to SMHS.
- 2023-24 Schedule of Fundamentals of Leadership Sessions
In-person attendance is expected at all sessions; lunch is available at 12:30 pm
Session Date and Time Content Faculty Facilitator(s)
November 9, 2023
Setting Direction for Project Success
Cohort introductions, program overview, project and business planning, leadership expectations, and the mentoring process
December 14, 2023
Types of change and change agents, change processes, organizational culture and individual resistance as barriers/enablers to change
January 11, 2024
Managing Your Time and Managing Up
Techniques for prioritizing tasks, making the best use of your time, and maximizing your relationship with your supervisor/s
February 8, 2024
Building Your Negotiation Skills
Common myths, recommended processes, and best practice techniques and tactics for negotiating for resources and other support
March 14, 2024
Gaining Commitment and Developing Others
Tools to enhance your listening ability, coaching and developing others, addressing performance issues, and influencing without authority
April 11, 2024
Maximizng Team Performance and Learning
Principles and practices to promote effective teamwork, facilitate useful meetings, manage conflict, and develop a high performing team
May 9, 2024
Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
Assessment of and strategies for enhancing your self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management
June 13, 2024
Moving Change Forward
Continuing project and change leadership requirements, personal leadership development and succession planning
Questions may be directed to:
Ellen Goldman, EdD, MBA
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-994-4004
Dee Dee Herrmann, DHSc, MPH, PA-C
Director, SMHS Center for Faculty Excellence
email@example.com or 202-994-5144