The OAACD collaborates with internal and external consultants to develop and implement leadership programs that will create a cadre of outstanding faculty leaders at all career stages, and encourage faculty leaders to create a culture of service, appreciation, inclusion, teamwork and collaboration.
The overarching goals of all OAACD faculty leadership development programs are to enhance and develop participants’ leadership abilities and effectiveness, through:
- Gaining a deeper understanding of one’s “leadership foundation,” including values, leadership styles, strengths and limitations
- Developing a broader perspective and increasing one’s ability to utilize strategic, operational, and relational skills needed for research, clinical or educational leadership roles at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Emerging Leadership and Core Leadership Programs
The Emerging Leadership Program was developed to meet the needs of faculty members at an early stage of their careers, and the Core Leadership Program was developed for mid-level leaders, such as fellowship, medical, or research directors. The goal of these programs is to support the achievement of the Cincinnati Children’s vision and mission by assisting faculty leaders in identifying and leveraging their leadership talents. Some of the topics covered during these 10-month programs include:
- Achieving personal and career success
- Living (and leading others to live) Cincinnati Children's values
- Delivering difficult messages
- Values-based leadership
- Leading with passion and purpose
- Financial leadership and program-building skills
- Empowering others to lead and optimizing leadership effectiveness
- Leading across differences: recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse faculty
- Work/life integration and building a personal support team
- Charting a course for your next leadership opportunity
During each program, participants obtain 360° feedback and create personal development plans to accomplish during the program. As a culminating project, each participant completes an individual "Leadership Profile" that includes her/his own definition of leadership; chosen leadership styles; characteristics, values, and principles; and a plan as to how individual leadership strengths will be used to help Cincinnati Children's meet its mission and vision.
From time to time, the OAACD will offer Booster Sessions for former participants of its leadership development programs. These sessions are designed to support participants as they continue to apply knowledge acquired to situations in their unique work areas. They also provide a forum where participants can receive peer guidance and support relative to specific leadership challenges they may be facing.
Advanced Leadership Program
The Advanced Leadership Program is designed for senior leaders such as Division Directors and has historically been facilitated in collaboration with faculty from the Harvard School of Public Health.