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Faculty Development

Faculty Development

Early Career Leadership Program

The Early Career Leadership Program (ECLP) is a highly interactive curriculum designed to engage primarily Assistant Professors (or other School of Medicine faculty new to UC Davis Health System) in learning core competencies necessary for effective career development and professional advancement.  The ECLP concretely examines what is required both professionally and personally to advance in academic medicine.  The signature style of the sessions is collaborative and collegial, allowing participants to interact and fully explore the various topics of discussion. Faculty are invited to attend all sessions, or only those of interest to them.  A certificate of completion will be provided to all faculty who attend a minimum of 80 percent of the courses.


The courses we plan to offer for the ECLP for the coming year are listed below.  We will add the date of each course next to the title, as soon as they are scheduled.  Please note: This is a preliminary list of courses and the actual list may be slightly different. 

  • Personal Goal Setting for Career Development for Assistant Professors - September 3, 2015
  • First Things First: Managing Time in a Time-Crunched World (2-part course) - September 18 and 25, 2015
  • The Complex Reality of the Simple Act of Communicating (2-part course) - October 16 and 23, 2015
  • Lessons from Tenerife: How the Mind Works Under Pressure (2-part course) - November 13 and 20, 2015
  • Resilience and the Happiness Hypothesis (2-part course) - December 11 and 18, 2015
  • The Visualization of Data: Telling a Story with Numbers (2-part course) - January 8 and 15, 2016
  • Emotional Intelligence: Practical Tools to Develop More (2-part course) -  January 26 and February 2, 2016
  • Getting Better at Getting Feedback (2-part course) - February 26 and March 4, 2016
  • Getting Better at Delegation (2-part course) - April 8 and 15, 2016
  • Leadership Styles (2-part course) - May 13 and 20, 2016
  • How to Recognize and Avoid Burnout - TBD
  • Scientific Writing for Publication - TBD
  • Negotiation Skills -  TBD
  • How to Give Feedback -  TBD
  • Putting Together Your Academic Packet - TBD


Register on our course registration page.  Registration is required.

For further information concerning this program, please contact Cheryl Busman at (916) 703-9230 or