Application Cycle Now Open - Leadership for Educators Accelerated Program (LEAP)


Now in its second cycle, Duke AHEAD’s Leadership for Educators Accelerator Program (LEAP) is now accepting applications. This program is designed for faculty members from all of our health professions education programs who are leading education programs, courses, or curriculum. LEAP is a 3 month on-boarding program and includes topics such as:

  • Negotiation
  • Budget management
  • Leading or teaching a multigenerational group
  • Developing a strategic plan for your program
  • Managing difficult situations and conversations
  • Promoting yourself and your ideas with competent humility
  • Networking at Duke
  • Promoting DEI in teaching, hiring, and communication

This program will be limited to 20 participants. You may self-nominate on the form here; a letter of support is required from your direct report.

All sessions will be from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, with a mix of in person and virtual opportunities.

The seven sessions are scheduled on Thursdays (9/14/23, 9/28/23, 10/12/23, 10/26/23, 11/16/23, 11/20/23, 12/14/23).

There is NO charge for the program, but applicants should commit to attending all sessions.

This leadership onboarding complements other leadership opportunities noted throughout Duke. Many clinical departments also offer leadership training; LEAP is geared toward those faculty who will be teaching learners or developing programming for learners in clinical or research settings.  For a list of additional leadership development opportunities around Duke, please see the attached document.

Application Deadline is 8/3/23. 


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