National Leadership Conference for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

About the ACOG National Leadership Institute

ACOG National Leadership Institute
2017 Curriculum

Arrival Day

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

6:00 pm — Registration & Reception—optional!
Rizzo Conference Center

Day 1

Thursday, March 23, 2017

6:30–8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet Available — DuBose House

7:00 am

Registration — Loudermilk Hall, Magnolia Room G

8:00 am

Welcome, Opening Session, Orientation, and Introductions
AnnaMarie Connolly, MD, FACOG

Barbara Levy, MD, FACOG
Bert Peterson, MD, FACOG

Claudia Fernandez, DrPH

9:00 am

Leading and Managing Others Using Insights from the MBTI

Claudia Fernandez, DrPH

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Mike McMahon Motivational Lecture & Luncheon
Motivating Women vs. Men

Coach Anson Dorrance, UNC Women's Soccer

1:00–3:00 pm

Creating and Leading Transformation: The Change Style Indicator

Claudia Fernandez, DrPH

3:00 pm


3:20 pm

360 Feedback Results
Claudia Fernandez, DrPH

5:00 pm

Reception Opens — Magnolia AB

5:15 pm

Welcome Address                                                                      
ACOG Presidential Address: My Life on the Leadership Road  

Thomas Gellhaus, MD

6:00 pm

Welcome Dinner

Day 2

Friday, March 24, 2017

6:00–6:45 am

Yoga (optional)

6:30–7:30 am

Breakfast Buffet Availabe — DuBose house

7:30 am

Applying the Best Science to Decision Making                   

Bert Peterson, MD, FACOG

8:30–9:30 am

Advocacy Skills Practice

Barbara Levy, MD, FACOG

9:30 am


9:45–12:30 pm

Media Training for Physician Leaders

Norm Hartman

12:30 pm


1:15 pm

Transport to Ropes Course

2:00–6:00 pm

Team Building Adventure: Just What the Heck is this Trust Thing?

Triangle Training Center Low Ropes Course           

6:00 pm

Welcome to North Carolina: NC Cultural Fusion Dinner Onsite

Day 3

Saturday, March 25, 2017

6:00–6:45 am

Yoga (optional)

6:30–8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet Availabe — DuBose house

8:00–8:45 am

Leadership Success and Derailment                                        
Claudia Fernandez, DrPH

8:45–10:45 am
(~9:30 am break)

FIRO-B: How your Behaviors are Seen and Read in Organizations,
FIRO-B in 3-Dimensions

Claudia Fernandez, DrPH

10:50–11:00 am


11:00 am–12:00 pm

ACOG and Policy: Update Session and Q&A with current leaders

Barbara Levy, MD, FACOG
Heywood Brown, MD, FACOG

12:00 pm–12:50 pm

Lunch with Executive Coaches

*Please sit at the mythical city table that matches your nametag*

12:50 pm

Group Photo Session

1:00–5:20 pm

Rotating Sessions:

Session 1: 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Session 2: 2:30 pm - 3:50 pm

Session 3: 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm


Fellows will rotate through each of these three sessions in the afternoon:

  • Personal Executive Coaching for Personal Leadership Development Planning  (You will be escorted by your Coach to your Mythical City)

  • Systematic Approach to Mentoring                  
    AnnaMarie Connolly, MD, FACOG & Jim Martin, MD, FACOG
    *Please also make sure you get your individual photo taken
    before you engage in the mentoring session*
  • Peer Coaching                                 
    Claudia Fernandez, DrPH

7:15 pm

Dinner/Awards Session                                                              

Super Surprise Risk-Taking/Creativity Activity!

Day 4

Sunday, March 26, 2017

6:30–7:15 am

Yoga (optional)

6:30–8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet Availabe — DuBose House

8:00 am–10:00 am

Negotiation Skills     
Dave Roberts

10:00–10:20 pm


10:30 am–11:00 am

Negotiation Skills (continued)

11:30 am–1:00pm

Lunch (and time to check out if needed)

1:00 pm

Communication in Crisis
Claudia Fernandez, DrPH & AnnaMarie Connolly, MD, FACOG

2:00 pm


AnnaMarie Connolly, MD, FACOG & Bert Peterson, MD, FACOG

2:15 pm

Program Closing/Adjourn

2:30 pm

Board the bus — Transport to airport