Core Leadership Competencies

Healthy Cultures

Developing dynamic faculty cultures that promote professional wellness, cohesive teams and the retention of faculty talent


  • Has a department mission/vision statement that demonstrates core values of the department.
  • Builds professional skills of faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrates concern over faculty personal success and well being.
  • Established on-boarding and mentorship program.
  • Consistent understanding of the established core values of the culture.
  • Ability to adapt to significant external changes (i.e. COVID, environmental disasters…).
  • Actively champions a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Assessment Questions

  • Do you currently believe that your program’s culture can be described as healthy?
  • What key words would you use to describe the current culture?
  • What five initiatives could you start that would enhance the culture of your program?
  • What programs have you developed to actively promote diversity, equity and inclusion?
  • Do faculty wellness programs exist? Are they structured, evaluated, etc.? Are your faculty actively involved in these programs?
  • Describe the top retention challenge that your program faces.
  • What initiatives have you led to improve faculty retention?
  • What programs have you either developed or utilized for faculty professional development?
  • What mechanisms do you utilize for provider satisfaction, performance of meaningful exit interviews, process to resolve disputes?
  • What measures have you enacted to ensure your culture continues to be healthy in the face of ongoing COVID and/or other external challenges?


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