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Leadership Development

Physician Leadership Academy

Mentors Matter sqaureThe Office of Faculty Affairs offers a biennial Physician Leadership Academy 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

For more information, please email Frank Lovelock, Senior Consultant for Physician Leadership Development and Engagement, or phone him at 413-794-9551. View our current and past PLA graduates.

Mentors Matter

PLA sqaure 1Mentors Matter is a peer-mentoring program for mid-career physicians and advanced practitioners to improve
mentorship skills. Nomination by Department Chair is required.

The program is comprised of 10 monthly 4-hour workshops, from October - July on Fridays 8:00 am - noon (view current program description here).

Session topics include:

  • What makes a good mentor? Mentoring, Coaching, and Sponsorship
  • Career Development: What are your values? What is your 5 year plan?
  • Academic promotion: Where do we stand, how can we help each other succeed?
  • Communication and Feedback
  • Kotter’s Principles of Change
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Professional Vitality: Do you have it in your career?
  • Developing Sponsorship skills for colleagues and yourself
  • Work life balance: Can you have it all?
  • Networking with institutional leaders

For questions, please email Dr. Raquel Belforti, Assistant Professor of Medicine.

The 2020-2021 Mentors Matter program is postponed. Please stay tuned for details about the next program session.