Q.     Who is eligible for enrollment in the Leadership Academy?

A.     Most categories of members of ASE are eligible for nomination*. The ideal candidate is a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE), or a person who will achieve FASE by completion of the program; someone willing to invest 15-20 years to help ASE advance its goals and initiatives.

It is the goal to have at least one participant from each of ASE’s Council specialty areas (cardiac sonography, perioperative echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, and pediatric and congenital heart disease) for a balanced program.

Q.     I am not a physician. Can I still participate and will the educational content be pertinent to me?

A.     Yes, the online educational content for the course has been reviewed by members of the Council on Cardiovascular Sonography. The topics were selected for broad applications to leadership training and will be helpful to all emerging leaders.

Q     When does enrollment open for the first cohort?

A.     July 1, 2018

Q.     What is the deadline for nominations for the first cohort?

A.     September 4, 2018. Participants selected for the program will be notified by October 1, 2018.

Q.     What materials are required for nomination?

A.     Letter of nomination from ASE current and/or past Board of Director member; copy of current CV or resume; one additional letter of support (optional); personal statement (under 500 words) on why you are interested in the program and what you can give back to the Society.

 Q.      Who can nominate me for the program?

A.     Applicants can self-nominate, but they must have supporting nomination letters from a current or past member of the ASE Board of Directors.   Click here for list.

Q.     How much will the program cost?

A.     The enrollment fee is $350 (payable in full or in two installments of $175). The fee includes all educational content (an estimated value of $5,000 per participant). 

If a nominee is not selected for enrollment, all but $50 of the amount paid will be refunded within 30 days of notification.

Travel and accommodations will be covered to attend the opening educational session, November 16, 2018, in Cary, N.C. There will be expenses that ASE will not cover including travel, accommodation or registration for the mandatory live meetings to be held during ASE’s June Scientific Sessions in Portland, OR, 2019 or Denver, CO, June 2020.

Q.     How long is the program?

A.     November 2018 – October 2020

Q.     What are my time commitments?

A.     Participants must attend the in-person meeting scheduled for 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Friday, November 16, 2018, in Cary, N.C.

Participants will be expected to review one online educational module every six weeks (self-directed) and participate in a one-hour group webinar to discuss the module.  See calendar.

Participants are expected to apply for a committee position during the November 2018 – January 4, 2019 Call for Volunteers.  Leadership Academy participants will be appointed to serve on an ASE Council, Committee and/or Task Force for the following year (July – June).

Participants are expected to attend a mandatory half-day meeting at ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions in Portland, OR, June 2019 and Denver, CO in June 2020. 

Participants will take part in a one-on-one online CPI assessment and debriefing in fall of 2020.

Q.     How will the program benefit my career?

A.     Participants will be matched with an ASE leader as a senior advisor for the program and will receive guidance on how to apply what they learn to their current and future career goals; feedback directed to enhance their leadership skills to excel in personal practice as well as being a leader in ASE and other societies; learnings in the fundamentals of leadership in an ever-changing medical environment; and understanding of their leadership style and how to put these new skills into action for career advancement.

Q.     Is CME provided for participants enrolled in the Leadership Academy?

A.     Yes. ASE has partnered with the American Association of Physician Leaders (AAPL) to provide the educational content for the Leadership Academy.  AAPL is accredited by the ACCME to provide Physician Category 1 credits for each activity hour spent.   Non-physicians will receive Certificates of Participation.

A well-respected non-profit, for more than 40 years, AAPL has helped medical professionals develop their leadership skills through education, career development and by providing a supportive community of peers. For more information on AAPL, visit their website.

Q.     What is the selection process for the Leadership Academy?

A.     For the first cohort, ASE’s Governance Task Force will review all nominations and make final selection of course participants. All future cohorts will be selected by ASE’s Nominations Committee.  (Members of the Governance Task Force are not eligible for nomination.)

*Members employed full or part-time by industry are not eligible for enrollment.