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Leadership Program for Women Faculty - LPWF

Leadership Program for SOM Women Faculty- 2013-2014

The Leadership Program for Women Faculty (LPWF) is a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine sponsored leadership initiative designed for female Associate and Assistant professors. The program focuses on academic medicine career building and development of leadership skills.The accomplished program faculty will offer inspiration and valuable career advice along with insight into the leadership development needs that are unique to women. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to advance women leaders in this School of Medicine.

The Leadership Program for Women Faculty is a cohort program for 40 or more women leaders and will consist of an opening event, eight one-half day morning seminars taught by experts in the content areas mentioned below, and a final networking session and wrap-up luncheon. Topics which will be covered include the following:

  • Working Together: Getting to Know Yourself and Others
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Influencing for Impact: On Being Influential
  • Influencing for Impact: Influence and Power Case Study on Rosalind Franklin - The Nova documentary "The Secret of Photo 51"
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Leadership Challenges for Women: Overview of Decision-Making and Risk-Taking Strategies
  • Leadership Challenges for Women: Facilitating Group Decision-Making
  • Speak Like a Pro
  • Total Leadership:Being a Better Leader/Having a Better Life

A cohort of 40 or more female faculty at the level of Assistant and Associate professors will be chosen to participate based upon nomination and completion of an application process.

The SOM Vice Dean for Faculty, the Office of Women in Science and Medicine and the Office of Faculty Development are pleased to collaborate with the office of Talent Management and Organization Development to offer the Leadership Program for Women Faculty. For detailed information about the nomination and selection process, as well as specific questions about the program, please contact:

Barbara Fivush, M.D.
Director of the Office of Women in Science and Medicine
Division Chief, Pediatric Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
200 N. Wolfe Street, Suite 3055
Baltimore, MD 21287
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