Making the Case

January 29, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Sharon Hull, MD, MPH, Director of the SOM Executive Coaching Program


Have an idea you’d like to implement at Duke? Unsure how to craft the financial proposal or pitch your plans to key stakeholders? Making the Case is a hands-on, interactive program to learn the skills needed to transform an idea into a proposal. Over the course of three sessions you will develop or refine a business plan for your own idea, get feedback on stakeholders to engage and questions to ask, and practice pitching your proposal to a panel of mock judges. No actual funds will be awarded as part of this program. In order to participate you must come to the first session with a program or project idea that you would like to develop. This should be an idea that you want to move forward and that requires a budgetary component. Past examples include things like starting a new program, implementing a clinical redesign effort, launching a new division or center, or proposing a new system-wide workflow redesign. Sessions will include guidance on how to use and manipulate data using excel.

Presented by

  • Sharon Hull, MD, MHS, Director of the Executive Coaching Program
  • Rossi Evans, MS, Assistant Dean of Budget and Finance
  • Susan Kline, MS, Chief Administrator, Department of Pediatrics


  • Wednesday, January 29, 3:00-5:00pm, Location TBD
  • Wednesday, February 5, 3:00-5:00pm, Location TBD
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2:00-5:00pm, Location TBD

Who should attend: School of Medicine faculty who have an idea they’d like to pitch or develop. Please note that there will be assignments before and between sessions. Participants are required to attend all three sessions.

Questions: Contact kyle.nunn@duke.ed

Register Here

Registration is only open to School of Medicine Faculty