A structured, in-depth, 9-month program for Division and Section Chiefs to build, apply, practice, and refine leadership and management skills.

Division Chiefs & Section Heads hold pivotal leadership roles in the medical school – directly impacting the quality of faculty careers, learner experiences, operational efficiencies, climate and culture. As such, it is imperative that we invest in this group of leaders to ensure their success.

This comprehensive leadership development program will provide necessary training, tools, frameworks, and guidance to support their effectiveness – with the ultimate objective of ensuring Washington University School of Medicine leaders are equipped to execute their responsibilities at the highest level.

Blending tactical and leadership skill development to advance the leadership and management skills, this program has been designed to develop the leadership and management skills of pivotal leaders at Washington University School of Medicine.

About the Program

This is a 9-month, cohort-based practical learning journey with a combination of in-person & virtual sessions supplemented by 360o evaluation and 1:1 executive coaching.

Key Skills & Topics

  • Self-Leadership
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Finances
  • Faculty & Staff Management
  • Mentorship, Sponsorship, and Coaching Skills
  • Coaching
  • Change Management
  • Leading for Diversity and Inclusion
  • 360o Evaluation
  • And more . . .


  • Sept. 10, 2024
  • Oct. 10, 2024
  • Nov. 19, 2024
  • Dec. 3, 2024
  • Jan. 21, 2025 (morning only)
  • Jan. 28, 2025
  • Feb. 12, 2025
  • March 24, 2025
  • April 15, 2025
  • May 8, 2025, Completion Celebration (afternoon only)

Want to Apply?

Submit the following to medfacultyoffice@wustl.edu by March 29, 2024:

  • Personal Statement outlining rationale for pursuing this training and clear commitment to attending all sessions (≤750 words).
  • CV
  • Department Head Letter of Support (must include the following commitment statement: “I commit to providing protected time and duty release as needed to allow the applicant to attend all program sessions.”
  • An application is required.

Have Questions?

Contact Amelia Flood at medfacultyoffice@wustl.edu or acflood@wustl.edu.