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Junior Faculty Leadership Program (JFLP) 2015

The Program

The Junior Faculty Leadership Program (JFLP) is a voluntary cohort group program offered by the Office of Faculty Development (OFD) designed for School of Medicine faculty members who are at the level of Instructor or Assistant Professor and with less than 4 years at rank.  The goal of this program is to provide junior faculty with the opportunity to build professional and leadership skills and to think proactively about their future roles as leaders in academic medicine. The program consists of 7 two-hour sessions held monthly on Thursday mornings (8:00-10:00 AM; continental breakfast provided) over a period of 7 months on the East Baltimore campus. 

Brochure and Application

Who May Apply?

School of Medicine Department Directors may nominate or encourage people to apply, but a self-nomination is also welcome.  The cohort group design of this program is meant to create a learning community that enhances course activities by building collegial relationships among faculty that will enhance their experience over time.  Please use the attached form to apply by December 14th, 2014.

Session Topics

Session One:  Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
  • Introductions & Networking – Program Facilitators: Michael Barone, M.D., Cindy Rand, Ph.D.
  • What You Need to Know to Succeed & The Unwritten Rules for Success– Janice Clements, Ph.D.  – Dr. Clements will present an overview of her list of the “unwritten rules for success” along with a discussion of the institution’s mission and goals, organizational structure, code of conduct, and financial considerations.
  • Goals Identification: Preparing Your Individual Development Plan – Michael Barone, M.D. and Cindy Rand, Ph.D.
Session Two: Thursday, February 12th, 2015
  • Goals Identification: Reviewing Your Individual Development Plan – Michael Barone, M.D.
  • Making the Most of the Mentor/Mentee Experience – David Yousem, M.D., M.B.A. – This session has you consider how you could be a more effective mentee, including how you could go about selecting the best mentors and how to maximize the benefit you receive from the mentor, through scheduling, planning and organization, and providing/receiving feedback in a positive way.
Session Three: Thursday, March 5th, 2015
  • Using an Understanding of MBTI Personality Type to Be More Influential – Kim Skarupski, Ph.D., M.P.H. and David Yousem, M.D., M.B.A. - This session presents a basic theoretical framework from the behavioral sciences including personality and motivational styles and how they influence communication, conflict, and decision-making.

Session Four: Thursday, April 9th, 2015 
  • Negotiation: the Building Blocks of Your Career in Academic Medicine – Estelle Gauda, M.D. – How can you more productively negotiate to get what you need to advance your career without creating conflict with others or damaging relationships? 

Session Five:  Thursday, May 7th, 2015
  • Communicating Well in a Diverse Environment – David Yousem, M.D., M.B.A., Chiquita Collins, Ph.D., and Kim Skarupski, Ph.D., M.P.H. – Drs. Yousem, Collins, and Skarupski will present a model of interpersonal communications and provide practice skill-building for holding authentic, crucial, and difficult conversations.  The three layers of a conversation, “What happened?”, “How did I feel about it,” and “What does this say about my identity?” will be addressed.

Session Six: Thursday, June 4th, 2015
  • Ramping-up Your Scholarly Productivity: Get those Papers Out the Door! – Kim Skarupski, Ph.D., M.P.H. and David Yousem, M.D., M.B.A. -   This session offers strategies to overcome common writing hurdles - “I have trouble getting started,” “my perfectionism prevents me from finishing,” and “I have too many other commitments and/or difficulty with time management.”  

Session Seven: Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
  • Promoting Yourself with Success and Good Grace – Kim Skarupski, Ph.D., M.P.H. – Dr. Skarupski will provide you with the tools to learn how to speak diplomatically and strategically about yourself and your accomplishments. 


Optional: 2 “Personal Journey” Luncheon Sessions

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 | 12:00- 1:30 PM

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 | 12:00- 1:30 PM

  • The two boxed-lunch speaker sessions are optional but highly recommended. Speakers are to-be-announced and will be faculty members discussing their personal journeys in academic medicine. RSVP is required; invitations will be sent upon your entrance into the JFLP program. 
Optional: Sessions of Speak Like a Pro I & II

Speak Like a Pro I: March 11th | 8:30-11:30 AM

Speak Like a Pro II: April 8th | 8:30-11:30 AM

  • Speak Like a Pro, is two-part, optional half-day session taught taught by Karen Storey, CFP through the regular OFD catalog. Faculty members win grants and build reputations based (to some extent) on their ability to speak with confidence to large groups of people. Speak Like a Pro offers the knowledge, skills, and abilities you need for effective presentations. You’ll learn proven techniques for planning, practicing, and delivering public presentations. Further, you will receive expert feedback from your instructor, as well as personal responses and insights from your classmates.  Focus on managing stage fright and maintaining composure in front of any audience. Voice and body language are explored as an effective communication tool. Key ways of adding maximum impact are discussed along with ways of preparing quickly and confidently for any presentation.  For this special session, class size will be limited to 7- 10 people per session.  Come prepared to speak for 3-5 minutes on a professional topic of your choice.  You will be videotaped and receive feedback on your strengths and areas that need improvement. You must register for this additional experience; a form will be provided in the first session. 

What if I have to miss a session?
  • Many of the sessions will require team activities. For participants who are selected into a cohort, attendance is required for 5 of the 7 sessions.  With each new cohort, class dates will be sent to previous participants, and you will be welcome to attend any session that you have had to miss. Please do not apply to the program unless you are confident that your schedule will allow you to attend all the sessions.  When you must miss a session due to illness or an emergency, you may have the opportunity to audit the session with a future cohort. 

Instructor Bios

Michael Barone, M.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Pediatrics. He also serves as Associate Dean for Faculty Educational Development at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His work is focused on creating and evaluating faculty development programs in education as well as curriculum development and program building in the medical school curriculum.  

Janice Clements, Ph.D. is the Mary Wallace Stanton Professor of Faculty Affairs and the University Distinguished Service Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty, and Professor of Molecular and Comparative pathology.  Janice joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1978. She has led the Retrovirus Laboratory at JHU School of Medicine since 1992 and has been Vice Dean for Faculty since 2000.

Chiquita A. Collins, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean for the Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Collins is recognized at both state and national levels for her work in health disparities, primarily as it relates to the social context and various societal influences that contribute to health differences (e.g., childhood obesity) among racial/ethnic and across socioeconomic groups.

Estelle Gauda, M.D. – is the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and a Professor of Pediatrics and recent past chair of the Associate Professor Promotions Committee (APPC) for the JHSOM (2006-2014). During her tenure as chair of the APPC, she spearheaded the creation of the Nomination Manager that is used by faculty and the APPC to help streamline the promotions process to Associate Professor. She is a neonatologist, and a physician-scientist. Her area of research includes: mechanisms that control breathing during development and alternative treatment paradigms for neonatal abstinence syndrome. 

Cynthia Rand, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Rand is the director of Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center and the Associate Dean for Faculty.

Kimberly A. Skarupski, Ph.D., M.P.H. is the Assistant Dean for Faculty Development in the Office of Faculty Development and an Associate Professor in Medicine (Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology). Dr. Skarupski’s faculty development emphasis areas are on small group methods to increase productivity and build relationships (e.g., WAGs [writing accountability groups] and ‘K investigator groups’ [Pre-KIGs, BRIGs – for basic research K awardees, CRIGs – for clinical research K awardees], leadership development, and program evaluation.

Karen Storey, CFP, is the instructor for the Speak Like a Pro session and is President and Co-founder of Interactive Training, an organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills.  She teaches presentation skill building around the globe.

David Yousem, M.D., M.B.A. is the Associate Dean for Professional Development and Professor of Radiology, and Director of Neuroradiology.  His work has focused on advanced imaging in neoplasms of the brain, spine, head and neck, in addition to quality improvement programs and operations efficiency. Dr. Yousem with Jennifer Haythornthwaite is a co-instructor for The Master Mentor Program.


Kimberly A. Skarupski, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Dean for Faculty Development

Office of Faculty Development, Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine

2024 East Monument Street, Suite 2-1000, Baltimore, MD 21287

410-502-5520 (direct), 410-502-5521 (main)

Program Coordinator, Valentina Viertel

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