APC's Pathology Leadership Academy

Designed to build and strengthen leadership skills and knowledge for current and future leaders in academic pathology, the January 2022 PLA will focus on managing change, resiliency, personal development for leadership, and interviewing skills. The PLA will be held January 15-16, 2022 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ. Attendees may participate in person or remotely via Zoom. To maintain the small-group quality of past PLAs, overall attendance will be capped at 65 registrants. Please encourage your promising faculty to apply for the January 2022 PLA to develop their academic leadership potential! See complete application and program details below.


Applicants must:

  1. Be an APC Pathology Leadership Fellow* -or- a faculty member in an APC member Department of Pathology.
  2. Have a minimum of three years' experience in an academic Department of Pathology, or comparable practice or management experience in a healthcare field.
  3. Have demonstrated professional leadership potential by virtue of their accomplishments.

Note: People without the credentials above may be considered based upon additional information provided on the registration form. Registrations that are not approved will be refunded.

Application Process & Requirements*

  1. Applications will be accepted until December 17, 2021 (or until sold out). Applications, including a PDF of the applicant’s CV, must be submitted through the online application/registration form. Applications must be complete to be considered.
  2. Tuition is $1,095. All meals will be provided for in-person attendees. Attendees' hotel stays are not included in tuition; APC has secured a discounted hotel rate of $405/night (single) or $430/night (double) - Includes one night single or double room, fees, and taxes; excludes parking; no resort fees apply
  3. Applicants' acceptance will be confirmed by email on a rolling basis within 3 business days of application.

*Note: For APLF fellows, eligibility has been pre-determined and the PLA registration fee was paid as part of your APLF program fee. You will complete the registration process to select your arrival and departure dates (for the hotel reservation) and to provide other essential in-person information. For APLF fellows attending in-person, only hotel fees will be invoiced. APLF fellows may register to attend remotely at NO additional fee, but are strongly encouraged to attend in-person to maximize their APLF program experience.

Registration – Now Open at https://apc.memberclicks.net/pla-jan-2022!

The fee includes, for the registered attendee only:

  • Access to PLA Workshop Sessions and recordings;
  • Dinner on Saturday, January 15th;
  • Breakfast, lunch, and breaks on Sunday, January 16th.

The Hotel Accommodations Include:

  • ONE Hotel Night - arriving Saturday 1/15, departing Sunday 1/16
  • OPTIONAL: Extra person in hotel room (NOT attending PLA meals or events); Indicate "Double" on the hotel reservation
  • OPTIONAL (additional fee): Extra hotel night(s) at group rate

When registering, be prepared to upload a PDF of your CV, as well as respond to the following questions:

  • Briefly describe your responsibilities in your current position, especially those in which you play a leadership role.
  • What are your specific 5-year career goals? Be as concrete as possible.
  • How can attending the APC's Pathology Leadership Academy help you accomplish your goals?
  • For non-eligible registrants only, briefly detail your interest in the PLA program.

Registration is complete upon payment. Registrations that are deemed not eligible will be refunded. Please review the Meeting Registration Health, Safety & Cancellation Policy Checklist before proceeding with registration.

Program Details

This event is offered in-person at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ, and remotely via Zoom. Some portions of the meeting are only available to in-person registrants. Please review the program details below before proceeding with registration.

Dinner (Sat 1/15 - Local/MOUNTAIN Time) –  Topic: Managing Change

5:30p-6:00p – Cocktails and Networking (for in-person registrants)

6:00p-6:30p – Seating and Dinner Service (for in-person registrants)

6:30p-6:45p – Brief Overview of Behavioral Interviewing and the STARR Technique, Jennifer Hunt, University of Florida College of Medicine

6:45p-7:15p – Mock Interview Questions to Panelists to Center Around Managing Change, Asking Them to Model the STARR Technique in their Answers, Panelists: Barbara Ducatman, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Karen Kaul, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Nitin Karandikar, University of Iowa College of Medicine

7:15p-7:45p – Pair up and Practice Answering Behavioral Interview Questions at the Table (for remote registrants, this activity will happen in break-out rooms via Zoom)

7:45p – Wrap-up and Instructions for Next Day

Workshop Day (Sun 1/16 - in Local/MOUNTAIN Time) – Topic: Personal Development for Leadership

7:15a-7:45a  Networking Breakfasts (for in-person registrants)

7:45a – Opening Remarks, Jennifer Hunt, University of Florida College of Medicine, Amyn Rojiani, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine

8:00a-9:00a – Keynote Address: Resilient Leadership: The Role of Well-Being in Individual and Organizational PerformanceLaurie Baedke

9:00a-10:00a – Giving and Receiving Feedback, Lydia Howell, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Jennifer Hunt, University of Florida College of Medicine

10:00a-10:15a – Break

10:15a-10:45a – Time ManagementJennifer Hunt, University of Florida College of Medicine

10:45a-11:30a – Productivity Hacks, Moderated by Dani Zander, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Panelists: Jennifer Baccon, Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine, David Roth, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Mike Laposata, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston

11:30a-12:15p – Networking Lunch

12:15p-4:15p – Afternoon Workshop with Laurie Baedke on the Following Topics:

Leveling Up in Leadership: Navigating Your Career Ascent
Curate Your Circle: Impactful Networking Strategies for Leaders
Mentor, Coach, Lead to Peak Professional Performance
Developing and Executing Your Personal Strategic Plan: Mission, Vision, Values, Goals, and Tactics

4:15p – Wrap-upJennifer Hunt, University of Florida College of Medicine

PLA registrants, Chairs and PDAS members from ALL regions may also register to attend the West-Midwest-Canada Regional Meeting, held January 11-14, 2022 at the same location (and via Zoom).  Registration and program details for the West-Midwest-Canada Regional Meeting are available at https://www.apcprods.org/m-regional-meetings.


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