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Drexel University College of Medicine's ELAM program
2014 Leaders Forum
April 30 - May 1, 2014
ACE Conference Center, Lafayette Hill, PA
University of Louisville Health Sciences Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
The ELAM Leaders Forum is a unique opportunity for fellows and their institutional leaders to discuss the wide range of organizational change initiatives addressed during the fellowship year. The core of the Leaders Forum is a poster symposium showcasing the outcomes of the fellows' Institutional Action Projects—the capstone of the ELAM fellowship year.
- Highlights the fellows' accomplishments and leadership activities.
- Provides a space for content-rich interaction between fellows and guests.
- Supports collaboration on organizational change efforts across institutions.
- Demonstrates the overarching impact of ELAM Institutional Action Projects on organization improvement.
Additional Forum activities include a deans' breakfast, leader-to-leader dialogues, a graduation ceremony with speaker, and a reception and dinner.
Visit the 2013 Forum webpage to view posters and photos from the 2013 poster symposium.
Wednesday, April 30
Pre-Forum Lunch and Hospitality Lounge
Lunch is available in the ACE Conference Center main dining area beginning at noon and a hospitality lounge will be available outside the Lafayette Room for guests to mingle prior to the Forum.
Welcome and Overview
The Challenges of Change – A Conversation
A panel of deans and ELAM fellows will open a conversation of collaborative work in developing IAPs that advance organizational change initiatives.
Posters will be attended by the fellows.
Thursday, May 1
9:15–10:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
ELAM Institutional Action Project (IAP) Poster Symposium
Fellows and guests meet in one of four concurrent moderated sessions (education, research, clinical, administration) to harvest lessons of leadership from the process and outcomes of the IAPs. Two waves of sessions will allow participants to draw from a range of discussions.
Lunch and Leader to Leader Dialogues
This is an important time for leaders and fellow(s) to meet to discuss next steps in her leadership pathway. Many of our ELAM-experienced deans remark that this is the most important time in the Forum for them because they are able to discuss institutional leadership initiatives outside the distractions of the usual office day.
Graduation (2:45–4 p.m.) and Reception (4–6 p.m.)
We invite you to stay on after the Forum to attend the fellows' graduation and reception. This year we are pleased to have two graduation speakers, both women who have been champions of ELAM since its earliest years: Page Morahan, PhD, founding director of ELAM, and Rosalyn Richman, MA, special assistant to the ELAM director.
Registration & Accommodation
All sleeping rooms are on site at the ACE Conference Center. Please use the ACE’s room registration website and the password that was emailed to you to select the nights that you plan to stay. Please note that registration must be completed by noon on Friday, March 7, 2014, in order for us to guarantee a room for you. Unfortunately, no refunds can be made for a cancellation after noon on March 20, 2014.
All guests should arrange their own transportation. We have created a list of ground transportation with estimated costs from Philadelphia International Airport or Amtrak 30th Street Station for those who would like to pre-arrange their travel to the conference center. Regional rail service is also available and stops near the conference center. Driving directions to the ACE can be found on their website.
The ACE Conference Center amenities include a fitness center and walking trails.