The Leadership in Academic Medicine Program LAMP Bindercover(LAMP) is a year-long, cohort-based faculty development and orientation program for faculty in the second and third years of their appointment. The seminars introduce participants to the fundamentals of career planning, self-management and leadership skills. As a result of this program faculty have tools that will enable them to accomplish their primary career goals and aspirations.

The 2017-2018 curriculum includes sessions specifically designed for both clinicians and research faculty and involves a one-on-one coaching session with a senior faculty member. Tentative curriculum topics include:

  • Managing Professionals
  • Giving Feedback
  • Understanding Personality Style Differences
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Maintaining Balance in your Work
  • Managing Grant Budgets
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Practices

Please note that our topics may change based on the feedback from previous participants and speaker availability.


Because of the time investment required for LAMP, we ask that all applicants solicit a letter of support from their chair or division director. It is our expectation that LAMP participants will commit to attend all nine sessions during the academic year. Space is limited to ensure a personalized approach to your academic goals and career plan.

How to apply

Step 1: Nomination Process

  • Interested faculty must request a brief nomination from their department chair or division director.  These can be submitted by email to
  • Nominations due: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Step 2: Application Process

  • Once we receive your nomination, we will contact you to submit a one-page document describing your career goals and what you most want to accomplish in the next three years along with your CV.  This can also be submitted by email to
  • Goals Statement and CV due: Friday, July 28, 2017

We must receive BOTH your nomination letter and your goals statement no later than 

Friday, July 28, 2017 to be considered for this year’s cohort.

For questions, please contact Emily Walvoord, Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, at or call (317) 278-3089.

Date & Time
Locations Topic (Tenative)
September 21,
2- 5 p.m.
Fairbanks Hall 1109/1111 Introduction to LAMP
The Challenge of Managing Professionals

October 12,
2 – 5 p.m.

TBD Personality Types and Work Styles
Delivering and Receiving Effective Feedback

November 9,
2 – 5 p.m.

TBD Promotion & Tenure Process
Clinical Faculty: Turning your Clinical Work into Scholarship
Research Faculty: Mentoring Matters

December 14,
2 – 5 p.m.

Fairbanks Hall 1112 Leadership: Everyone’s Responsibility
Planning Your Career in Academic Medicine

January 4,
2 – 5 p.m.

TBD Revving Up Your Team: How to Motivate People
Presenting Yourself on Paper: CV & Personal Statements
February Varied Locations Career Development Consultation Sessions

March 8,
2 – 5 p.m.

TBD How to Give a Great Lecture
Effective Teaching in Academic Medicine

April 12,
2 – 5 p.m.

TBD Conflict Management and the Art of Negotiation
How to Build Your Resilience

May 10,
2 – 5 p.m.

TBD Finding Your Voice: Leadership from the Middle
Closing Celebration

Tentative Presenters

Bart Besinger
Steve Bogdewic
David Crabb
Mary Dankoski
Jay Hess
Krista Hoffmann-Longtin
Matt Holley
Susan Kunkle
Ed Liechty
Megan Palmer
Michele Saysana
Emily Walvoord