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Lunch with Leaders: Renee Edwards and Ron Sakaguchi

Lunch with Leaders is recurring series within our Faculty Development Fridays programming, during which you will be able to hear from and speak directly with OHSU leaders from across the institution. The goal of these conversations is for you to learn about the many diverse pathways to leadership that our institutional leaders have taken throughout their careers, and some of the challenges and opportunities faced as a result of those unique journeys.

Fri., April 7, noon - 1 p.m.

Transforming Conflict into Collaboration Virtual Workshop

The Transforming Conflict into Collaboration Virtual Workshop is a highly interactive experience, delivered in two 105-minute sessions, where you’ll explore new ways to manage conflict more effectively, and discover practical strategies for making difficult conversations more productive and for creating a respectful environment in which to resolve conflict.

Part 1 - Tues., May 9
Part 2 - Thurs., May 11

Paths to Leadership

  • Paths to Leadership is a School of Medicine program designed to provide emerging faculty leaders with the knowledge and skills to be effective leaders and managers. The learning is built around a leadership practicum designed by the participants themselves to deliver real value both to the participants and to OHSU.
  • Time: Approximately five months of weekly 1.5 hour meetings. Participants will typically spend up to 2-4 hours per week on pre- and post-session reading and project work.
  • Cost: There is no dollar cost to participants or participants' departments for this program for the cohort that begins in January 2023. 

Mid-Career Clinical Leadership Development Program

  • The MCCLDP is a year-long, professional development program that is designed to refine leadership skills for mid-career faculty. The program offers participants a concrete set of leadership skills that provide the foundation for success in common leadership positions at an academic health center.
  • Time: Sessions meet one day a month for 3 hours from January - December.
  • Cost: There is no dollar cost to participants or participants' departments for this program for the cohort that begins in January 2023.

Relational Leadership Institute

  • The Relational Leadership Institute is a unique learning collaborative of participants from a range of primary care-related professions and career stages, learning essential competencies of Relational Leadership™ to improve individual leadership practice, teamwork, wellness, and clinical innovation efforts.
  • Time: The limited-capacity course will be a 10 session on-campus series. The course will offer a mix of in-person sessions, video content and readings. Participants should plan to attend all sessions. This course occurs twice a year (spring, fall).
  • Cost: Students and residents – $300; faculty and health care providers (DC, DDS/DMD, DO, MD, NP, PA, PharmD, PsyD, RN, etc.) – $1,200; other health care professionals – $550

OHSU Performance Excellence System 

  • The OHSU Performance Excellence System is the way in which OHSU strives to deliver excellence for our patients, today and tomorrow. Topics include: OPEx overview, OPEx Daily Management System and more.
  • Time: Classes range from 50 minutes to two hours.
  • Cost: Free

Leadership Foundations Program

  • The Leadership Foundations Program is a 6 month certificate series designed to provide managers with advanced understanding of the behaviors, tools, and resources needed to be successful in a leadership role at OHSU. LFP addresses high-level management and leadership skills that are needed for the success of managers at OHSU. Faculty are welcome and encouraged to apply.
  • Time: 4 face-to-face, all day sessions and 8 90-minute small group virtual sessions. This course occurs twice per year and registration for each cohort opens at least six weeks before the first class date. If no cohorts are open for registration at this time, please click "Notify me of new sessions" in Compass, or contact leadership@ohsu.edu to be placed on the outreach list.

OHSU/PSU Healthcare M.B.A.

  • The Healthcare M.B.A. is an executive program that challenges you to explore a full business curriculum entirely through the lens of health care, offered by Oregon Health & Science University's Division of Management and Portland State University's School of Business. You will develop a leadership mindset and a comprehensive understanding of the business of health care that will set you up for long-term success in a dynamic industry. The coursework is immediately applicable in your work environment. You will learn from outstanding faculty as well as your peer cohort of experienced health care professionals who share your passion for transforming health care.
  • Time: Designed for busy working professionals, the program is offered part-time in a hybrid course format (80% online, 20% in person) with completion of the degree over three years.
  • Cost: The Healthcare MBA is a 63 credit hour program. Tuition is based on the number of credit hours that each student is enrolled in and billed quarterly. 2022-23 Tuition: $635 per credit hour, eligible for OHSU's $150/credit employee tuition benefit

OHSU M.S. in Healthcare Administration

  • The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration provides health care managers with the practical knowledge to lead teams, improve processes, and implement strategy within the complex world of health care delivery.
  • Time: Designed for busy working professionals, the program is offered part-time in a hybrid course format (80% online, 20% in person) enabling students to graduate in as little as 21 months.
  • Cost: The M.S. in Healthcare Management is a 54 credit hour program. Tuition is based on the number of credit hours that each student is enrolled in and billed quarterly. 2022-23 Tuition: $635 per credit hour, eligible for OHSU's $150/credit employee tuition benefit. 

Online resources

Thriving as an Interim or Acting Leader

  • This set of resources, put together by the AAMC, will help you prepare and negotiate conditions for success as an interim leader. The toolkit includes checklists and guides about deciding whether or not to accept an interim position, things to consider for your research lab or clinical practice if taking on new responsibilities, and more.

Extended courses and programs

Resources, Advice, Insight, Support, and Empowerment (RAISE) for Early-Career Women Faculty ECHO

  • UT Health San Antonio launched RAISE ECHO to connect early-career women faculty with academic leaders and career development experts who will share practical guidance and support, covering topics relevant to professional growth. ECHO offers an interactive model for sharing knowledge, skills, and resources women need to thrive and lead in academia. Each month they will offer a brief didactic from content experts, a short ‘case’ presentation illustrating a challenge faced by early-career women faculty, and an interactive discussion with panelists and participants.

Association of American Medical Colleges Leadership Development Courses

  • The AAMC provides executives, faculty, and administrators at member institutions with the skills required to lead and transform today's dynamic academic medical centers. Whether you are a senior-level leader, new to a leadership position, or in a role where you want to make a difference in your community and profession, AAMC can help you prepare to lead academic medicine into the future. For a full list of all AAMC leadership development courses, please consult the AAMC leadership course catalog.

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine

  • Drexel University College of Medicine's program is a prestigious year-long fellowship that prepares senior women faculty to take on leadership roles in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health. The program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. More than 1,000 ELAM alumnae hold leadership positions — president, dean, chair — in institutions around the world.
  • Time: One-year fellowship
  • Cost: $16,400

The Excellence in Quality Improvement Certificate Program (EQUIP)

  • This Certificate Program from the The Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the University of Toronto provides a deeper dive into quality improvement (QI) methodologies to better prepare participants to maximize their project’s impact and receive academic recognition for their work. This program would be a next step beyond OHSU's OPEx trainings for those interested in expanding their QI skills.
  • Time: 6 full-day virtual sessions (July 18-20, 2022 and May 3-5, 2023)
  • Cost: $6,500 CAD
  • Application deadline: Rolling deadline with applications accepted and reviewed between February-June 2022.


Conferences, seminars, and workshops

Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers (Harvard)

  • Onsite - Harvard Longwood Campus, Boston, MA
  • October 1 – 13, 2023 or October 22 – November 3, 2023

Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives (Harvard)

  • Onsite - Harvard Longwood Campus, Boston, MA
  • April 3 – 7, 2023