Strategic Talent Management: Implementation and Impact of a Leadership Development Program in Radiology

Debra A. Smith, Willie L. Arnold, Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Charles Powell, Carolyn C. Meltzer

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The rapidity of change and increasing complexity of the academic medical center environment require a talented and engaged workforce with competencies in adaptability, capacity for working in empowered and diverse interprofessional teams, and self-efficacy. Radiology—a crosscutting field that interfaces with most other biomedical disciplines and that is often at the forefront of technological disruption—is a potentially ideal venue to focus professional and leadership development to create positive organizational value. In this report, we detail the design of and 9-year experience with a departmental leadership academy at a large academic center intended to foster team-based skills in early to midcareer faculty and staff. Over the past decade, 100 participants have completed the program with 80% retention, substantial professional growth, and increased capacity for mentoring others. This in-house, customized leadership development program is aligned with our strategic and cultural imperative to promote nimble, engaged, and empowered teams in a diverse and inclusive setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)992-998
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019


  • Gender
  • diversity
  • leadership
  • professional development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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