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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Past Alumnae Events

Learn More About Past ELAM Alumnae Development Programs


Why ELAM Alumnae Development?

ELAM's alumnae development program was created in response to numerous requests from alumnae to have continued advanced professional development. This exciting venture would not have been possible without the vision and generosity of the ELAM Classes of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 in the establishment and growth of the Legacy Fund, which they created with the mission of strengthening the community of ELAM alumnae through a variety of programs, activities and services that sustain their leadership capacity within academic medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy.


2018 ELUM Professional Development Program
Leadership During Challenging Times: Building Resilience and Versatility

January 11 – 13, 2018

Location

The Four Seasons | Denver, Colorado

Sponsored By

University of Colorado School of Medicine

About

The 2018 ELUM Professional Development Program, Leadership During Challenging Times: Building Resilience and Versatility, welcomed alumnae from ELAM and ELATE to strengthen their skills in communication, philanthropy and organizational change. ELAM's executive director, Nancy Spector, and former directors, Page Morahan, Rosalyn Richman and Diane Magrane, welcomed ELUMs to this three-day event to connect alumnae across the nation and to continue to strengthen the leadership skill-building begun during the fellowship.

Morning plenaries were complemented by afternoon workshops and evening social events.

Download the program booklet [PDF] to learn more about the event.

Schedule Overview

Day 1 | Thursday, January 11

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

IAP Peer Orientation and Consultation

Fellow and Alumnae Networking Reception

Welcome: Jean Kutner, MD, MSPH, Nancy Spector, MD, John Reilly, MD

Dinner and Keynote Program: Phyllis Wise, PhD
Women Leaders: Are We Different?

Dr. Wise is an internationally respected leader in higher education and world-renowned biomedical researcher. In 2017 she accepted the position of CEO and president of the Colorado Longitudinal Study, an ambitious project to create the largest repository in the world of biological specimens and corresponding data on the social determinants of health.

Day 2 | Friday, January 12

A Great Start: Gentle Yoga

Connecting Across the Community: Nancy Spector, MD

Next Level Leadership: Lilly Marks; Patricia Gabow, MD; Barbara Mowry; Marsha Rappley, MD; Alexis Stiles

Organizational Planning for the Research Mission: Ann Bonham, PhD; Janis Orlowski, MD

Workshops:

  • “Kerfuffles, Conflicts and Misunderstandings: Strategies for Engagement”: Ann Brown, MD, MHS; Anne Libby, PhD
     
  • Personal Image Consulting: Sonja Motley
     
  • Executive Coaching: Sharon Hull, MD; Page Morahan, PhD; Sally Shumaker, PhD; Roberta Sonnino, MD

ELUM Reception

Dinner and Program: Harriet Hopf, MD; David J. Bachrach, FACMPE/FACHE; Elizabeth L. Travis, PhD

Day 3 | Saturday, January 13

A Great Start: Gentle Yoga

Unconscious Bias: Shanta Zimmer, MD; Alda Maria Gonzaga, MD, MS

Workshops:

  • Systems Engineering: Ellen Bass, PhD
     
  • Equity and Vigilance: Elizabeth L. Travis, PhD, with Page Morahan, PhD, and Diane Magrane, MD
    “Put YOUR Finger on the Scale” of Gender Equity

    ELUMs are committed to creating more opportunity and support for women’s leadership in the sciences, medicine and technology. Using a variety of liberating structures, this workshop will collect actions that “tip the scale of equity in academic leadership,” identifying replicable approaches toward a diverse and effective leadership workforce. 

    Come join us and “put YOUR finger on the scale” to promote gender equity in leadership by ELAM’s 25th anniversary!
     
  • Personal Image Consulting: Sonja Motley

ELUM Reception

Program Presenters

David J. Bachrach, FACMPE/FACHE
Ellen Bass, PhD
Ann Bonham, PhD
Ann Brown, MD, MHS
Patricia Gabow, MD
Maryellen Gusic, MD
Harriet Hopf, MD
Sharon Hull, MD
Jean Kutner, MD, MSPH
Anne Libby
Lilly Marks
Page Morahan, PhD
Sonja Motley
Barbara Mowry
Janis Orlowski, MD
Marsha Rappley, MD
Sally Shumaker, PhD
Roberta Sonnino, MD
Nancy Spector, MD
Alexis Stiles
Luanne Thorndyke, MD
Elizabeth L. Travis, PhD
Phyllis Wise, PhD
Shanta Zimmer, MD

 
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2017 ELUM Professional Development Program:
Next-Level Leadership: Building Personal and Organizational Capacity

January 12 – 14, 2017

Location

The Four Seasons
Denver, Colorado

About

The 2017 ELUM Professional Development Program, Next-Level Leadership: Building Personal and Organizational Capacity, welcomed alumnae from ELAM and ELATE to strengthen their skills in communication, philanthropy and organizational change. ELAM's new director, Nancy Spector, and the former directors, Page Morahan, Rosalyn Richman and Diane Magrane, welcomed attendees to this three-day event to connect alumnae across the nation and to continue to strengthen the leadership skill-building begun during the fellowship.

 
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2016 ELUM Professional Development Program:
The Science and Practice of Positivity and Possibility

January 14 – 17, 2016

Location

The Washington Duke Inn
3001 Cameron Boulevard
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919.490.0999 | 800.443.3853

About

At the 2016 Professional Development Program, UNC researcher Barbara Fredrickson provided the evidence and various practitioners taught skills of mindfulness, movement and meditation. Executive coach and master teacher Sabina Nawaz facilitated discussions about leadership coaching and influence. In addition, the 2016 fellows were eager for all to join them for institutional action project consultations and social time prior to the opening dinner presentation. This program also celebrated an important step in ELAM's advance towards its 25th anniversary with an evening event honoring our founder, Page S. Morahan.

 
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2015 ELUM Professional Development Program:
New Rules and New Ways of Working Together
January 9 – 10, 2015
The Washington Duke Inn | Durham, N.C.

This two-day program focused on how we as alumnae work together and for each other. As the alumnae numbers grow, we need to explore how working together in more and better ways can be possible.

This year's program also featured rewarding peer mentor work with the current ELAM fellows on their Institutional Actions Projects, and enlightening sessions with Anne Litwin and Suzanne Danhauer. You can view a detailed agenda of the program here [PDF].

2015 ELUM Professional Development Program

 
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ELAM Texas and Regional Alumnae Event

January 10 – 11, 2013
The Mokara Hotel and Spa
San Antonio, Texas

All ELUMs were invited to join us in San Antonio, Texas for a two-day event featuring a workshop led by Diane Magrane, and a networking dinner to reconnect with their ELUM colleagues and to meet the 2012-2013 class of fellows.

The event also consisted of an Institutional Action Project (IAP) Peer Mentoring session, where attendees had the opportunity to use their own areas of expertise to give guidance to a group of current fellows working on their IAPs.

View a detailed agenda of the event. [PDF]

ELUMs who attended the 2013 Alumnae Event in San Antonio, TX

Event Highlights

IAP Peer Mentoring Session

Recall how challenging it was to design an action project that moved your institution forward, gave you the right kind of visibility and was actually doable? We used your experience and guidance to assist the ELAM fellows as they were in the midst of developing their own IAPs. This also was a great opportunity to show the fellows how our ELUM community contributes to their leadership development and success, and previous ELUM consultants said they learned as much as they contributed – a usual side effect of mentoring!

An orientation lunch will be held on Thursday at noon, followed by the mentoring session from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Special Fellow/ELUM Networking Dinner and Program

Attending alumnae helped us to close the winter ELAM session, and open the ELUM session with a reception and dinner on Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. The dinner featured celebrity interviews of the new members of the Alumnae Advisory Group, where they told heir stories of "Life After ELAM." This was also an excellent opportunity to reconnect with ELUMs attending the event, and to meet the members of the 2012-2013 class of fellows.

Works-in-Progress Consultations Workshop

ELAM director Diane Magrane led a Works-in-Progress Consultations workshop on Friday morning from 9:00 to 11:30. This process of group consultation was grounded in our everyday experience of learning from our colleagues. All different types of dilemmas are best sorted out through conversation with others who have experience and new perspectives on the situation, and that it is through dialogue that humans reach understanding, insight, and make sense of "messy" challenges. Each session participant had an opportunity to both narrate and listen to peer discussion of an organizational or professional challenge of her choosing, bringing new insight and problem-solving approaches to a vexing issue in her career.

 
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2011 ELAM Alumnae Development Program

Conflict Management and Negotiation:
Creating and Claiming Value

December 8 – 11, 2011
The Hutton Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee

Sponsored in part by:
Drexel University College of Medicine
Vanderbilt University College of Medicine
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College School of Graduate Studies and Research 

2011 ELAM Alumnae Development Program Conflict Management and Negotiation: Creating and Claiming Value

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ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation's first women's medical school and a predecessor of today's Drexel University College of Medicine.