WHEA Educational Leadership Fellowship

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The WHEA Educational Leadership Fellowship is a 12-month program for health sciences educators who want to advance their educational leadership skills. The fellowship includes leadership development through monthly skills development workshops or interprofessional panel discussions, co-directorship duties in one of the WHEA programs, and will culminate in a capstone project. Fellows will receive 5% salary support and professional development funds. As part of 5% FTE, fellows are expected to dedicate 8 hours per month to fellowship activities.

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Upon completion, fellows will be awarded a Certificate of Distinction in Educational Leadership.

Fellowship Objectives:

After completing the WHEA Educational Leadership Fellowship, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate leadership skills applicable to diverse educational contexts.
  • Apply key principles and theories of leadership and change management to educational initiatives.
  • Lead the implementation of educational initiatives within their professional settings.

Who Should Apply

This fellowship is ideal for experienced educators from any of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center schools, centers, programs, or practice sites who are dedicated to and passionate about developing their leadership skills and leading education initiatives. Support of administrative unit required.

Up to two (2) fellows will be selected each year based on a competitive application process, including completed application, personal statement, letter of support, and interviews.

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Application window January 1 - February 15, 2024

Tentative Schedule:

Fellows are expected to dedicate 8 hours per month to this fellowship. Monthly skills development workshops or interprofessional panel discussions will be tailored to fellows' needs and cover educational leadership topics such as:

  • Introduction to leadership in an academic medical center
  • Leadership theories
  • Negotiation basics
  • Budget management
  • Change management / Organizational change
  • Designing and evaluating educational initiatives
  • Maintaining quality of assessments
  • Evaluating teaching behaviors and skills
  • Supporting professional identity formation
  • Educational scholarship basics

Application Process:

All interested applicants must submit the documents below. PLEASE HAVE ALL DOCUMENTS IN ORDER PRIOR TO STARTING YOUR APPLICATION.

  • Online application form
  • Applicant's CV (submitted via online form)
  • A personal statement (submitted via online form) that includes (a) goals and expectations for this fellowship including how this fellowship will enhance your educational initiatives and educational leadership activities and (b) a brief description of an educational initiative that you could design, implement, or evaluate within your professional setting to serve as your capstone project. This does not have to be a fully formed project, but an identified need that you could address within the context of your role.
  • A letter of support (submitted via online form) from the dean, department chair, division chief or direct supervisor that addresses the ability of the applicant to be successful in the fellowship and allows the participant adequate time free from clinical and other responsibilities to meet the fellowship obligations.

NOTE: There is no tuition fee required for this fellowship.

Questions? Please email whea@emory.edu