Leadership Development Course

Join us for the annual ATA Leadership Development Course. Learn about your leadership style and how you can be a more effective organizational leader. Discover opportunities for leadership within the ATA, and network with others on similar career paths. Leadership skills gained in this course will be applicable to your own institution and your current and future leadership role within the ATA.

Wednesday, October 30, 2024

7:45 AM – 8:00 AM

Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM


Michael McDermott, MD, ATA President

8:05 AM – 8:30 AM

Introductions & Ice Breaker

8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Finding Your Leadership Style – DiSC®️ model – Everything DiSC Work of Leaders®️

In this session you will use the DiSC model to:
1. Discover your leadership style and priorities on the Everything DiSC®️ Leadership Map.
2. Learn about the Everything DiSC Work of Leaders®️ process and how your DiSC style influences your behavior in each step of the process.
3. Learn three drivers of crafting a vision, three drivers of alignment, and three drivers of execution.
4. Understand the behaviors that characterize each driver and how they may impact your effectiveness.
5. Discover how you approach each driver.
6. Learn about your strengths and challenges in the Work of Leaders®️ process.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Networking Lunch

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Negotiation Skills

Jennifer Perkins, MD, UCSF

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Leadership Panel with ATA Leaders & Speed Networking

Moderated discussion with ATA leaders from various disciplines. Learn about their paths to leadership positions at their institutions and within the ATA.

  • Laura Boucai, MD – Moderator
  • Tracy Tylee, MD – Moderator
  • Michael Tuttle, MD
  • Julie Anne Sosa, MD
  • Megan Haymart, MD
  • Douglas Forrest, PhD

4:15 PM

Wrap up

Laura Boucai, MD and Tracy Tylee, MD

4:30 PM