Career Development Toolbox
Professional and Leadership Development Curriculum for Faculty

SKMC Appointment and Promotion Tracks and Guidelines: An Overview for Faculty in the Clinical and Educational Scholarship Track and the Clinician Educator Track
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 9/30/2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Room 119 College (Diversity Conference Room 126)
(Register for this session)

    This workshop will review the tracks and guidelines for appointment and promotion at SKMC. Criteria for promotion within the Clinical and Educational Scholarship Track and the Clinician Educator Track will be discussed. Requirements for documenting an educational portfolio will also be described.


New Faculty: Preparing for Success in an Academic Career (6 Sessions)
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 9/30/2015
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
Location: 119 College (Diversity Conference Room 126)
(Register for this session)

    Dates: Wednesdays: September 30, October 7, October 14, November 4, December 2, and December 9, 2015

    This six session series is intended to focus and orient the faculty member who is new to Jefferson and new to academic medicine. This series will highlight those topics that are critical for eventual success of the faculty member in academic medicine. Participation in all sessions is expected.
    1) Academic Medicine 101: Understanding your environment
    2) Why are you here? Goal setting and Individualized Career Development Plans
    3) Effective Mentorship: A How to Guide for Mentees
    4) Next Steps: What got you here won’t get you there
    5) Basic Time Management Strategies (session will begin at 7:30am)
    7) Identifying Resources to support your research and scholarship (Gary Kaplan)


SKMC Appointment and Promotion Tracks and Guidelines: An Overview for Faculty in the Academic Investigator Track and the Non - Tenure Research Track
Instructor:  
Date: 10/1/2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: 119 College (Diversity Conference Room 126)
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    This workshop will review the tracks and guidelines for appointment and promotion at SKMC. Criteria for promotion within the Academic Investigator Track and the Research Track will be discussed. Requirements for documenting an educational portfolio will also be described.


New Faculty: Preparing for Success in an Academic Career (6 Sessions)
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 10/7/2015
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
Location: 119 College (Diversity Conference Room 126)
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    Dates: Wednesdays: September 30, October 7, October 14, November 4, December 2, and December 9, 2015

    This six session series is intended to focus and orient the faculty member who is new to Jefferson and new to academic medicine. This series will highlight those topics that are critical for eventual success of the faculty member in academic medicine. Participation in all sessions is expected.
    1) Academic Medicine 101: Understanding your environment
    2) Why are you here? Goal setting and Individualized Career Development Plans
    3) Effective Mentorship: A How to Guide for Mentees
    4) Next Steps: What got you here won’t get you there
    5) Basic Time Management Strategies (session will begin at 7:30am)
    7) Identifying Resources to support your research and scholarship (Gary Kaplan)


New Faculty: Preparing for Success in an Academic Career (6 Sessions)
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 10/14/2015
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
Location: 119 College (Diversity Conference Room 126)
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    Dates: Wednesdays: September 30, October 7, October 14, November 4, December 2, and December 9, 2015

    This six session series is intended to focus and orient the faculty member who is new to Jefferson and new to academic medicine. This series will highlight those topics that are critical for eventual success of the faculty member in academic medicine. Participation in all sessions is expected.
    1) Academic Medicine 101: Understanding your environment
    2) Why are you here? Goal setting and Individualized Career Development Plans
    3) Effective Mentorship: A How to Guide for Mentees
    4) Next Steps: What got you here won’t get you there
    5) Basic Time Management Strategies (session will begin at 7:30am)
    7) Identifying Resources to support your research and scholarship (Gary Kaplan)


Strategic Career Planning: Learning to Say NO While Preparing to Say YES
Instructor: Laura Schweitzer, MD
Date: 10/19/2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: TBD
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    This session is geared toward junior women faculty (and post-docs). Often junior faculty, (especially women) are asked to carry a large service load and while being good citizens, these loads can compromise their career progress and promotion and tenure success. The session challenges junior faculty to define a strategic direction for their career and to use that definition as a compass when considering whether to say yes or no to new obligations.

    Following this session, participants will be able to:

    1) Discuss the use of ‘A History of Your Future’ – a strategic career planning tool
    2) Relate the need to make conscious, intentional, and strategic decisions with regards to the career choices you face
    3) Acquire an understanding of how natural tendencies can undermine your career

    * Dr. Laura Schweitzer became president of Union Graduate College in January, 2009, where she also directs a development institute for regional non-profit leaders. Just before coming to Union Graduate College, she served as Chief Academic Officer of Bassett Healthcare and Founding Regional Dean of the Cooperstown medical school campus which serves both Albany Medical College and Columbia University. Schweitzer pioneered creation of this new two-year medical campus, designed to respond to the dangerous physician shortage in rural New York. Prior to that assignment, she served simultaneously as Vice President for Academic Affairs/SUNY Upstate Medical University and Vice Provost/Syracuse University.
    Considered an expert on faculty development, strategic career planning, and effective change management in higher education, Schweitzer has spoken nationally on these and related topics. After a long career in various administrative roles at the University of Louisville including as Associate Vice President/Health Sciences and deans of both Allied Health and Medicine, in 2003, Dr. Schweitzer received the University of Louisville’s Diversity and Equity Award. In 2008, she received the Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award, and then in 2013 the Faculty Affairs (Carole Bland) Award, both national honors of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
    Dr. Schweitzer now serves on the external advisory committee for a National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Program – as well as locally as a Governor’s appointee to the Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC). She is Co-Chair of the New York State Capital Region Leaders’ Forum and Vice Chair the Council for Economic Growth (CEG) Board (and Chair of its Workforce Development and Education Task Force). She continues her work in healthcare through her involvement with the Ellis Medicine (community hospital) Board, where she serves on the Executive Committee.


My Road to the College Presidency: Transferrable Skills and Lessons Learned
Instructor: Laura Schweitzer, MD
Date: 10/19/2015
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: TBD
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    This session is geared toward senior women faculty (i.e., Associate Professors, Full Professors). Stepping through her career from Assistant Professor to College President, Dr. Laura Schweitzer talks about lessons learned and skills acquired, and how those skills are cumulative and transferable to each new challenge. A theme of weathering change is interwoven into each career step.

    Following this session, participants will:

    1) Recognize how basic skills acquired in laboratories, clinics, and classrooms are transferable to new challenges as your career progresses
    2) Participate in a guided, frank discussion of leadership challenges with your peers

    * Dr. Laura Schweitzer became president of Union Graduate College in January, 2009, where she also directs a development institute for regional non-profit leaders. Just before coming to Union Graduate College, she served as Chief Academic Officer of Bassett Healthcare and Founding Regional Dean of the Cooperstown medical school campus which serves both Albany Medical College and Columbia University. Schweitzer pioneered creation of this new two-year medical campus, designed to respond to the dangerous physician shortage in rural New York. Prior to that assignment, she served simultaneously as Vice President for Academic Affairs/SUNY Upstate Medical University and Vice Provost/Syracuse University.
    Considered an expert on faculty development, strategic career planning, and effective change management in higher education, Schweitzer has spoken nationally on these and related topics. After a long career in various administrative roles at the University of Louisville including as Associate Vice President/Health Sciences and deans of both Allied Health and Medicine, in 2003, Dr. Schweitzer received the University of Louisville’s Diversity and Equity Award. In 2008, she received the Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award, and then in 2013 the Faculty Affairs (Carole Bland) Award, both national honors of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
    Dr. Schweitzer now serves on the external advisory committee for a National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Program – as well as locally as a Governor’s appointee to the Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC). She is Co-Chair of the New York State Capital Region Leaders’ Forum and Vice Chair the Council for Economic Growth (CEG) Board (and Chair of its Workforce Development and Education Task Force). She continues her work in healthcare through her involvement with the Ellis Medicine (community hospital) Board, where she serves on the Executive Committee.


New Faculty: Preparing for Success in an Academic Career (6 Sessions)
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 11/4/2015
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
Location: 119 College (Diversity Conference Room 126)
(Register for this session)

    Dates: Wednesdays: September 30, October 7, October 14, November 4, December 2, and December 9, 2015

    This six session series is intended to focus and orient the faculty member who is new to Jefferson and new to academic medicine. This series will highlight those topics that are critical for eventual success of the faculty member in academic medicine. Participation in all sessions is expected.
    1) Academic Medicine 101: Understanding your environment
    2) Why are you here? Goal setting and Individualized Career Development Plans
    3) Effective Mentorship: A How to Guide for Mentees
    4) Next Steps: What got you here won’t get you there
    5) Basic Time Management Strategies (session will begin at 7:30am)
    7) Identifying Resources to support your research and scholarship (Gary Kaplan)


New Faculty: Preparing for Success in an Academic Career (6 Sessions)
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 12/2/2015
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
Location: 119 College (Diversity Conference Room 126)
(Register for this session)

    Dates: Wednesdays: September 30, October 7, October 14, November 4, December 2, and December 9, 2015

    This six session series is intended to focus and orient the faculty member who is new to Jefferson and new to academic medicine. This series will highlight those topics that are critical for eventual success of the faculty member in academic medicine. Participation in all sessions is expected.
    1) Academic Medicine 101: Understanding your environment
    2) Why are you here? Goal setting and Individualized Career Development Plans
    3) Effective Mentorship: A How to Guide for Mentees
    4) Next Steps: What got you here won’t get you there
    5) Basic Time Management Strategies (session will begin at 7:30am)
    7) Identifying Resources to support your research and scholarship (Gary Kaplan)


New Faculty: Preparing for Success in an Academic Career (6 Sessions)
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 12/9/2015
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
Location: 119 College (Diversity Conference Room 126)
(Register for this session)

    Dates: Wednesdays: September 30, October 7, October 14, November 4, December 2, and December 9, 2015

    This six session series is intended to focus and orient the faculty member who is new to Jefferson and new to academic medicine. This series will highlight those topics that are critical for eventual success of the faculty member in academic medicine. Participation in all sessions is expected.
    1) Academic Medicine 101: Understanding your environment
    2) Why are you here? Goal setting and Individualized Career Development Plans
    3) Effective Mentorship: A How to Guide for Mentees
    4) Next Steps: What got you here won’t get you there
    5) Basic Time Management Strategies (session will begin at 7:30am)
    7) Identifying Resources to support your research and scholarship (Gary Kaplan)


Networking and Your Academic Career: Why it matters and how to do it
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 1/11/2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: 119 College (Diversity Conference Room 126)
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    This session will introduce participants to the concept of professional networks as a critical element of success in an academic career. Practical examples of the use of networks in day to day matters as well as long term strategic career planning will be discussed as well as practical tips on how to build and sustain a professional network.


Constructing your Promotion Portfolio: Tips and Strategies
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 1/26/2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: 119 College (Diversity Conference Room 126)
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    Participants will learn about the importance and relative roles of their CV, teaching portfolio and letters of recommendation in the process for promotion. Strategies and tips for presenting documents in the most favorable light will be discussed.


Getting the Most out of a Mentor: A Workshop for Junior Faculty
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 2/10/2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: 119 College (Diversity Conference Room 126)
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    During this interactive and reflective workshop, faculty will: 1) learn new approaches to obtaining mentoring 2) describe what makes successful mentoring experiences 3) develop tips for mentees and 4) develop an immediate next step for an individual mentoring plan.


SKMC Appointment and Promotion Tracks and Guidelines: An Overview for Faculty in the Clinical and Educational Scholarship Track and the Clinician Educator Track
Instructor:  
Date: 2/17/2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: 119 College (Diversity Conference Room 126)
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    This workshop will review the tracks and guidelines for appointment and promotion at SKMC. Criteria for promotion within the Clinical and Educational Scholarship Track and the Clinician Educator Track will be discussed. Requirements for documenting an educational portfolio will also be described.


SKMC Appointment and Promotion Tracks and Guidelines: An Overview for Faculty in the Academic Investigator Track and the Non - Tenure Research Track
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 2/17/2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: 119 College (Diversity Conference Room 126)
(Register for this session)

    This workshop will review the tracks and guidelines for appointment and promotion at SKMC. Criteria for promotion within the Academic Investigator Track and the Research Track will be discussed. Requirements for documenting an educational portfolio will also be described.