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A number of organizations make available a variety of relevant webinars, online videos, readings and offer onsite workshops and seminars that are pertinent to the development of faculty professionally, as scholars and as leaders.   This page aims to provide a list of those resources where they apply generally to Stanford faculty (unless otherwise noted). Please check this page frequently for new materials.

Managing Teams

Managing through Teamwork for Maximum Performance (PDF) provides overview of teamwork and how teams maximize performance while maintaining a positive environment. This is one of several materials available from the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Women in Medicine and Science Toolkit; a collection of presentations on topics relevant to women in academic medicine.

Time Management

Saying No at Midcareer-- in this Tomorrow's Professor article, Kerry Ann Rockquemore provides common pitfalls that tenured faculty make that lead to over-commitment, burn-out and lack of balance.

The Essentials of Time Management: Webinar that provides practical, concrete advice about effective ways to organize work and manage time, by Susan R. Johnson,  M.D., M.S., University Ombudsperson and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Epidemiology, Carver College of Medicine. Topics discussed: choosing work, and sometimes saying "no;" keeping track of work; moving high priority work forward; keeping up with email; and getting writing done.  (Available from the Association of American Medical Colleges online; approximately 40 minutes).

Lab Management

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Resources for the Development of Early-Career Scientists include Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty.

Authorship and Publishing

A Writer's Toolkit:  A comprehensive resource designed to assist junior faculty members in the process of scientific writing and publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The resource explains how to plan a scholarly project and conduct a literature search. The toolkit goes on to address the basics of publication in a peer-reviewed journal, including choosing the appropriate target journal, establishing a timetable, writing for scientific audiences, and submitting the manuscript. - See more at

Authorship Issues in Publishing and Career Development (Workshop).  Discussion of scenarios from actual experiences that highlight the professional and ethical issues that arise and their consequences for the individuals involved when determining the authorship order of a publication.  O'Sullivan P, Chauvin S, Wolf F, Richardson D, Blanco M. MedEdPORTAL; 2013.   Available from: - See more at:

Several articles and informational materials are available through the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.

Ann Gelder is a writer and editor who has worked with Stanford department and faculty on projects ranging from correspondence to book editing.

Career Development Programs

Early-Career Women Professional Development Seminar (off campus)

Three and a half-day programs for women at the assistant professor or instructor level.  The program goal is to provide an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to follow the path to leadership in academic medicine. Topics covered span from strategic communication skills to negotiation to leadership topics. Small-group sessions focus on mentoring participants in career building skills in narrative and CV development.  Offered through the Association of American Medical Colleges. Program website.  

Grant Writing

Grant Writer's Coaching Group for NIH Awards

The Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards is designed for racial and ethnic minority faculty who are actively working on a K or R NIH grant proposal. The goal of the program is to support minority faculty in improving critical writing skills to strengthen grant proposals and increase diversity in medicine. Over the course of 2-3 months, sections of each participant’s proposal are reviewed in bi-weekly online group meetings with real-time feedback from Dr. McGee, Dr. Jay, and peers in the group. Program website.

Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar (off campus)

Three and a half-day seminar is primarily designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level, and holding leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution.  Women in the early stages of professional appointment are considered on an individual basis.  Designed to provide mid-career faculty with the knowledge and skills required to continue advancing to leadership roles in academic medicine, this seminar covers a variety of leadership topics, and emphasizes the skills related to the effective formation and use of teams.  Offered through the Association of American Medical Colleges. Program website.

Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar (off campus)

To develop academic medicine’s leadership pipeline, this three-day seminar is designed for junior faculty who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups aspiring to leadership positions. Sessions will identify professional goals, develop key leadership competencies, and provide strategies to succeed as a minority faculty member.  Offered through the Association of American Medical Colleges. Program website.

Voice and Influence

A series of online videos by Stanford professors talk about such topics as negotiation tactics, overcoming stereotypes and advocating for ideas, power and team dynamics.  Offered by the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

Leadership Development

HERS Institutes

Since 1976, over 5,000 women in faculty, staff, and administrative roles in higher education have further developed their leadership ability by attending a HERS Institute. Participants find the Institutes to be a safe environment to share confidential matters. The active learning style utilized by HERS faculty also leads to meaningful collaboration.  HERS offers 3 institutes:

  • HERS Wellesley Institute: Core curriculum delivered in cumulative, multi-weekend sessions held throughout the academic year; traditionally in October, November, and March
  • HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute: Core curriculum delivered in a concentrated, 12-day campus residency format;  traditionally held in June or July
  • HERS Denver Summer Institute: Core curriculum delivered in a concentrated, 12-day campus residency format;  traditionally held in June or July

American Council on Education

A number of leadership programs for aspiring, recently-appointed and continuing leaders at the chair, deans and presidential levels at ACE including roundtables, workshops and institutes. 

SACNAS/AAAS Summer Leadership Institute

SLI offers training for underrepresented minority scientists who are interested in advancing their leadership skills. This intensive five-day course features small group exercises, keynote speakers, focused mentor interactions, networking opportunities, extensive community-building, the development of a leadership development plan (LDP), along with both preparatory and post-institute assessments and assignments.  SLI's curriculum includes sessions on creating and developing a personal vision, team leadership and decision making. The 2013 SLI will be held on the Stanford campus, July 22-26.  More...

Association of American Medical Colleges

Info on Leadership Development

Leadership Course Catalog

AAMC Aspiring/Emerging Leader Resources

Harvard Macy Institute

Leading Innovations in Health Care and Education

Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers

Program for Educators in Health Professions

The Levinson Institute/Harvard Medical School:  Leadership for Physician Executives

University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN:  Physicial Leadership College

Drexel ELAM Program for Women

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine: AAIM Executive Leadership Program

Science and Technology Policy

The American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science and Technology Policy Fellowships provide fully-funded placements in the US Congress and federal agencies for faculty at all career stages.  The fellowships provide first-hand opportunities for scientists to engage in policymaking at the national level and to develop their leadership capacities beyond their home institutions. Download the slide presentation to learn about the program.


Scott E. Page, Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at the University of Michigan and author of The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies This 90-minute online recorded session covered Page’s research on how diversity influences complex systems.  Concepts discussed are broadly applicable to academic contexts, as work and learning places.  Appropriate for audiences of academic leaders, chairs of departments, divisions or committees and administrators.  AAMC Chief Diversity Officer Marc Nivet, Ed.D. served as moderator, with remarks  by Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A., CEO of UC Davis Health System, UC Davis vice chancellor for human health sciences, and dean of the School of Medicine.  Offered through the Association of American Medical Colleges. Watch online.

Diversity and Decision-Making

Howard Ross, Founder & Chief Learning Officer of Cook Ross and author of ReInventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance is in an interview with AAMC Chief Diversity Officer Marc Nivet, Ed.D. that explores how and why diversity efforts plateau at institutions, the role of unconscious bias in performance and decision-making, and ways to mitigate unconscious bias to increase the success of diversity initiatives. Watch online.

Mentoring Students and Postdocs

Entering Mentoring was developed by the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching, supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors Program to train a new generation of scientists.  This 152-page online book for new mentors in lab settings is one of the most comprehensive and essential readings for new faculty. 

Research Mentor Training is an online case-based resource housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The site may be used to explore issues that affect the research mentoring relationship and become a more reflective mentor of students and postdocs.

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) provides an online Mentoring Manual for Faculty. The manual is largely contextualized in STEM fields.  It provides an overview of the mentor's responsibilities and further guidance on a variety of topics that come into play in the faculty-student relationship, such as how faculty may provide advice or counsel on personal issues, prepare for unexpected situations, talk about gender or race with their mentees, calibrate to meet mentee needs and balance challenge with support, and maintaining a long-term relationship with the mentee. IBP's Pathways to Science program is funded with support from NSF and NASA.

Inclusive Teaching

A 3-webinar series to help faculty identify, recognize and reduce implicit bias in engineering education, held in Winter 2016 by the Women in STEM Knowledge Center of WEPAN. Facilitated by Stephanie Goodwin, PhD, Director for Faculty Development & Leadership, Wright State University and Kelly J. Cross, PhD, Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Topics include research on the cognitive processes that lead to biases and consequences for equity and inclusion in engineering; a cultural diversity self-assessment tool; and case studies. 

Dual Career

Navigating the Job Market as Dual Career Economists was the theme of the Fall 2009 newsletter of the Committee of the Status of Women in the Economics Profession of the American Economics Association.  The issue includes several important articles covering data on academic couples, trends and strategies, both internally within couples/families, and externally in negotiating job offers.

Dual Career Academic Couples, a resource site available through the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford.  The site includes sections highlighting research, tools and a list of resources and partnerships that include a list of university dual-career programs nationwide.

Tenure and Senior Career

Several articles and informational materials are available through the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.