Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 - 2024 ELAM/ELH Programs

Deadline for Applications: October 3rd (11:59 PM)

Harvard Medical School (including its affiliated health care institutions) has been invited to nominate up to two candidates each for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) and the Executive Leadership in Health Care (ELH) Programs.  If selected, recipients will participate in a one-year curriculum focused on strategic finance, organizational dynamics and personal leadership effectiveness. The candidate and/or her institution are responsible for the program fee of at least $16,500, plus travel and lodging for the program sessions.

  • Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) ProgramELAM offers an intensive one-year program of leadership training for women leaders in academic medicine with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry and public health.a faculty development program for women leaders in academic medicine. 

     ELAM Curriculum

  • Executive Leadership in Health Care (ELH) Programa faculty development program for women leaders to develop tools and skills that will enable them to bring their full potential to health care organizations.  ELH is a year-long fellowship intended for women in mid-career to senior career level leadership positions in U.S. and Canadian health systems; have administrative experience in personnel and budget matters; express a clear desire to attain an executive leadership position; embrace strategic career planning in their leadership development; and have an expressed commitment from their institution, through protected time, funding, and sponsorship, to support their formal or informal advancement and opportunities for increased responsibility in the immediate to five-year range. ELH fellows will have the unique opportunity to work alongside their ELAM colleagues during certain curricular threads.

     ELH Curriculum

 

Best Practices for Mentoring Guide

More information on ELAM and ELH can be found at www.drexelmed.edu/elam.

Questions?  Contact Clare Lamont at clare_lamont@hms.harvard.edu (617) 432-7463

  • Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)

    Program Information
    2 Nominations Available to HMS

    Harvard Medical School (including its affiliated health care institutions) has been invited to nominate up to two candidates for the Hedwig van Amerigen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women (ELAM), a faculty development program for women leaders in academic medicine. ELAM offers an intensive one-year program of leadership training with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry and public health.

    Eligible candidates must:
    • Hold the rank of associate or full professor.
    • Have significant administrative experience in personnel and budget matters, preferably both (e.g., as chair, division chief).
    • Express a clear desire for attaining a leadership position.
    • Embrace strategic risk-taking in their career path.
    • Realistically assess their leadership opportunities, both internal and external.
    • Possess growth opportunities, either formal or informal, within their institution.
    • Have an expressed commitment from their institution to support their formal or informal advancement

    If selected, recipients will participate in a one-year curriculum focused on strategic finance, organizational dynamics and personal leadership effectiveness. The candidate and/or her institution are responsible for the program fee of at least $16,500, plus travel and lodging for the program sessions. More information on ELAM and ELH can be found at www.drexelmed.edu/elam.

  • Executive Leadership in Health Care (ELH)

    Program Information
    2 Nominations Available to HMS

    Harvard Medical School (including its affiliated health care institutions) has been invited to nominate up to two candidates for the Executive Leadership in Health Care (ELH) program.  This program builds upon the fellowship model to include the concepts, tools and skills that will enable women leaders to bring their full potential to health care organizations.

    The Executive Leadership in Health Care program is a year-long, part-time fellowship intended for women in mid-career to senior-level leadership positions in U.S. and Canadian health systems who:

    • Have administrative experience in personnel and budget matters
    • Express a clear desire to attain an executive leadership position
    • Embrace strategic career planning in their leadership development
    • Have an expressed commitment from their institution, through protected time, funding and sponsorship, to support their formal or informal advancement and opportunities for increased responsibility in the immediate to five-year range

    ELH fellows will have the unique opportunity to work alongside their ELAM colleagues during certain curricular threads.

    As an ELH fellow and graduate, you will have the power of the ELAM network to support you — more than 1,200 alumnae in leadership positions at 269 institutions in North America and beyond.

    PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

    Upon graduation from ELH fellows will be able to:

    1. Use strategic approaches to financial and resource management that enhance the missions of their organizations.
    2. Enhance their leadership behaviors to effectively address strategic, operational and relational challenges.
    3. Lead and manage change initiatives within complex and dynamic organizations.
    4. Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders in order to build a diverse community of leadership practice that supports personal, professional and organizational effectiveness.
  • Required Application Materials for the Institutional Nomination

    Please submit the following as a single PDF to: clare_lamont@hms.harvard.edu
    Applications due: October 3rd (11:59 pm)

    Required materials to be submitted as a single PDF:

    Clearly Identify in the application whether you are applying for the ELAM OR the ELH program
    1. Nomination letter from a direct supervisor
    2. Nomination letter from your ELAM Mentor.  ELAM will ask selected nominees to work on an Institutional Action Project over the course of program.  Please include a description of the nominees project (While proposals may change over time, we are interested in what is currently being considered.) If your Mentor is your direct supervisor, then one letter may be submitted.
    3. List of programs (formal workshops, courses, and/or certificate/degree programs that enrich or advance your career) in which you have participated in the past, along with the date or year completed.
    4. Submit a single published work that you have authored and consider your most significant and explain why have you selected this work?
    5. Statement of interest.  Include a description of the scope of responsibilities in your current position, including any activities, operations or functions for which you are directly responsible.
    6. Please provide a brief answer to the following questions:
    • What are your specific 5-year career goals? Be as concrete as possible.
    • How will participating in this program help you achieve those goals?
    • What do you view as the single most important issue facing your institution.   If you were Dean, what would you do about this issue?
    • What do you view as the single most important challenge your institution presents to you in doing your job?
    • What innovative approaches are you taking to meet this challenge?
    • What is your personal philosophy or definition of leadership and how does it apply to your professional role?
    • Describe a professional situation in which you took a leadership role.
    • In what ways were you effective?
    • In what ways were you not effective?
    • What did you learn from the experience?

    7.  Current CV