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Valor Leadership and Coaching

After Successful First Run, Valor Leadership and Coaching is Back

Application Deadline has passed.

Limited slots are available for the second cohort of URMC’s Valor Leadership and Coaching Program, which will launch in September. The innovative program offers one-on-one leadership coaching and access to a robust online learning platform to SMD faculty across the clinical, education, and research enterprises.

URMC partners with Valor to offer the program, which can benefit established leaders, those who see themselves someday taking a leadership role, or those who simply want to enhance their skills. It reflects our institutional commitment to helping faculty grow professionally and expand their skillsets.

The program was first offered last year, with 99 faculty members completing it. Extremely positive feedback from participants in our first cohort was received, which underscores the effectiveness of this program. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone, at whatever career stage, to strengthen existing skills or to acquire new and valuable skills and insights.

Valor participants spend about 30 minutes each week during the six-month program working independently on online exercises in addition to regular conversations with coaches. Valor coaches help participants identify goals and develop an action plan; all communication with them is confidential, and scheduling is flexible.

Along with coaching, participants receive access to Valor’s digital platform, which includes ongoing course content, continuous messaging with their coaches, and the chance to connect with a community of engaged high performers.

Applications for the Leadership Development and Coaching program for the second cohort of URMC’s Valor Leadership and Coaching Program are due by July 31, 2023.
The Application Deadline has passed.

Interest in the first cohort was so strong that many of the slots in the second cohort will be filled by faculty members from last year’s waiting list. As a result, anyone interested in this year’s program is encouraged to apply promptly. Successful applicants will be notified. There is no cost for SMD faculty for participating in this program.

For questions, please contact Janine Shapiro, M.D.

Valor | Digital Leadership & Performance Coaching Platform