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Emerging Women's Leadership Program - EWLP

Emerging Women's Leadership Program 2014

The SOM Vice Dean for Faculty, the Office of Women in Science and Medicine, the Office of Faculty Development and the Professional Development Office are pleased to collaborate in launching the new Emerging Women's Leadership Program.

Program Goals include to:
Develop JHUSOM female instructors and assistant professors in the early stages of their careers thus encouraging movement into leadership roles.

Retain emerging female leaders by providing a cadre of peers with whom they may build collegial relationships that will encourage a sense of community throughout the school, and provide new opportunities that will lead to promotion and tenure.

Embrace values for diversity and inclusion, to create a learning community that will foster a climate of respect and support.

The Emerging Women’s Leadership Program (EWLP) is a cohort program made up of 9 two-hour sessions, held from 8:30am -10:30am in the Welch Center at 2024 East Monument Street, Suite 1 – 500, 1500Q.    A continental breakfast will be served starting at 8:00am.  Sessions will start promptly at 8:30.

How to apply:
If you are willing to commit the time required to be a part of the inaugural cohort group, please complete the application form which is attached, submit it by October 7th to the location on the form, and we will contact you to let you know if you have been accepted into the program.   In order to receive the full value from this new program, we ask that you be willing to participate fully, and attend at least 6 of the 9 sessions, interacting with your classmates to foster a supportive learning environment.  There are no financial obligations to yourself, your division or department.

Session topics include:
Understanding Yourself and Others: the Myers Briggs Type Indicator – Audrey Trapp - Thursday, January 12th, 2012 - Based upon Jung’s theory of psychological type, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a self-report questionnaire that identifies normal personality differences and preferences that each of us has.  Understanding and appreciating these differences (or unique gifts) can be a valuable way to better communicate and collaborate in the workplace and in our personal lives.  Practical concepts and exercises will be used in this session.

 Communicating to Build Relationships – Linda Dillon Jones - Friday, February 10th, 2012 - Having a basic model of positive communication in mind can help you be more productive in every role, and also help you build more positive relationships and avoid conflict, both with individuals and in groups.  This session offers some basic insight into how you can influence others and get what you want, while maintaining strong relationships and staying out of trouble.

Amassing the Currency of Your Career  – Donna Vogel  – Thursday, March, 8th, 2012 -
We, as scientists and clinicians, are not used to marketing ourselves.  Yet, throughout our career, others measure us by such criteria as our curriculum vitae, publications, and professional accomplishments.  These are the “currency” that establishes our value as we advance.  Build value into your professional portfolio by crafting it with your goals in mind.

Writing a Great Letter of Recommendation (for Others and for Yourself) – Sarah Poynton - Friday, April 13th, 2012 - Writing a great letter of recommendation is an art! A well crafted recommendation does honest justice to the candidate, is written from the perspective of the reader, and is informative, interesting and pleasurable to read. In the workshop we will consider the content, style, and form, of letters of recommendation within academia. Two kinds of letters will be considered, the letter you write for someone else, and the letter you write about yourself (such as you may be asked to draft for a promotion). Critical reading of examples will highlight some common ‘do’s and don’ts. In advance of the workshop, participants may submit example texts for critique.

How to be a Good Mentee – Audrey Trapp - Thursday, May 17th, 2012 - Scientists know the importance of having mentors and mentoring others.  Being a good mentee requires skill, training and intentionality.  Learn the important role that you play in making a mentoring relationship a valuable one in the advancement of your career.  Also, learn when and how to leave an unproductive mentoring relationship.

Navigating the Grant Application Maze – Donna Vogel - Friday, June 8th, 2012 - Funded investigators are made, not born. You, too, can acquire the knowledge and skills to compete successfully for government grants.  We will cover the various funding mechanisms so that you will understand which type of grant fits your interests and career stage. Learn about special opportunities, code words, and how to find “the good stuff” when there is just too much information.

Searching the Literature – Victoria Goode - Thursday, July 12th, 2012 - This session will focus on the concepts, structure and strategy of building an expert search. Learn to apply these new skills to PubMed, and in addition to learning about Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and MyNCBI, learn how to construct your search and how to manage your results. Finally, we will embark on a guided tour of valuable databases and resources to which Welch Library subscribes. Learn when and why you should consult resources that complement PubMed like SCOPUS, Web of Science, CINAHL and PsycINFO, and learn searching skills within these resources.

Building Your Personal Work/Life Mission and Saying No – Jennifer Haythornthwaite - Friday, September 14th, 2012 - Tantalizing offers come along every day, but not all opportunities are equally worthwhile when you are juggling multiple time demands. Please come to this workshop with a draft of your personal work and life mission statement.  Strategize about what projects and opportunities you should say “Yes” to and which should get a resounding “No” as you move forward in your career.   Learn various methods for saying “No”, realizing that by saying “No” you are saying “Yes” to your personal priorities.

A Strategy for Career Success: Negotiating for What You Need – Catherine Morrison - Thursday, October 11th, 2012 - The environment in which science and health care professionals practice is one in which the need for negotiation abounds. The ability to foster agreements and manage conflict within and between workgroups can strengthen relationships, transform ideas into initiatives, and move parties beyond stuck places.  This interactive workshop is designed to help participants understand and apply a systematic approach to preparing for, structuring, and engaging in business and health care negotiations. 

This program is a collaboration of:

The Office of Women in Science and Medicine (OWISM) was created in 2008 to increase representation of women in leadership roles, on high level SOM committees and other departmental and institutional decision making bodies.  The office helps provide mentoring, educational and networking opportunities for all female faculty in the School or Medicine.  The mission of the ­­­­ Office of Faculty Development (OFD) is to support the SOM faculty in achieving success and satisfaction at each stage of their careers in academic medicine.  As part of that mission, the OFD organizes leadership and mentorship programs to support faculty in acquiring the knowledge, skills and experience needed for institutional, national and international leadership roles. The OFD also supports faculty equity and the interests of women faculty in increasing their presence, contribution and impact as leaders in the institution and within academic medicine. The Professional Development Office (PDO) works with students, fellows, and early-career faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.  Its mission is to provide the professional skills and knowledge to pursue and succeed in an independent scientific career.  The PDO offers courses, workshops, advising, and other programs to further these goals.

Instructor Biographies:
Victoria Goode, MLIS, is a Clinical Informationist for the Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Jennifer Haythornthwaite, PhD, is a Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and a psychologist. She has developed a mentoring skills development program for senior faculty and actively mentors a range of junior faculty in medicine, psychiatry, and pediatrics. 

Linda Dillon Jones, Ph.D., is the Interim Assistant Dean for Faculty Development in the School of Medicine.  Previously she served as a Learning and Development consultant within Talent Management and Organization Development.

Catherine Morrison, J.D., is an Associate Faculty member in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Sarah Poynton, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Art as Applied to Medicine, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. In addition to her extensive research and teaching experience, Dr. Poynton has a breadth of knowledge as a freelance technical editor, and had taught workshops for the Professional Development Office and for the Office of Faculty Development.

Audrey Trapp, MS, is Assistant Director of the Professional Development Office at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and a nationally certified career counselor.

Donna Vogel, M.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Professional Development Office, and an OWISM Advisory Board member.  Before coming to Hopkins, she managed a grant program at NIH.

Contact Information
For information about faculty development programs in the School of Medicine contact:
Linda Dillon Jones, Ph.D.
Interim Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Office of Faculty Development
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2024 E. Monument Street, Suite 1-1400
Baltimore, MD 21287
410-502-5521 (office)
410-502-5631 (direct)

For detailed information about the nomination and selection process, as well as specific questions about the Emerging Women’s Leadership Program  please contact:

Barbara Fivush, M.D.
Associate Dean for Women in Science and Medicine
Director of the OWISM
Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief Pediatric Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
200 N. Wolfe Street, Suite 3055
Baltimore, MD 21287
410-955-2467 (office)
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For detailed information about the Programs of the Professional Development Office contact:
Donna L. Vogel, MD, PhD
Director, Professional Development Office
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
1830 E. Monument St. Suite 2-107
Baltimore, Maryland 21287
410-502-2804 (office)
410-614-3386 (FAX)



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