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Leadership Development

For more information on any of our leadership development programs, please email Patti Feeney, MSM, Senior Consultant for Physician Leadership Development and Engagement, Office of Faculty Affairs, at or call 413-795-1150.

Division Chief Leadership Bootcamp

The application period is currently closed. Please check back in Winter/Spring 2023.

375x375 DCLBThe Division Chief Leadership Bootcamp (DCLB) is a two-day professional development program to enhance skills in Conflict Management, Delegation, Change Management, Healthcare Finance, and Talent Acquisition. The Office of Faculty Affairs developed the DCLB in recognition of the key role Division Chiefs play in our health system’s leadership. Division Chiefs preside over the clinical output of their units; manage as stewards of their departments and Baystate Health (i.e., budget, recruit, and communicate & operationalize enterprise strategies); direct and develop our human resource, and advance our institution’s academic mission.

The Division Chief Leadership Bootcamp takes place during two consecutive days and includes a mixture of presentations and interactive exercises. To be eligible to participate, individuals must be a Division Chief at Baystate Health and must be nominated by their Department Chairs or Service Line Leaders.

Physician Leadership Academy

The application period is currently closed. Please check back in Summer 2024.

Mentors Matter sqaureThe Office of Faculty Affairs offers a biennial Physician Leadership Academy (PLA) to cultivate emerging physician leaders. The curriculum includes didactic lectures, workshops, small group discussions, and a mentored project. The program consists of one full-day session every two weeks over the course of five months. Session topics include:

  • Challenging Conversations
  • Process Improvement & Change Management
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Culture of Safety
  • Academic Strategic Career Planning

Every quarter, the Office of Faculty Affairs hosts a webinar for the PLA alumni. The program features a discussion with Mark Keroack, MD, MPH, President & Chief Executive Officer of Baystate Health, and includes an invited guest presentation.

View our PLA alumni

Virtual Leadership Development Series (2022)

Paez350x350CalloutBoxThe Office of Faculty Affairs has created a series of video bytes, approximately four minutes each, to support continued collaboration and facilitate ongoing partnerships as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. The series includes six videos reflecting two primary themes: "Communication Strategies and Tools during Challenging Times" and "Building Strong Working Relationships through Connection." Click on the blue links below to view the videos.

(Updated August 2022)