#IAMSE18 – Featured Members: Stephanie Wragg & Chris Burns

During the upcoming IAMSE meeting in Las Vegas, there will be a number of terrific pre-conference sessions for your consideration. We are very excited to offer this workshop on the topic of enhancing leadership skills in medical education, presented by Chris Burns and Stephanie Wragg:

Each of us has the opportunity to be a leader in medical education, whether it is establishing a vision for a course, an office or modeling behaviors that others may emulate. Our success depends on identifying leadership opportunities within our area of influence. The fast pace of medical education often leaves little time for reflection or for developing and practicing the skills needed to be intentional and authentic leaders.

The goal of the session is to offer participants a facilitated opportunity to explore their leadership behaviors. Participants will also be able to identify the styles of their colleagues, a skill that can help further their own growth as a leader. Practical cases will be analyzed in small groups to identify leadership opportunities and explore how different styles can potentially address the described challenge. There will be time to share challenges with the group and seek solutions, in addition to using a worksheet to record consider how they can apply the lessons learned to bring enhanced leadership to their own position.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to consider in a given situation:

  • What are the leadership opportunities that I can address?
  • What factors will influence selecting a leadership approach?
  • Which leadership frame would be most helpful?
  • Which leadership frame would be least helpful?

Speakers will introduce themselves and the session objectives. A brief activity will allow participants to determine their personal leadership orientation using the Bolman and Deal four frame model (Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership. Bolman and Deal, 2008). Participants will then be broken into groups to practice applying the different frames in scenarios designed to test skills and behaviors related to good practices in educational leadership. To deliver each case, Team-Based Learning (TBL) style application exercises will be used. Focusing on core issues and decision making will be emphasized for each case.

Have you registered for the 2018 IAMSE Meeting? If not, there’s still time to do so! For more information on the 2018 IAMSE Meeting and to register, click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!