The ABLE Program for Faculty

The ABLE Program

Creating a culture of coaching in which every faculty member is invested and engaged in professional growth.

The ABLE Program is designed to accelerate career development for junior faculty in their chosen pathway by pairing them in a one-year program with a personal coach. The program involves training in aspects of career development that include strategies to build resilience, enhance professional skills, and learn the infrastructure that supports their chosen domain. The training will be accomplished through small group discussions, lectures, and participation in online programs available within the institution. In addition, regular meetings with the personal coach, a senior faculty member, will enhance the value of the program. The ABLE Program supplements existing mentor relationships.

Objectives

Deliver effective skill building programs to all faculty aligned with the department’s mission

Develop coaching and leadership skills among program participants

Increase faculty productivity within their chosen field as measured by grant funding, publications, and national visibility in a leadership role

Build resilience through training in effective strategies for managing time, stress and fatigue

Improve awareness of APT process and accelerate preparation of high quality dossier in chosen track

Every year, two faculty are selected for each of the following domains:

Goals

  • Develop a career plan, including review of D-APT requirements and prepare dossier

  • Participate in monthly leadership development seminars organized by the department

  • Complete Meyers Briggs inventory and 360° evaluation

  • Incorporate effective strategies for managing time, stress and fatigue

  • Complete a structured program including courses on translational research offered by the School of Medicine and Duke Translational Research Institute

  • Complete a manuscript writing/grant writing/presentation skills workshop

  • Submit one competitive grant application

  • Learn the institutional infrastructure that supports translational research, including grant management and IACUC/IRB policies

  • Complete a structured program including courses on clinical research offered by the School of Medicine and Duke Clinical Research Institute

  • Complete a manuscript writing/grant writing/presentation skills workshop

  • Submit one competitive grant application

  • Learn the institutional infrastructure that supports clinical research (CARE), including grant management and IRB policies

  • Attend perioperative clinical operations meetings as determined by coach/team lead

  • Deliver one mentored project in a specific area of clinical operations

  • Apply for external funding for projects in the area of clinical operations

  • Design and implement a specific education research project

  • Complete course on curriculum design and evaluation

  • Learn the institutional infrastructure that supports education, including GME resources

  • Apply for external funding for research projects on education

The ABLE Program

Selection and Eligibility

All junior faculty at the rank of assistant professor or instructor are encouraged to apply for ABLE Scholarship. All applicants to the program will be screened by both domain Coaches and discussed with team leads. Recommendations will be made by team leads to the senior cabinet for final selection. Unsuccessful candidates will be encouraged to reapply. Those in a grant application cycle, or within 2 years of promotion eligibility will be prioritized. Faculty at the associate professor rank may also apply for the ABLE program; selection will be approved by Team Leads in consultation with the VC for faculty development and department chair.

Coaches will meet with their assigned ABLE Scholars as often as required, but at least every month to set goals and review progress. Team Leads will meet with Coaches every quarter to review progress and discuss opportunities and barriers within the broad goals of the ABLE program. Team Leads will meet with the VC for faculty development every six months to review progress. The VC will provide the department chair an annual report for each domain.

You can apply to the ABLE Program by using the form below.

One page statement about why you would like to enroll in the ABLE program.

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Questions?

Contact Jaime Cooke, program coordinator, at jaime.cooke@duke.edu or 919-681-6532.

Timeline

Applications Open - August 15th
Application Deadline - September 28th
Selection Process Begins - September 30th
Selection Process Ends - October 8th
Selection Announcement - October 14th
2019 ABLE Program Begins - January 2, 2019
2019 ABLE Program Ends - December 2019

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