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Leadership Development Opportunity: Register Now for the ADEA/AAL Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (ADEA/AAL CAAMP) [March 2011]

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ADEA and the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) are excited to present the ADEA/AAL Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (ADEA/AAL CAAMP) July 21-24, 2011, at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California.

ADEA/AAL CAAMP is customized for the academic health care environment and is applicable to current, new, and future leaders. This 3.5-day interprofessional workshop focuses on the practical skills necessary to balance competing demands and priorities, and manage diverse programs and people. Pre-program assessments (such as the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator, Leadership Practices, Decision Style Profile, and Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument) help you discover your leadership strengths and areas for improvement. ADEA/AAL CAAMP exemplifies ADEA's focus on interprofessional development by giving you the opportunity to interact and collaborate with peers in pharmacy, medicine, nursing, and other health professions. Interprofessional education (IPE) cannot flourish without the support of academic leaders, so ADEA/AAL CAAMP brings together participants from numerous health professions to discuss their common problems, discover successful approaches, and establish networks of colleagues who can promote IPE in their programs and across institutions.

The curriculum is divided into three critical domains of academic leadership, with session modules in:

Academic Management

  •  Planning and Budgeting within Departments: Explore the linkage between strategic planning, budgeting, and resource allocation 
  •  Managing Legal Issues in the Educational Environment: Discuss current campus issues and legal guidelines important to student/faculty interactions 
  •  Conducting Successful Meetings: Apply best practices for managing productive meetings 

Key Relationships

  •  Evaluating and Developing Faculty: Develop strategies for hiring, utilizing, and assessing full- and part-time faculty 
  •  Managing Conflict: Assess your personal style of responding to conflicts and apply appropriate tactics to manage administrative conflict situations 
  •  Giving and Receiving Feedback: Understand individual responses to evaluation, including the way you react to feedback 

Personal and Professional Development

  •  Assessing for Development: Use feedback from assessment tools to develop an action plan to improve your competencies 
  •  Transitioning to Management: Understand the challenges of departmental leadership and academic management 
  •  Constructing Development Plans: Specify personal goals for improving as an academic administrator and manager 

If you're ready to develop the skills and savvy of a true leader, ADEA/AAL CAAMP can give you the tools you need to succeed. To learn more about the program and register for ADEA/AAL CAAMP, go to www.academicleaders.org/CAAMP_home.cfm. For questions and group discount inquiries, contact AAL Managing Director George Weinstein at gweinstein@academicleaders.org or 404-350-2098.

Testimonials from Alumni
See what your colleagues are saying about the program:

"CAAMP was one of the best continuing education experiences I have ever had. I learned about how I can be a more effective leader and how the culture and other unique aspects of higher education affect change."
Dr. Steven E. Roberts, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine

"There are times in academics when you are faced with a situation that is so perplexing you feel as if you are all alone without a clear path out. Participating in CAAMP, I realized that there are others who are having or have had similar experiences and we were given effective tools to manage and reduce the likelihood of such occurrences. It may not be a comfortable path out given individual tendencies, but it is a path and a chance to grow and operate outside those tendencies."
Dr. Timothy M. Durham, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

"This is a great program for any leaders who want to know themselves."
Dr. Salwa Atwan, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

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