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Faculty Launch Program Program Competencies

The Faculty Leadership Impact Project (FLIP) is a project or initiative that expands the faculty’s leadership skills and institutional visibility through a departmental/institutional initiative that aligns with the faculty’s experience and expertise and meets a goal or need at the College of Medicine. The objective of the FLIP is to integrate the new leadership skills from didactic curriculum to their projects and expand their experience as a leader to implement key stages of the proposed projects. The Faculty Launch Program competencies are listed below.

Leadership Skills

  • Analyzing leadership styles and improving skills
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Management styles of leaderships
  • Motivating and enabling
  • Senior leadership interviews
  • Effective teams (Pace Palette)

Organizational strategy and alignment

  • Aligning cultural values to support the mission and the vision
  • Selecting faculty whose goals line-up with the organization mission
  • Organizational power and politics


  • People management/performance issues
  • Crisis management
  • Giving and receiving feedback; performance evaluation


  • Benchmarks 360
  • Assessing your leadership style
  • Personal development plan
  • Personal risk tolerance
  • Self-knowledge of leadership strengths and weaknesses

Finance and budget

  • Budget-management skills
  • Cash flow analysis and projection
  • Controlling, reducing costs
  • Finance management concepts and skills

Change management

  • Change management (implementation strategies)
  • Effective leadership for managing change
  • Managing organizational change

Strategic planning

  • Developing a vision to accomplish a mission
  • Making strategic decisions; strategic planning
  • Strategic thinking and implementation through policies and structure

Mentoring and faculty development

  • Career advancement strategies; scholarship
  • Helping teaching faculty and educator be promoted and tenured
  • Role modeling

Negotiation and conflict management

  • Ability to resolve conflict between self and others
  • Effective negotiation strategies
  • The right stuff: Mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution


  • Ability to effectively tailor communication style
  • Difficult conversations; effective communication skills
  • Elevator speeches
  • PAR and executive summary

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