Susan Bannister,University of Calgary,Calgary,AB; MIchael Barone,,,; Robert Dudas,Johns Hopkins,,; David Keegan,University of Calgary,,


(This is the submission for the one-day preconference event.)


PedsLeads is a novel one-day leadership development event for existing and emerging leaders in Pediatric medical education.

The PedsLeads curriculum is a series of linked and highly interactive modules. Participants will engage in a variety of activities and consultations in each module and walk away with a customized plan of action for their leadership development.

Module Descriptions:

  1. Self:  developing awareness about personality and leadership styles (including their own), exploring emotional intelligence, and gaining insights on how to improve.
  2. Team:  examining their UME teams to ensure they have the right structure and membership.
  3. Strategy:  looking at their teams’ strategies for alignment, utility and design; training in educational team strategic planning.
  4. Resources:  identifying key resources a UM team needs, with development of skill in acquiring them, including how to hold difficult conversations.
  5. Connections:  illuminating key connections for UME teams/leaders, and developing skill in getting their buy-in.

Participants will be engaged in self-audits, peer consultations, and role-playing, and will leave with new and enhanced leadership skills.  Participants will also be provided with a detailed annotated bibliography of leadership resources.


By the end of the day, participants will be able to:

  1. describe insights from learning about their own leadership styles and emotional intelligence,
  2. develop a plan to enhance their team's through structure and membership renewal,
  3. develop a strategy to enhance their team's effectiveness,
  4. acquire needed resources through new skills, and
  5. describe key connections for delivering on mandates in pediatric medical education.

Methods and Content:

The day will be divided into the following five sections: self, team, strategy, resources, and connections.

Within each module, participants will engage in a variety of activities including self-audits, peer consultations, and role-playing, and use customized materials to track their insights during the event.

Approximately 40% of the time will be in large group sharing and discussion, 20% in individual activities, and 40% in pairs or other small group activities.