Recruitment is one of the most critical responsibilities of leaders to ensure the success of their departments. To avoid unsuccessful recruitment searches, all departments, regardless of their national esteem, must carefully prepare both the candidate and the department. With this preparation, departments can better present the opportunities that would attract the candidate, evaluate the cultural alignment, and to meet the candidate’s personal and professional goals. Personal respect for the candidate, not institutional arrogance, is required for successful recruitment. The Child Health Advisory Council (CHAC) and leadership of CareerPhysician discuss their perspectives on best practices to respect candidates during leadership search.
Every leader working with faculty and staff to define the mission and vision for the organization needs to articulate the core values and principles that will ignite and inspire the community. A #1 priority is providing a positive work and learning environment that supports the well-being of the organization. This conversation identifies key attributes of a healthy culture and gives examples of explicit messages that support a healthy culture.
Financial management is often an area that physician leaders have not yet developed experience prior to assuming their leadership role. The complexity of clinical reimbursements, research funding sources and institutional compensations has greatly increased the management demands for physician leaders. Fortunately, department chairs, and most division chiefs, often have an administrator available to share this responsibility. In this conversation of members of CareerPhysician’s Child Health Advisory Council, experienced leaders reflect on the nature of this relationship and how it might be maximized.
Many of our faculty may not recognize the many roles they play that require leadership perspective and skills. It is a tremendously exciting opportunity to help our faculty become the most effective leader they can be. There are many ways that clarity and education can be provided around these leadership opportunities. This discussion will highlight many of the successful modalities that leaders in academic medicine have utilized in developing and mentoring leadership skills in faculty.
Innovative and effective education programs are essential to prepare students, residents, and pediatricians to address the dynamic social and health environment facing children. Often the medical education mission is undervalued for faculty advancement and under resourced to support educators. This conversation discusses how members of the Child Health Advisory Council advanced their medical education programs.
The Child Health Advisory Council™ experts offer insight on why philanthropy is a must have, not a nice-to-have in any academic leadership search process. In this discussion, you’ll learn the four types of philanthropy and how this plays into the development process. You’ll also hear about how incorporating philanthropy in the search process better prepares candidates for their role and demonstrates institutional commitment to their success.
In our latest Pediatric Insight Conversation, The Child Health Advisory Council discusses the value of a search-related external review—for the institution, the search leader, the search committee, the candidates and the recruiters. These reviews can help identify opportunities, challenges and resources needed for a successful search and often lead to increased self-awareness by search stakeholders. Taking time and effort to understand the culture and opportunities for a candidate can ensure a more effective search and greatly minimize the chances of a failed search and continued programmatic atrophy.
While there are many challenges in building, maintaining and evaluating pediatric outreach programs, the advantages of a successful outreach program to the community and the pediatric program itself can be considerable.
In this latest discussion, the Child Health Advisory Council™ breaks down how to effectively integrate community engagement as a key strategic component of your faculty leadership, and even general faculty, recruitment processes. Whether as interviewer, dinner host, group participant, the Council discusses how involving outside parties such as community pediatricians, parental advisory groups and mental health professionals, can more effectively assist you in attracting top 1% talent and providing added value in your community engagement and philanthropic missions.
When initiating a search of a departmental leadership position, how can you assure a diverse and comprehensive applicant pool. The Child Health Advisory Council shares their experiences and evolution in thinking about how to reach a sometimes limited pool of pediatric sub-specialists.