AACOM Launches Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP)

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AACOM’s Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP) launched its inaugural call for nominations on January 11, 2017.

This program is focused on individuals in senior leadership positions at U.S. colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs), and is designed to assist current, interim, or designated deans (both new and experienced), and others identified by their schools as potential future deans, in developing and enhancing critical leadership and management competencies.

Fellows in the initial class will begin the program this April at AACOM’s 2017 Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD, and conclude in April 2018. It will involve four and one-half days of on-site participation over the course of the fellowship, as well as occasional team coaching, conference calls, and other time commitments throughout the year.

The following candidates for the program must use this nomination form:

  • Current deans who are self-nominating
  • Deans who are nominating other institutional members
  • Other self-nominators

Once a nomination form is submitted, further consideration for participation in the program requires all nominated candidates to submit an application.
A review committee will evaluate all applications received by the deadline, February 17, 2017.

Applications and more information about the program are available at


Vol. 1, No. 1
January 12, 2017