The 2024 program cohort will include 12-15 alumni from Foundations of Leadership cohorts. Participants will virtually attend classroom-style modules the fourth Thursday of each month* (3 hours each via Zoom, starting at 9:00 am PT/12:00pm ET), and engage in discussions and assigned projects in between modules. Participants will work in groups to develop a program project for presentation at the finale. See Program Timeline for more information. *The first module will be held on a Friday.
In Module 1 program participants will review some of the basic concepts they learned in the Foundations program, examining how they have implemented the material and how their self-awareness and behaviors have shifted. Additionally, participants will be introduced to three basic stages of the leadership process. The module will conclude with participants identifying their level of commitment to choosing behaviors that are aligned with their intentions.Close
In Module 2 participants will explore the leadership process in depth including the drivers of each stage of the process and the behavioral continua along which one’s leadership style can be measured. Through self-reflection and reference to the results of an assessment taken prior to this module, participants will gain insight into how their inherent priorities manifest in their leadership style. The knowledge and insight gained from this module will help participants as they transition their thinking from their individual interactions with others to how their daily behaviors and ways of working impact their current or will impact their future teams. Finally, participants will start to consider the type of environment they want to create for their teams and the standards to which they will ask their teams to adhere.Close
In Module 3 participants will shift their focus from themselves to their teams, while still considering their role as a leader in shaping the environment their teams experience. Participants will learn about Climate and use a self-assessment of the Climate created by their own leader to understand the impact of behaviors on team members’ experiences. This module will provide participants with an opportunity to self-examine the type of Climate they may be creating for their own current or future teams, and how their current behavioral tendencies are/will impact their team’s experience and their likelihood of achieving the results they desire as a leader.Close
In Module 4 participants will analyze case studies in leadership. Through readings and videos participants will have an opportunity to observe the leadership of others and discuss the choices the leaders of interest made, the impact they had on others/their teams, and what they might have done differently depending on their desired impact. Further, participants will continue their work with and understanding of the Leadership Process towards planning and implementing their personal leadership goals. By the end of this module participants will have a head start in creating a plan for themselves towards developing and refining their leadership behaviors to be in alignment with their goals.Close
In Module 5 participants will work with an assigned program group to develop a leadership case study and analysis that they will present to and facilitate discussion among the rest of the cohort. The program will wrap up with a cohort activity designed to underscore some of the concepts discussed throughout the program.Close
Dr. Diane Klotz is the Chief Learning Officer and Associate Dean of Administration and Professional Development in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, CA. In this position Diane oversees a team responsible for creating and delivering innovative programs to support the professional growth and complement the scientific education and training of Sanford Burnham Prebys graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. She also participates in institute-wide efforts in strategic planning with respect to education and training initiatives, and serves as an advisor to faculty on education and training best practices and to executive leadership on education and training policy. Most recently, Diane was selected to lead a new Sanford Burnham Prebys initiative to develop a leadership competencies model and new leadership development program for all employees.
Diane received her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Tulane University, and pursued her postdoctoral research training at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS, NIH). Diane’s research focused on cross-talk between steroid hormone receptor and growth factor signaling pathways in the female reproductive tract. Outside the lab, Diane served as a member and chair of the NIEHS postdoctoral association and was a member and chair of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors, where she remains active as chair of the NPA Advisory Council. Diane has served on the NIH study sections for the NIH Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) Award program and served as a member of the NIH BEST External Scientific Panel of advisors.
Diane’s career path has been shaped by her observations of and experiences with how scientific organizations function and how scientific leaders strive to effect change and make progress. Her focus in the education and training of scientists at all levels and in all career paths is on helping scientists find their voices as high impact leaders who are able to guide their teams with compassion, clarity, vision, and intent. Toward this end, Diane worked with academic labs, professional associations, and biotech companies towards developing high-performing teams and cultures that support them. Diane is a certified DiSC® facilitator, Influence Style Indicator™ facilitator, and MBTI® practitioner, and has achieved comprehensive certification in Conflict Management and Change Management from Kilmann Diagnostics, along with a certificate for Negotiation and Leadership from the Harvard Program on Negotiation.
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You MUST have completed the Foundations of Leadership Program.
The program's cohort of peer emerging leaders will be committed to fully engage in all program activities and support their fellow participants.
To be accepted into the program, complete the application form in full. The parts of the application include: