Introduction to the Special Issue of the SBM Mid-Career Leadership Institute: Leadership and behavioral medicine in context

Marian L. Fitzgibbon, Caryn Peterson, Lila J. Rutten, Amy Yaroch

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Abstract

In 2016, we established the year-long Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Mid-Career Leadership Institute. Individuals are often selected for leadership positions without intentional training in needed leadership skills, including strategic planning, building collaborative teams, goal setting, negotiation, and communication. The purpose of the Leadership Institute is to: (a) provide opportunities for mid-career professionals to build and sustain their leadership capacity; (b) create cohorts of connected fellows in behavioral medicine fields, disciplines, and institutions, who can support one another throughout their professional careers; and (c) enhance specific skills needed to navigate the challenges of mid-career. Over the first 4 years of the Institute, 139 fellows have participated, representing 35 states. Most of the fellows hold PhDs (93%) as a terminal degree. This special issue is dedicated to the leadership experiences of fellows, faculty, senior SBM mentors, peer mentors, and executive coaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)862-864
Number of pages3
JournalTranslational behavioral medicine
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

Keywords

  • Academia
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Leadership
  • Mid-career

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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