Leadership can be defined as a set of behaviors, not a position. Even if you don’t have a “real” leadership position, faculty members at MD Anderson are challenged to make a difference no matter where they are in the institution or at what level. Whether you want to chair a department, better operate your team or run a section, our leadership development programs in Faculty & Academic Development are designed to help you acquire the leadership skills you need for your appropriate career stage.
I think we finally are acknowledging that leadership no longer represents a special gift or power held by a select few. Instead, it is a relationship established by committed people.
Darrell Kirch, M.D.
Association of American Medical Colleges, President
Our faculty leadership programs are multi-pronged and layered, depending where you are in your career and your needs. We know you have different definitions of career success, and we can help. We offer:
- Three management and leadership programs based on your career level and needs
- Coaching for new chairs and division heads as needed
- Resources of available coaches and recommended outside leadership programs if you want to pursue additional leadership and career growth
- Team-building workshops and assessments for you and your team, whether it’s a department, a section or a small work team
For more information, contact Michelle Castillo.
For our early career faculty, we offer a richly supportive environment in which to learn and grow. You can learn the building blocks you need to further your career and your leadership goals.
The Supervision and Management Program is designed for faculty early in their careers who want to learn the practical skills related to hiring, managing and working effectively with others. This program is currently offered yearly for faculty who are in their first two to three years at MD Anderson.
After Supervision and Management, the next course available for faculty is The Heart of Leadership: Core Skills. In this program, we focus on crucial interpersonal skills, designed to increase your awareness, ability to handle difficult conversations, resolve conflict and build and manage teams.
For senior leaders, we have the Faculty Leadership Academy, a year-long program for faculty moving into leadership roles. Full of real examples from the MD Anderson culture, acceptance in this program is by nomination only.