Leadership Institute: Community of Leaders
The Leadership Institute: Community of Leaders program is an annual, multi-day intensive learning event designed exclusively for mid- and senior-career infectious diseases and HIV specialists across the health care team. Attendees will work in a large cohort to develop and codify a philosophy of management, evaluate and improve existing leadership behaviors, and develop the tools and strategies for individual and organizational development.
The Community of Leaders program is offered in a hybrid format. The course begins in February 2022, when attendees gain access to the IDSA Academy learning management system. From February to May, attendees will complete a series of short, asynchronous webinars, required readings, and respond to discussion board prompts. These items may be completed at the attendee's convenience so long as they are completed by May 2022.
Expected Online Commitment: 4 - 6 hours (total)
The course concludes with an in-person, capstone intensive in Arlington, Va. on Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17. Attendees should plan on arriving at the venue no later than 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 16, and departing no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17. Attendees are required to attend the full capstone to participate.
Virtual Contingency: If IDSA cannot host the event in person, the capstone will be held virtually on the same schedule and the same dates.
Throughout the course, attendees will explore three core themes and answer several essential leadership questions.
Philosophy of Management
- What kind of leader do you think you are?
- What kind of leader are you?
- What kind of leader do you want to be?
- How do others experience your leadership?
- What do you need to become the leader you want to be?
- What does your team need from you?
- What do you want to change about your working world?
- How do you execute a big idea?
- How do you plan for operational and organizational success?
The following topics will be covered in webinar format before you arrive in Arlington, Va. Additional topics may be added before the program launch.
- What Type of Leader Are You?
- Emotional Intelligence
- Leaders as Coaches
- Joy in Work
- The Art of Time Management
- How to Make Meetings Less Awful
- Mindful Listening & Communication
- Managing Teams
- Managing Change: A Balancing Act
- Strategic Planning: Part I
- Strategic Planning: Part II
Community of Leaders sessions are marked by deep reflection and an investigation of your leadership journey to date. All attendees will participate in a high-quality, valid, and reliable 360-assessment using the premiere assessment tool available today, the Leadership Practices Inventory 360+®. The assessment is included in the program fee and is required for participation.
CME and MOC Credit
CME and MOC credit will be available for both the asynchronous and capstone portions of the Community of Leaders program.
Note: IDSA is unable to offer pediatric MOC credit for this program.
All Community of Leaders candidates must meet the following criteria at the time of application:
- Active IDSA membership
- Engaged in clinical practice of infectious diseases, clinical or basic research, administration, teaching in infectious diseases, public health, or a related field as a primary professional activity
- History of substantive service to the profession locally, regionally, or nationally
- Minimum of five years relevant professional experience
- Evidence of deep intellectual curiosity and growth mindset
It is important that our learning community represents the full diversity of the IDSA membership. As such, we strongly encourage women and individuals underrepresented in medicine to apply.
Who Should Apply?
The 2022 IDSA Community of Leaders is intended for mid-career and senior-career infectious diseases and HIV specialists across the health care team ascending into leadership roles within the near term or seeking to address areas of need in an existing leadership role. Unlike other physician-leader training programs, the Community of Leaders is designed by infectious diseases and HIV specialists for infectious diseases and HIV specialists.
IDSA seeks to create a personally, professionally, and academically diverse cohort each year and, as such, cannot provide an ideal candidate profile. All interested individuals should review the Eligibility Criteria and Program Description sections if the program is the right fit for their training needs.
IDSA is seeking to build a community of rising and established leaders. Community of Leaders participants will gain access to the exclusive and persistent Leadership Institute Alumni Community. Individuals seeking to participate in a persistent learning community and professional network are strongly encouraged to apply.
Is there a program fee?
Yes. The program fee for 2022 is $4,995.00. The program fee includes:
- CME & MOC credit
- Capstone and webinar course access
- Required reading materials
- The Leadership Practices Inventory 360+®
- Most meals*
- (optional) Arrival reception on Sunday, May 15, 2022
- Breakfast: Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May, 17
- Lunch: Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May, 17
- Dinner: Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May, 17