Leadership Development Workshops and Events

The Icahn School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development (OFD) and Office of Well-being and Resilience (OWBR) believe that collaboration, compassion and strong communication skills are essential for leaders to be effective and supportive of their teams.  These skills can enhance your and your team’s well-being and professional fulfillment. We host, support and endorse a series of events and workshops for faculty to learn and practice new skills for leadership. We offer these periodic workshops on various topics—and are always interested in your suggestions. Please email OFD@mssm.edu to let us know what leadership development topics we can help you with.


Coaching and Appreciation Workshops for Faculty Leaders Offered twice a year.

Cosponsored by the OWBR, OFD, Talent Development and Learning, Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice, and the Office of Excellence in Patient Care.

Please email OFD@mssm.edu for announcements or more information.  These courses may also be offered to individual groups upon request.  

These two courses provide an opportunity free of charge to enhance leadership skills and improve well-being of teams. This program includes two, one-hour interactive workshops with small groups. The two workshops are:
  1. Coaching for GROWth provides tangible tools to operationalize the GROW coaching model, finding purpose, and humble inquiry plus several real-life cases to operationalize these tools into practice.
  2. Leveling Up Praise and Appreciation addresses strategies to identify praiseworthy and prideworthy moments and show appreciation to colleagues with authenticity and regularity.
See the online resources to access all materials from the workshop including Grand Rounds recordings to build inspired teams and cultivate health-care professional well-being, quick sheets to understand conceptual models and practical skills for coaching and appreciating team members, and a list of peer-reviewed articles on leadership skills and improving well-being among health care providers.

Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD) Program

Sponsored by ConduiTS

The curriculum of this 12-month program includes modules in self-discovery, communication, influence, negotiation, difficult conversations, inspiring trust, and embracing diversity. The program is comprised of monthly workshops, supplemented by online videos and resources, personal and peer coaching, and a leadership-focused capstone project.
Faculty Success Program This program is designed to help junior faculty transform their personal and professional lives through increased research productivity, aligning your time with your priorities, and living a full and healthy life beyond campus. This program incorporates empirically tested methods to improve research productivity through intense accountability, coaching, and peer support. This 12-week online program is offered throughout the year, and you’re eligible for enrollment discounts through the ISMMS institutional membership. Please email OFD@mssm.edu for more information.
Talent Development and Leadership Courses This office offers a wide range courses and programs centered on improving the patient experience, strengthening leadership capacity, and enhancing staff engagement. When connected to Mount Sinai internet, browse the overview page and course listing.
Master of Science in Health Care Delivery Leadership This formal degree program is designed for experienced health care professionals to help them better manage and lead health care delivery organizations, drive change, solve complex problems, and create dynamic new approaches that will improve the quality, value, and cost of patient care.

Mount Sinai Health Network and Downtown Physician Leadership Academy

Cosponsored by the Mount Sinai Health Network, Mount Sinai Doctors, the Office of Excellence in Patient Care, and Talent Development and Learning  

This program provides foundational role and leadership training for medical directors and high-performing physician leaders of ambulatory practices aligned to the Mount Sinai Health Network and Mount Sinai Doctors. It includes personal leadership development courses such as building trust, influence, navigating conflict and challenging conversations, coaching and feedback, and goal-setting. Once participants complete the foundational work, they can embark upon strategic projects aligned to the organization’s priorities, enabling hands-on learning and the opportunity to help drive positive change.  

External Leadership Training Opportunities

We can also direct you toward well-regarded external programs in leadership development, including: