Chair Development Program


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Deadline: October 4, 2021

WHAT IS THE CDP AND WHY WAS IT CREATED?

The AACEM Chair Development Program (CDP) is a leadership training initiative 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 4 in-person leadership training sessions averaging 8-10 hours, with additional virtual sessions through November 2022, for a total of 40-50 leadership training hours. Sessions will provide new and aspiring chairs with practical, emergency-medicine-specific leadership training and will be held in conjunction with the AACEM/AAAEM Retreat, and SAEM Annual Meeting, 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. All participants must attend all in-person sessions of the CDP and 90% of virtual sessions. Participants will receive a certificate from AACEM upon completion of the program.

TENTATIVE CDP SESSION DATES

  • January 9, 2022 - Phoenix, AZ 
  • March 21, 2022 - San Juan, PR
  • May 10, 2022 - New Orleans, LA
  • July - November 2022 - Scheduled Virtual Sessions
  • January 2023 - TBD In-Person

*dates are subject to change

** SAEM Leadership Forum is held May 10, 2022 during SAEM22. . This session is included in your CDP tuition. Registration for SAEM22 is not required to attend. However, registration is required if you plan to attend any educational sessions, receptions, or events held at SAEM22 other than your CDP session.

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. 

* Current academic chairs will be given priority to attend this course.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Tuition is $3,950 for the course, with travel and lodging expenses paid by the participant.