Programs for New & Interim Chairs

INTERIM CHAIR HOTLINE

Staff contact: Amanda Weidner, aweidner@adfm.org

The ADFM Leadership Development Committee has a “hotline” service for those who have been asked to become interim chairs in the near future or have been in the interim chair role a short time and have not yet been connected with an advisor, but have immediate questions related to the chair job. Those with immediate questions related to taking a chair position or to being interim chair are asked to contact Amanda Weidner (aweidner@adfm.org)

 

NEW CHAIR ADVISING PROGRAM

Staff contact: Amanda Weidner, aweidner@adfm.org

Interested early career chairs (1 to 3 years) are paired with a more experienced chair advisor (5 or more years, preferred).  The pair commits to check-ins and communication on a regular basis, at least quarterly for 2 years, and to meeting in person at the Winter Meeting and other venues where both parties are present. Specific goals/objectives for the advising relationship are identified at the beginning, including a general goal of providing/receiving advice and approaches to problem solving/management dilemmas. The advisor may also serve as a facilitator for relationships with others for specific expertise or input, if needed.

 

NEW CHAIRS’ WORKSHOP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, COLUMBIA 

Staff contact: Ardis Davis, adavis@adfm.org

This annual workshop is aimed at a small group (ie 6 to 8) new chairs. The central feature of this program is a consultative model whereby: (1) new chair attendees prepare a case as pre-work describing their challenge/problem; (2) the team at MU reviews the case description and brings together necessary resources with the other attendees and faculty; (3) the MU team identifies key people within the institution that the individual new chair chooses for 1:1 consultations learning more about specific issues which may be translatable to his or her own institution or department.

More information is available here.

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PRECONFERENCE

Staff contact: Amanda Weidner, aweidner@adfm.org

A preconference focusing on various leadership development topics is held annually on the Wednesday afternoon of the ADFM Winter Meeting. New chairs, not-so-new chairs, ADFM Fellows, and senior leaders are all invited to attend. Examples of past topics include Financing Departments of Family Medicine, Normalizing Change and Managing People, and Leadership Competencies.

Information about the preconference is shared with the ADFM Meetings information when available.

 

BUILDING RESEARCH CAPACITY TRAINING & CONSULTATION OPPORTUNITIES

Staff contact: Hannah Bruins, hbruins@napcrg.org

BRC is a joint initiative between ADFM and NAPCRG in cooperation with STFM. BRC provides opportunities for all departments and residency programs to engage in a mutually beneficial learning community to leverage our strengths and resources for building research capacity. BRC offers a Brief Consultation Service and a Curriculum for all interested departments and residency programs and an Extended Consultation Service on a limited basis.

More information is available here.

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