The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) began offering the Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP) in 2017, in partnership with the Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL), to meet the needs of today’s emerging leaders in colleges of osteopathic medicine (COM).
Unlike general leadership programs, the SLDP curriculum is based on extensive feedback from nearly 250 COM chairs, associate deans and directors as well as 30 COM deans. Each year, we revise the program based on evaluations and input from senior COM leaders. Our expanded core curriculum is now paired with tracks so attendees can make the most of the experience.
The structure of the AACOM SLDP provides a unique opportunity for one-on-one and group engagement with experienced COM deans who serve as mentors. Small and highly interactive, the SLDP fosters learning and networking with colleagues from institutions across the country. The SLDP concludes with a capstone project that requires teams to research a critical issue facing COMs. The project outcome is a presentation a national conference or manuscript and publication, pending peer review, from which all osteopathic medical education can benefit.
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