ELAM is proud to offer our second advanced professional development program for alumnae:
2014 ELAM Alumnae Development Program
Being Seen, Being Heard, Being Effective
January 9 – 12, 2014
The Omni La Mansion Hotel / Mokara Hotel & Spa
San Antonio, TX
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Women Faculty Programs, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
This year's program is designed to give us an in-depth look at how we can improve the way we communicate on a number of levels, from first impressions to presentations.
The program features the following sessions:
Being Heard: Part I – The Audience, The Message, The Script; Part II – Being Heard
Cindy DiBiasi, partner at 3D Communications, will introduce key concepts and research on effective communications and being an engaging and confident presenter. She will discuss how to approach a presentation, including how to set a goal, develop messages, deliver with confidence, and be ready to answer difficult questions. Participants will then have a chance to present to Cindy and fellow ELUMs, and to receive feedback, helpful tips, and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Being Seen: The Leadership Language of Fashion
First impressions can make a big difference in how our messages are received. Research shows that attitudes begin forming within seconds of meeting new people and hearing their voices. Speaker Lynn Kochanek is an entrepreneur—owner of women's clothing stores and fashion consultant to executives. She has designed a workshop for us to consider how to make the best impression possible by dressing as powerful leaders.
Being Effective: Lessons in Leadership from the White House
Ann McDaniel, senior vice president at the Washington Post Company, will speak to us about her time serving as assistant managing editor and chief of correspondents at Newsweek. She covered the Bush administration as White House correspondent from 1988 to 1992, and was a key member of the 1992 election reporting team that earned Newsweek a Best in the Business award from the American Journalism Review and two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence and Single-Topic Issue.
Additional opportunities include:
Join the Class of 2013-14 to Discuss their Institutional Action Project
Recall how challenging it was to design an action project that moved the institution forward, gave you the right kind of visibility and was actually do-able? We can use your experience and guidance to assist the ELAM fellows with developing their Institutional Action Projects (IAPs). This also is a great opportunity to show the fellows how our ELUM community contributes to their leadership development and success, and last year's ELUM consultants said they learned as much as they contributed (Isn't that always the way?). Note that you will need to plan to arrive by 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, for an orientation with our facilitators for this session.
Meet with a Communications Consultant
Do you have a critical interview or presentation coming up? Just need to improve your messaging skills? Join Cindy DiBiasi, partner at 3D Communications and one of our keynote speakers, for personalized feedback and tips on presentation skills to a group of eight attendees. Note that this session requires an extra fee.
Meet with an Image Consultant
Need to make a stronger professional impression? Join Lynn Kochanek, owner of fashion boutique Rare Essentials, Ltd. and one of our keynote speakers, for individual fashion advice and tips to a group of eight attendees. Note that this session requires an extra fee.
Is your initiative stuck? Can't see your way through the barriers? Latha Chandran (ELAM '06), vice dean at Stony Brook School of Medicine, will facilitate a workshop that uses peer consultation to explore potential approaches while you listen in for insights and new ideas.
Fundraising: What I Have Learned About Relationships, Shared Visions, and Asking
Deborah German (ELAM '96), vice president for medical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Central Florida, will facilitate a discussion on how to work with potential donors for mutual benefit.
Equity Vigilance: Now that we have made some gains, how can we guard against sliding backward?
Laura Schweitzer (ELAM '99), president of Union Graduate College, and Page Morahan, ELAM founding director, will facilitate a discussion of gaps and progress toward achieving gender equity.
All of these opportunities require advanced sign-up, which you can do during the online registration process.
Thank you to the Alumnae Advisory Group for helping to plan this event.
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, and public health.
Please note that the following cancellation policy for this event is in effect:
- Before November 9, a full refund minus a $50 fee
- After November 9 and before December 9, a 50% refund, minus a $50 fee
We will not be able to provide any refunds for cancellations received after December 9.