HODN Monthly Meeting - May 2018

May 02, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

United Way of Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77008
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Developing 21st Century Leaders: How a Major Cancer Center Built, Evolved and Continues to Transform its Leadership Program.

Join the HODN for our monthly meeting with Janis Apted Yadiny, the Associate Vice President for Faculty and Academic Development, to engage in a real-life review of UT MD Anderson’s faculty leadership development program.

Since 2002, UT MD Anderson has invested in leadership development of its faculty and administrative staff.  They started with relatively low expertise in the field of leadership development, had the resources to redesign and expand programming; and offered leadership support services such as individual coaching and group team alignment coaching. Along the way, they learned that a comprehensive and integrated strategy for leadership excellence was critical to sustaining the institution’s top-ranked position in cancer research and patient care.  Sixteen years later, now with deep expertise in leadership development, they are still challenged by the need to develop 21st century leaders in a rapidly changing, growingly complex global environment.  Their experiences ring true wherever they have offered leadership development programs and presentations – at AORTIC in Marrakesh, Morocco, in 16 years of work in Japan, in Puerto Rico, at our Global Academic Programs annual conferences around the world.  Join us to learn more about the history of UT MD Anderson’s Faculty leadership program, and also bring your ideas for an interactive session on how UT MD Anderson can continue to evolve their leadership program.


About Our Guest Speaker - Janis Apted Yadini

Janis Apted Yadini, MLS, is the Associate Vice President for Faculty and Academic Development at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  She has worked in higher education, health care, and international development organizations in Canada, England, Switzerland, Tunisia, Puerto Rico, Japan and the U.S.

In her current position, Ms Yadiny is responsible for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive faculty development program for 1,800 research and clinical faculty, and over 4,000 trainees including postdoctoral and clinical fellows.  Programming includes I*CARE (Interpersonal Communication and Relationship Enhancement for health care providers), Career and Entrepreneurship Education, Faculty Productivity and Organizing Services, the Faculty Mentoring Program, and all the faculty leadership development programs including the Supervisory and Management Program, the Heart of Leadership, and the Faculty Leadership Academy.  Ms Yadiny is also responsible for the executive coaching program for new faculty leaders and is a certified executive coach herself. 


Faculty and Academic Development provides one-on-one career counseling to individuals and consulting services to faculty leaders including the planning and facilitation of department retreats and team alignments.  As an experienced internal consultant and facilitator, Ms Yadiny works with department chairs, division heads, and executive leaders to enhance psychological safety, productivity and effectiveness in clinical, research, and administrative teams.

The Faculty and Academic Development Program and its services are nationally recognized for their comprehensiveness and quality. The faculty leadership development programs have been viewed as model programs since their inception in 2002.


$30.00 Monthly Meeting - Members Only
$25.00 Earlybird rate before April 27

$35.00 Guest Ticket
$30.00 Earlybird rate before April 27