LEADER 2023 Program Schedule

Participants must attend all sessions.


Thursday, January 26, 10:00-11:30am

Kick Off

Presented by: Cary Ward, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Jessica Schonberg, Program Director for Faculty Development and Stacey Horner, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Medicine


Monday, March 6, 8:00-5:00pm

Emotional Intelligence

Presented by: Hile Rutledge, MSOD, President & Principal Consultant, Otto Kroeger Associates


Thursday, April 13, 9:00-5:00pm

Kerfuffle’s, Conflicts and Misunderstandings

Presented by: Ann Brown, MD, MHS, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Professionalism

Team Development

Presented by: Mira Brancu, PhD, Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

360 Skillscope: What's Next?

Presented by: Cary Ward, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Development


Tuesday, May 16, 9:00-4:00pm

Mentor Training

Presented by: Johnna Frierson, PhD, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Basic Sciences


Presented by: Casey Thomson, JD, Clinical Professor of Law, Duke Law


Thursday, June 1, 2:00-6:00pm

Tying it all Together

Lessons in Leading Your Research Team

Closing Celebration


Coaching Sessions

Each participant will take part in a 1-hour individual executive coaching session with and Executive Coach.  This session will be scheduled between March 6 - 23, 2023. 


Sessions are currently planned to take place in person in the Lecture Hall of the Searle Center.