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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Leaders Forum

April 13 – 14, 2016
ACE Conference Center, Lafayette Hill, PA

The ELAM Leaders Forum is a unique opportunity for fellows and their institutional leaders to discuss the wide range of organizational change initiatives addressed during the fellowship year. The core of the Leaders Forum is a poster symposium showcasing the outcomes of the fellows' Institutional Action Projects (IAPs) — the capstone of the ELAM fellowship year.

The symposium:

  • Highlights the fellows' accomplishments and leadership activities.
  • Provides a space for content-rich interaction between fellows and guests.
  • Supports collaboration on organizational change efforts across institutions.
  • Demonstrates the overarching impact of ELAM Institutional Action Projects on organization improvement.

Additional Forum activities include a deans' breakfast, leader-to-leader dialogues, a graduation ceremony with speaker, and a reception and dinner.

The 2016 Forum is sponsored by Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and Indiana University School of Medicine. ELAM is grateful for their support.

2016 Forum Agenda

Wednesday, April 13

12 – 1:30 p.m.
Pre-Forum Lunch and Hospitality Lounge

Lunch is available in the ACE Conference Center main dining area beginning at noon and a hospitality lounge will be available outside the Lafayette Room for guests to mingle prior to the Forum.

1:30 – 2 p.m.
Welcome and Overview

2 – 2:45 p.m.
The Challenges of Change – A Conversation Among Leaders

A panel of deans and ELAM fellows will open a conversation of collaborative work in developing IAPs that advance organizational change initiatives.

3:15 – 5 p.m.
Gallery Walk/Poster Presentations

Guided walk with ELUM facilitators featuring formal poster presentations and discussion with a cohort of fellows and their deans/invited guests. Open viewing of all posters with reception to follow.

5 – 6:15 p.m.
Poster Reception

6:15 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 14

8– 9 a.m.
Deans' Breakfast
(deans and deans' designees only)

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
ELAM Institutional Action Project Poster Symposium

Fellows and guests meet in one of four concurrent moderated sessions (education, research, clinical, administration) to harvest lessons of leadership from the process and outcomes of the IAPs. Two waves of sessions will allow participants to draw from a range of discussions.

12:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Lunch and Leader-to-Leader Dialogues with Your Fellow(s)
This is an important time for deans and fellows to meet to discuss next steps in the fellows' leadership pathways.

2:45 – 6 p.m.
Graduation (2:45 – 4 p.m.) and Reception (4 – 6 p.m.)
We invite you to stay on after the Forum to attend the fellows' graduation and reception. This year we are pleased to have Laura Schweitzer, former president of Union Graduate College as our graduation speaker.

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ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation's first women's medical school and a predecessor of today's Drexel University College of Medicine.

ELAM is part of the International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics (ICELA at Drexel®) at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.