AACEM Chair Development Program
WHAT IS THE CDP AND WHY WAS IT CREATED?
The AACEM Chair Development Program (CDP) is a leadership training initiative, now in its fifth year, designed to enhance the capabilities and effectiveness of new and aspiring academic emergency medicine department chairs through skill development, advising, and mentorship. By creating more informed and capable chairs, we hope to improve patient care, education, and research in emergency medicine.
WHAT TYPE OF LEADERSHIP TRAINING DOES THE CDP OFFER?
The CDP consists of five leadership training sessions averaging 8-10 hours, for a total of 40-50 in-person training hours. Sessions will provide new and aspiring chairs with practical, emergency-medicine-specific leadership training and will be held near the SAEM headquarters in Des Plaines, IL (close to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport), and in conjunction with the AACEM/AAAEM Retreat, the SAEM Annual Meeting, and the ACEP Scientific Assembly. CDP faculty instructors include experienced EM chairs, deans and administrators, as well as other leadership development experts. We will focus on areas that may not be covered in other leadership courses. Personal advising and mentorship will be provided. Participants are required to attend at least four of the five offered sessions, and to complete readings and assignments for those sessions they cannot attend. All participants must attend the first and last sessions of the CDP. Participants will receive a certificate from AACEM upon completion of the program.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE CDP?
Those eligible for the program include current EM chairs who are within four years of their start date at the beginning of the program, and vice chairs or associate chairs who wish to advance to become chairs. Other developing EM leaders may also apply.
Selection: Each class of participants will have 12-15 members. Interested candidates must submit an application form. Preference is given to existing chairs.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Tuition is $3,950 for the course, with travel and lodging expenses paid by the participant.