2023 LE&E Advanced Leadership Development Program Participants

Elevated Leadership Tools for Advanced Leaders

The goal of the program is to provide mid-career physicians (10-20 years post-fellowship completion) who are ACG members, with the opportunity to further develop comprehensive leadership skills. The program will develop a cohesive group of peer leaders who will serve as problem-solving consultants for each other and the College. The program will enhance the ability of these individuals to:

  • Become effective and impactful leaders
  • Learn how to embrace and become agents of change
  • Elevate colleagues and trainees through mentorship and sponsorship
  • Enhance their flexibility and adaptability as leaders
  • Understand how to influence others
  • Develop strategic thinking skills and intentionality when leading
  • Recognize the importance of work-life integration and the power of gratitude
  • Become comfortable with vulnerability

Course Directors:

Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epid), MACG and Patrick E. Young, MD, FACG

Course components:

  • Pre-course reading and videos – May 2025
  • Attend Advanced Leadership Skills Course – June 6-8, 2025 in Washington, DC
  • Post-course online learning sessions

Course topics (June 6-8, 2025 in Washington, DC):

  • Effective and Impactful Networking
  • Improving Negotiation Strategies
  • Understanding the Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution – How to Become Comfortable with the Uncomfortable
  • Attaining Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Leadership Initiatives
  • Leadership Transitions: Tips on Timing, Strategy and a Burnout-Proof Path
  • Running an Efficient and Effective Meeting
  • Mentorship
  • Financial Literacy for the Physician Leader
  • Creating Culture, Managing Relationships & Mastering Office Politics


To facilitate a positive interactive learning environment and to encourage networking, the course will be limited to 15 attendees. Applications will be accepted from the following ACG members:

  • U.S.-based College Members 10-20 years post completion of GI fellowship training
  • A demonstrated trajectory of leadership roles in their private practice or academic institution.
  • Based in the United States


Applicants will need to submit an application, their curriculum vitae, personal statement of interest in participating in the program and a letter of nomination form from the Chief of GI, ACG Board of Trustee Member, ACG Committee Chair, or Partner, owner/co-owner, or another senior managing role in a private practice setting. Please note that the required letter of nomination is a form with 3 focused questions to be completed by the nominator. The questions and form can be found here.

Applications will be reviewed by the ACG Institute and will be notified regarding their inclusion in the program (there are no registration fees for the program).

**2025 program application portal will be open September 16, 2024 – November 15, 2024**

Eligibility & Evaluation Criteria:

To choose the participants, the Institute will assess the degree to which the applicant meets the eligibility criteria of the LE&E Advanced Leadership Program. Applicants who are ACG members, based in the United States, and mid-career (10-20 years post fellowship completion) will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Strong statements of background experience and skills development that demonstrate a strong interest in Advanced Leadership training
  • A strong letter of nomination from the 1) Chief of GI at your institution 2) ACG Board of Trustee Member, 3) ACG Committee Chair or 4) Partner, owner/co-owner, or other senior managing role in a private practice setting, who has direct knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications and leadership potential. Please note that the required letter of nomination is a form with 3 focused questions to be completed by the nominator. The questions and form can be found here.

The ACG Institute aims to support a diverse group of applicants, with respect to private practice and university-based practitioners, and geographic dispersion.

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