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Engaged Leadership Academy


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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CAP Engaged Leadership Academy

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.

Program Details

Friday, December 6, 2019
5:30-6:00 PM- Registration
6:00-8:00 PM- Dinner/Speaker/Networking

Saturday, December 7, 2019
7:30-8:00 AM– Breakfast
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM- Program and lunch
6:00-7:30 PM- Class photo and reception

Sunday, December 8, 2019
7:00-7:30 AM– Breakfast
7:30 AM-2:30 PM – Program and lunch

WhereChicago, IL
How many participants30-40
Cost$300.00 (Limited number of need-based scholarships available)

Our Expectations

We look for different applicants than many other pathology leadership-oriented programs. For example, although those in academics are definitely encouraged to apply, the length of your CV is not what is important. The Engaged Leadership Academy focuses on creatives, makers, innovators, advocates, entrepreneurs, and those who want to make a difference in the pathology community.

Networking Opportunities

In addition to impressive accomplishments, fine character and a good heart are two very important traits we look for in every potential engaged leader. Engaged leaders demonstrate the Core Competencies of Professionalism and Interpersonal Communication in everything they do. More than anything, this focus on character has defined the success our program; ELN members routinely find ways to "do good while doing well". You will benefit greatly from the special networking opportunities the ELN provides.

2019 ELA Application Now Available

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