Academic emergency medicine is committed to developing leaders who can manage complex organizations, innovate health care delivery, and effectively improve the health of diverse patient populations. This forum is designed for aspiring leaders at all levels of experience who are interested in improving their leadership skills. The forum will provide exposure to core leadership topics with an emphasis on experiential learning and practical application. Forum faculty presenters are recognized experts with extensive leadership experience. The agenda includes segments on emotional intelligence and its impact on leadership style, strategies for successful leadership, effective time management, and managing conflict. A networking lunch is included. The session will end with a panel discussion whereby successful leaders offer pearls and personal anecdotes with important take home messages for aspiring leaders. This will be followed by a group discussion session with Leadership Forum participants.
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM Welcome and Introduction
Presenter: Brian Zink, MD
Describes the purpose of the course, including its alignment with the SAEM strategic plan, and the importance of the course for faculty interested in procuring skills to advance their careers at their home institutions.
8:10 AM – 9:45 AM Emotional Intelligence and Its Impact on Your Leadership Style
Presenters: Jessica Lueck, PhD
Discover the impact of emotional intelligence (EI) on your leadership style and learn strategies to effectively use EI to successfully lead your team.
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 11:45 AM Motivational Leadership in Challenging Times
Strategies for successful leadership in challenging times, including engaging and encouraging a reluctant team. Small group, case-based exercise with experienced emergency medicine leaders as facilitators.
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Networking lunch
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Time Management - Finding your Focus
Presenter: Kelly Young, MD
Strategies for effective time management including proven ways to make the most of your academic time while successfully navigating “work-life balance”.
1:30 PM –2:30 PM Managing Conflict with Win-Win Strategies
Presenters: Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA; Jamie McCarthy, MD
Tools to effectively manage conflict and handle challenging conversations using a “win-win” approach.
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 4:00 PM Personal Pathways in Leadership
Panel facilitated by: Brian Zink, MD
Panelists: Ian Martin, MD, MBA; Deb Diercks, MD, MSc; Bob Hockberger, MD; Sue Stern, MD
Successful leaders offer pearls and personal anecdotes with important take home messages for aspiring leaders. The panel will be followed by a group discussion session with Leadership Forum participants.