Alliance for Women in Science (AWIMS)

SIU Alliance for Women in Medicine and Science Executive Leadership Program

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The Alliance for Women in Medicine and Science (AWIMS) will launch a longitudinal executive leadership program for mid to late-career (10 years or more of practice in your area and/or at the associate or full professor level) women faculty at SIU School of Medicine in April 2022.  Briefly, the program will consist of monthly virtual sessions on topics such as negotiation, power, management challenges in academic medicine, and strategic career planning.  Participants will be divided into small groups in between sessions to take a deeper dive into each topic and use knowledge gained to build individual action plans based on their career goals.

The program will open up to the entire institution’s mid to late career faculty of all genders for an intensive 3 day adaptive leadership retreat in collaboration with the Center for Human and Organizational Potential (cHOP). Enrollment for this portion will open in December 2022. The retreat will mark the culmination of the AWIMS executive leadership program. Immersed in a highly interactive learning climate, participants will glean key concepts of adaptive leadership.  Small group sessions will give participants the opportunity to share failures they have experienced, reflect through the lens of the adaptive leadership model, discuss how they could have handled things differently, and how to strategically move forward to enable success.

The AWIMS Executive Leadership program is open to all SIU faculty members. For applications, please contact Dr. Vidhya Prakash.

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