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Drexel University College of Medicine's ELAM program
2013 Leaders Forum
April 25-26, 2013
ACE Conference Center, Lafayette Hill, PA
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Georgetown University Medical Center
The ELAM Leaders Forum is a unique opportunity for fellows and their institutional leaders to discuss the wide range of organizational change initiatives addressed during the fellowship year. The core of the Leaders Forum is a poster symposium showcasing the outcomes of the fellows' Institutional Action Projects—the capstone of the ELAM fellowship year. The symposium
- highlights the fellows' accomplishments and leadership activities.
- provides a space for content-rich interaction between fellows and guests.
- supports collaboration on organizational change efforts across institutions.
- demonstrates the overarching impact of ELAM Institutional Action Projects on organization improvement.
Additional Forum activities include a deans' breakfast, leader-to-leader dialogues, a graduation ceremony with speaker, and a reception and dinner.
Visit the 2012 Forum webpage to view posters and photos from last year's poster symposium.
Thursday, April 25
12:00–2:00 p.m. – Pre-Forum Lunch and Hospitality Lounge
Lunch is available in the ACE Conference Center main dining area beginning at noon. A hospitality lounge will also be available for guests to mingle prior to the Forum.
2:30–3:00 p.m. – Welcome and Overview
3:00–4:00 p.m. – Executive Mentoring/Sponsorship and Institutional Action Project Development
A panel of deans and ELAM fellows will open a discussion of collaborative work in developing IAPs that advance organizational initiatives and leadership opportunities.
4:15–6:00 p.m. – Poster Reception
Posters will be attended by the fellows.
6:15–8:00 p.m. – Dinner
Friday, April 26
8:00–9:00 a.m. – Deans Breakfast
This is a closed session for deans and deans’ designees with Diane Magrane, ELAM program director, to be updated on the program and its research activities and to share approaches to advancing women faculty to leadership in their institutions.
9:15–10:45 a.m. and
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – ELAM Institutional Action Project (IAP) Poster Symposium
Fellows and guests meet in one of four concurrent moderated sessions (education, research, clinical, administration) to harvest lessons of leadership from the process and outcomes of the IAPs. Two waves of sessions will allow participants to draw from a range of discussions.
12:30–2:30 p.m. – Lunch and Leader-to-Leader Dialogues
This is an important time for deans and fellows to meet to discuss next steps in her leadership pathway. Many of our ELAM-experienced deans remark that this is the most important time in the Forum for them because they are able to discuss institutional leadership initiatives outside the distractions of the usual office day. If a dean has more than one fellow, please set aside additional time to meet with each separately for this important discussion.
2:45–6:00 p.m. – Graduation (2:45-4 p.m.) and Reception (4-6 p.m.)
We invite everyone to stay on after the Forum to attend the fellows' graduation and reception. This year we are pleased to have Susan Shurin, M.D., deputy director of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, deliver the graduation speech to the ELAM class. Deans’ participation in this event, which caps a highly intensive year, is especially meaningful for the fellows.
Registration & Accommodation
All sleeping rooms are on site at the ACE Conference Center. Please use the ACE’s room registration website and the password that was emailed to you to select the nights that you plan to stay. Please note that registration must be completed by noon on Thursday, February 28, 2013, in order for us to guarantee a room for you. Unfortunately, no refunds can be made for a cancellation after noon on March 20, 2013.
All guests should arrange their own transportation. We have created a list of ground transportation with estimated costs from Philadelphia International Airport or Amtrak 30th Street Station for those who would like to pre-arrange their travel to the conference center. Regional rail service is also available and stops near the conference center. Driving directions to the ACE can be found on their website.
The ACE Conference Center amenities include a fitness center and walking trails.