Leadership Series

LS_tagSeminars and workshops by national speakers and UMMS experts address approaches to leadership that can improve and enhance leadership skills. 

Seminars are open to all UMass employees.

Workshops have limited space for 30, with preference given to faculty. Registration is required.

CME Credit Designation Statement -The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  
Seminars - The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Workshops - The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Participants must attend a minimum of three sessions to qualify for CME credit.

2013-2014 Calendar

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Monday, September 23, 2013
Seminar: Principles on the Path to Leadership
Michael Collins, MD
Senior Vice President, Health Sciences
Chancellor, UMMS

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 
Author/Seminar: The Healthcare Crisis: The Urgent Need for Physician Leadership
Fred Tobis, MD, FACC
Founder and Principal, Center for Physician Leadership Training

Thursday, November 14, 2013 
Workshop—Cross Cultural Communication
Robert Milner, PhD
Associate Vice Provost for Professional Development, UMMS
Maria Garcia, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine, UMMHC

Monday, November 18, 2013 
Workshop—Leading Effective Meetings: Managing Challenging People, Groups & Topics
Lori Pbert, PhD
Professor, Preventive & Behavioral Medicine, UMMS

Monday, December 2, 2013 
Seminar— Surviving (Happily) in My Science Career: 10 Commandments for Negotiating Work and Life
Joanne Kamens, PhD
Executive Director, Addgene

December 16, 2013 
Seminar—In the Crucible: The Challenges and Demands of Work that Transforms Us into Leaders
Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA
Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness, UMMS

Tuesday, January 7, 2013 
Seminar—How Social Media Can Advance Your Academic Career
Workshop—How to Create a Professional Social Media Presence
Sherry Pagoto, PhD
Associate Professor, Preventive & Behavioral Medicine, UMMS

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 
Seminar—Diamonds in the Rough: How the Best Healthcare Systems are Delivering Value to their Communities
Eric Dickson, MD
President and Senior Medical Director, UMMHC

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Workshop—Transforming PowerPoint: Visual Storytelling for Medical Educators
Lisa Gussak, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Family Medicine & Community Health, UMMHC

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Seminar—Crucial Communication: Skills that Improve Working Relationships and Quality of Care. Workshop—Crucial Communication: Applying Skills that Improve Working Relationships and Quality Of Care
Mitch Gitkind, MD
Clinical Associate Professor,
Medicine/Surgery, UMMS and Associate Chief Quality Officer, UMMHC
Patricia Whelan, MEd
Organizational Development Specialist, HR, UMMHC

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 
Workshop- Interpersonal Communication Skills: Graceful Self-Promotion
Luanne Thorndyke, MD, FACP
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Professor, Medicine, UMMS

Thursday, April 24, 2014 
Workshop—Civility, Leadership, and Respectful Conflict Resolution by Example
Tom Hopkins, LICSW
Associate Director, Employee Assistance Program, UMMS

May 14, 2014 (
Seminar- Leadership in Team Science andLarge Collaborative Projects: Moving from Chaos ot Cohesion
Jeroan Allison, MD, MS
Professor, Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
Milagros Rosal, PhD
Professor, Preventive & Medicine, UMMS

May 29, 2014
Seminar- Stealth Leadership: The Most Influential Leaders and Innovators You NEVER Heard Of
Terence Flotte, MD
Dean, UMass School of Medicine; Provost and Executive Deputy Chancellor, UMMS