Leadership Development

Opportunities for leadership development training at UF can be found at the UF HR Training website:

COM Leadership Development Program

  •  The COM Leadership Development Program (LDP) is designed for College of Medicine faculty who are current leaders at or above the level of Division Chief or equivalent.   The program’s overall objective is to improve the leadership capability of program participants by focusing on key competencies, as outlined in the UF Leadership Competency Model. These competencies are categorized in four quadrants— Build Trust, Create and Communicate Vision, Generate Alignment, Cultivate Talent. This program is most helpful to leaders who are interested in:
    • Developing knowledge and skills to more effectively manage and lead people
    • Furthering the programs of their college and the university through a better understanding of both strategic and operational issues
    • Helping to move a strategic agenda forward, while helping others meet their goals
    • Sharing experiences and gaining perspective from colleagues across the college

    The program, now in its 11th year, is facilitated by UFHR Training and Organizational Development and led by Rebecca Younglove. Each session focuses in on a targeted area of leadership and how the concepts apply specifically for leaders in the COM. Through a combination of facilitated discussions and scenarios, leaders examine key challenges and develop new strategies to increase individual and team effectiveness. Additional training in UF administrative organization and policies will also be covered.  There is no cost to the participant for this program.

AAMC Programs

Annual programs offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) are open to eligible faculty and may be supported through the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.  Information about the program offerings is available at:

The most popular AAMC programs for UF Faculty attendance have been:

  • Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar (July)
  • Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar (September)
  • Executive Development Program (for Associate Deans and Chairs) (September-October)
  • Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar (December)