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Leadership Development Program

Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a year-long interactive learning experience for US/Canadian vascular surgeons who are 5-10 years out of training. A series of webinars, mentoring and a 1.5-day in-person workshop will serve as the curriculum to guide each participant as they identify and tackle real-life challenges faced by leaders in vascular surgery.   

The aim is for the participants to reach their full potential as leaders and make a positive impact in the specialty, in their workplace and community, and other areas of importance in their life. 

Program content is drawn from the highest quality research on leadership with an intense focus on applying this knowledge to the real-life challenges. 

The 2021-2022 application window has closed. Stay tuned for 2022-2023 application information.

Program Information

Content highlights include expert guest faculty sessions such as:

  • The business and economics of health care
  • Decisions in the C-Suite
  • The science and physics of leadership
  • Personality styles, leadership styles and emotional intelligence
  • Conflict and negotiation

A core faculty of vascular surgeons will develop and deliver customized content such as:

  • Leading Self: Modeling the way, building credibility and trust in leadership
  • Leading Others: Building and sustaining high-performance teams; encouraging the heart and optimizing motivation
  • Leading Change: Inspiring shared vision, challenging the process, leading change
  • Leading Results: Strategy development and execution


A cohort of 25-30 surgeons will be selected.

$700 fee includes all materials and events related to the program. Participants will be responsible for flights and hotels to attend in-person meetings and VAM.   


A series of leadership-oriented webinars taking place throughout the duration of the program.

Live In-Person Meeting

1-1.5 days in Rosemont, IL 


  • Completed application
  • Submitted Curriculum Vitae
  • Commitment for participation in all events  
  • Letter of support from your department, division or practice confirming support for time and financial assistance for travel, housing, the $700 registration fee, and VAM travel and registration fees.

Supported in part through an unrestricted educational grant provided by Boston Scientific, and Gore.


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