What is the Engaged Leadership Academy?
The Engaged Leadership Academy (ELA) is a two and a half day course designed to provide CAP members with communication skills and ideas for communication opportunities. In addition to enhancing the skills of the pathologists taking this course, completion of ELA training entitles the pathologist to become a member of the Engaged Leaders Network (ELN).
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What is the Engaged Leaders Network?
The ELN is a group of dynamic pathologists who participate in a wide variety of activities designed to demonstrate the value of pathologists to the community and to other professional colleagues. ELN members are expected to commit to such activities and to complete an activity tracking list on a regular basis.
What's in This for Me?
Although Professionalism and Interpersonal Communication are two of the "Six Core Competencies" outlined by the ACGME for every physician, there are very few opportunities for physicians to be educated in these areas. In particular, pathologists have an ever-increasing need for these skills in the current health care environment. With the aid of communications professionals as well as fellow pathologists, you will learn how to communicate effectively with other physicians, C-suite executives, patients and patient advocacy groups, politicians, and the public at large. In addition, as part of the ELN, you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded pathologists.
How Will the ELA Prepare Me for My Role in the ELN?
Besides teaching communication skills, presentations at the ELA will furnish you with examples of opportunities for participation in ELN activities. Networking with the ELA instructors and participants as well as with fellow ELN members will provide you with an abundance of ways to tailor your ELN activities to your interests, skills, and available sources.
When will the ELA Application Form be available?
The ELA application is now available.