According to John Quincy Adams “if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” We have gathered a selection of resources to help faculty build their leadership success and inspire those around them. We know that at this time many faculty are working and leading remotely, thus we have collated a list of resources on a Remote Work Best Practices page. Included on this page are resources in areas such as writing letters of recommendation, how to say no, preparing for meetings and how to be a successful leader. We have included some resources that are brief snippets or what we call “Just in Time” information and the opportunity to take a “Deeper Dive” into more detailed or lengthy resources.
Just In Time
These Just In Time resources are ideal if you only have a couple of minutes to start finding out about Planning for Leadership and Succession.
Rethinking Time & The Power of Multipliers
Source: Stanford Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab
Learn how to reach multiple goals by combining them into a single activity
Tips to make saying no go as smoothly as possible.
Learn about a leadership development model that will help physicians to broaden their management skills.
Learn the 6 key areas where leaders should “flip their scripts” to lead successfully.
Details and advice on writing high quality letters of recommendation for trainees.
If you have more time to invest, these Deeper Dive resources are longer and/or more in depth so you can gain a deeper understanding of Ensuring an Inclusive, Healthy, Climate.
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AAMC Speaker Resources (link)
At this link you will find informational videos and a multitude of downloadable guides for preparing a presentation or session.
Big Ten Academic Alliance Programs (link)
Big Ten Academic Alliance Programs
This selective leadership training program is for faculty and staff who are currently holding leadership roles, or have been noticed as potential leaders. Requires School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) nomination or recommendation. An additional selective program, Department Executive Officers Program, is available for department chairs.
Building Effective Networks (video)
Discover more about networking, the importance, misconceptions and how to truly build an effective network that will allow you to have a greater impact in your career.
Speaker: Herminia Ibarra
Fully Prepared to Lead (link)
UW-Madison Learning and Talent Development offers Fully Prepared to Lead, a comprehensive, competency-based development program designed to help individuals master the knowledge, skills, and tools for effective leadership. Participation is free to UW-Madison employees and open to everyone–it is not limited to those in formal supervisory or management roles.
See also the Program Overview (doc), Available Courses (link), and optional Certificate of Leadership Competency (link)
Leadership Development Programs (link)
Leadership Development Programs
Offers a variety of workshops and seminars for department chairs and academic center directors, along with associate deans and others in management positions. The sessions – some of which follow the peer-to-peer (“chat”) model, and some of which will be led by experienced chairs and other academic leaders – emphasize the development of aptitudes and skills associated with academic leadership. Topics may include strategic planning, supervision and management, budgets and finance, and climate and inclusion.
Mentoring and Mentorship (link)
Mentoring and Mentorship (link)
Most often people think of traditional mentorship as the relationship or training proffered by a more experienced or knowledgeable person to some less experienced or possibly new to a career, situation or circumstance. There are alternative models of mentoring and mentorship that can suit individual desires and needs. For more information and resources, visit our new mentoring and mentorship page.
Negotiation: Getting What You Want (video)
Learn to reframe negotiation as problem solving in order to not only get what you want but what they want as well making it overall a mutually advantageous event.
Speaker: Margaret Neale
Team Dynamics (video)
Discover how to become a more effective member and leader of a high performing team.
Speaker: Melissa Thomas -Hunt
What to do before a meeting–Academic Leadership Support (link)
What to do before a meeting–Academic Leadership Support
Learn about seven key responsibilities that a team leader can take for more effective meetings.