The 2024 Warner-Reynolds Leadership Academy: The Power of Community in Leadership

Friday, June 14th, 2024 from 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location:  David Rubenstein Forum (1201 E. 60th St.)
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This year’s theme will be The Power of Community in Leadership. This theme takes the shape of the power of working with the community you are a part of (and staying proximate), the power of forming community in your professional career and leadership journey, and/or the power of finding a community to support your health and wellbeing as you traverse your field. Register now to join us for a day-long program focused on developing authentic leadership and defining your own success!

The Warner-Reynolds Leadership Academy is sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Questions about the Academy can be directed to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at:

About the Warner-Reynolds Leadership Academy

In an effort to support the professional development and growth of underrepresented faculty as leaders, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts the day-long Warner-Reynolds Leadership Academy that welcomes between 25 and 40 participants annually. The academy brings together women from across the Biological Sciences Division, including mid-career faculty, staff, trainees, and students from diverse backgrounds. It helps foster a robust network for our women faculty and trainees preparing to enter the biomedical research workforce. The academy also provides a vibrant and conducive space for learning, professional development, collaboration, and crucial conversations to enhance leadership skills. Participants engage throughout the day with a keynote speaker who is a national leader and expert, breakout sessions to develop leadership skills, and roundtables with UChicago, BSD, and UChicago Medicine staff and faculty leaders.

The Warner-Reynolds Leadership Academy is funded by a generous endowment from Pritzker alumna, Nancy Warner, MD. (SSB’44, MD’49).

Previous Invited Speakers

  • Linda E. Ginzel, PhD
  • Michelle L. Buck, PhD
  • Emily Lansana, MA
  • Chelsea Vail
  • Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE
  • Julianne Sitch
  • Odette Harris, MD, MPH
  • Deborah Burnet, MD
  • Benajmin Reese, PhD
  • Brenda Ellington Booth, PhD

Previous Workshop Snapshot

  • Mentoring to Advance Faculty in Science and Medicine
  • Telling Your Leadership Story
  • Designing Your Courageous Life
  • Receiving Feedback, and How to Make It Useful
  • Choosing Leadership
  • Forming Successful Intra and Cross Disciplinary Partnerships and Projects
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