AAMC GFA Roundtable: Reflections on Leadership - March 29

Includes a Live Web Event on 03/29/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

During this town hall, longtime GFA members Drs. Stephen Bogdewic and Valerie Williams will share reflections on leadership. Specifically, each presenter will share three or four lessons they have learned during their career in faculty affairs and professional development. Following their reflections, GFA members will be in small groups to share their reactions and ask questions of the presenters. 

Learning Outcomes
As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Consider the ways in which their experiences in leadership are similar to and different than two senior GFA leaders.
  • Reflect on their lessons learned as a leader.
  • Outline ways their leadership skills could be enhanced.

Steve Bogdewic
Professor of Family Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development
University Of North Carolina School of Medicine

Dr. Stephen Bogdewic is Professor of Family Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development at the University Of North Carolina School of Medicine. Prior to joining UNC, he was the Executive Vice Dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he also held appointments in Medicine, Pediatrics and Public and Environmental Affairs. Dr. Bogdewic earned a doctorate in adult education and organizational development from the University of North Carolina and his M.A. in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from Santa Clara University. He has served as the President of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha in 2008, and was the recipient of the AAMC Carole Bland Phronesis Award for dedicated and selfless promotion of faculty. He is a nationally recognized lecturer, consultant, and educator and is a licensed therapist who maintains an active clinical practice. He has provided leadership education and coaching consultations to over 40 academic health care organizations. Prior to his career in academic medicine Dr. Bogdewic served as pilot for seven years in the United States Navy.

Valerie Williams
University of Oklahoma Presidential Professor
Professor, HSLIM, Graduate College
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Valerie N. Williams, Ph.D., is Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). In this role she has responsibility for campus-wide academic affairs, academic integrity, and faculty development issues. Offices reporting to Vice Provost Williams include Academic Affairs, Admissions and Records, Academic Technology, Faculty Development, and Interdisciplinary Programs, Institutional Research, and the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library. Dr. Williams believes that an organization's most important and valuable investment is in the people who bring its mission to life. Williams' research, program development, and evaluation work has always included projects and programs that enrich the array of career development opportunities for faculty. A year after joining the OUHSC College of Medicine faculty in 1989 Dr. Williams created the Health Sciences Center Faculty Leadership Program. Today, the Faculty Leadership Program has expanded to become an interprofessional faculty development, mentoring, and career-focused opportunity for early-career faculty to enhance their knowledge and skills and navigate goal alignment opportunities within the scope of responsibilities linked to their position and academic rank. Sponsored by the OUHSC Senior Vice President and Provost and the OUHSC Deans' Council the 11-month Faculty Leadership Program is open to any OUHSC faculty member recommended by their college leaders.  As program director Dr. Williams serves as a mentor and coach, working with faculty to develop, implement and assess academic career aims and progress. Dr. Williams' research interests focus on academic career engagement, satisfaction, and vitality, and institutional and public policy focused on self-determination, inclusion, and community building to enhance learning and development. She has served as elected national board chair for two organizations: the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. She is the recipient of several national awards including the Carol J. Bland Phronesis Award from the Group on Faculty Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges.

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