Duke AHEAD to Sponsor Members for AAMC LEAD Program

December 6, 2018 - 10:15 am
  • Announcement

Duke AHEAD is proud to announce that through the DASHE (Duke AHEAD Supporting Health Professions Educators), funding is available for two of our members to participate in the AAMC LEAD Certificate program.  We have a very brief application that you’ll need to fill out below.  The Deadline for this application is December 21 and applicants will be notified 1/2/19.  The application for the LEAD program is due January 18, 2019. We hope that you will consider applying!


The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program is a one-year, cohort-based, national leadership development certificate program. The program develops transformational leaders in medical education through evidence-based, collaborative learning, and reflective practice. LEAD is targeted to early career to mid-career professionals with faculty appointments who are aspiring to or are already in leadership roles in medical education. Professional staff in leadership roles who are working in medical education are also welcome to apply and will be considered on a space-available basis. Faculty and professional staff from non-member institutions will be considered on a space-available basis as well. The AAMC accepts 60 participants into this program each year.

The LEAD program will be held at the AAMC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. on April 30-May 1, 2019 and at the The Westin Atlanta Airport on September 4-5, 2019. In each workshop, participants complete a variety of hands-on, applied learning activities with guidance from expert LEAD faculty. In addition to the two workshops, the program also includes a virtual orientation session, pre- and post- workshop self-directed learning activities, and real-life application in the development and implementation of an individual Applied Leadership Focus (ALF), for which participants are required to present during a spring 2020 AAMC Regional Medical Education Meeting. Each Participant is assigned a national LEAD Coach to guide them through the program and to support their Applied Leadership Focus activity.

The LEAD Certificate Program is an application based program. Before clicking the Apply Now button, please review important information under the Application tab of this web page. Applications are due January 18, 2019. Notifications of acceptance will be sent in February.

The program provides:

Theory and evidence-based learning for interested professionals to develop and strengthen their educational leadership
A professional learning community for aspiring and emerging leaders to learn from, and with each other
Coaching via an assigned national LEAD Coach and a peer coaching group
Learning and reflective practice for enhancing one’s leadership style and practices
Facilitation of entry and progressive advancement into meaningful leadership roles

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have enhanced their abilities to:

Apply relevant theoretical frameworks to guide their ongoing leadership development and effective actions in various situations;
Differentiate administration, management, and leadership, and explain the contribution of each to performing as an effective educational leader;
Demonstrate leadership behaviors that include effective communication, supervision, strategic planning, and organizational development (e.g., creating a shared vision, developing people and capacity, facilitating effective change);
Use reflective practice and feedback to develop and continuously refine their personal leadership style and effectiveness;
Develop supportive relationships with others to facilitate one’s leadership career aspirations.

For more detailed information, please review the Information Sheet