Leadership Development

To ensure a bright future for MCW and academic medicine, we must inspire and empower the next generation of leaders. We are focused on identifying, developing and supporting faculty as leaders at MCW. We link faculty to a wide array of leadership opportunities and provide innovative resources to facilitate the growth of those with leadership potential. We want to ensure that MCW’s faculty have the skills they need to be leaders in the academic health professions.

MCW Leadership Academy

MCW Leadership Academy

The MCW Leadership Academy is a collaborative program between the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the University of Milwaukee (UWM) Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business aimed at preparing faculty and staff leaders to address the challenges inherent in the ever-changing environment of academic medicine.

The program is designed to bring current, relevant business and leadership skills to leaders in an abbreviated but intense and interactive manner. Interested leaders are encouraged to express interest to their Department Chair or Institute Director if they are interested in participating.

Open AllClose All
  Academy Description

The MCW Leadership Academy is aimed at addressing the leadership and management challenges that face faculty and staff leaders. Expertise from MCW faculty and other health care industry professionals is drawn upon to ensure that instruction is application-based and participants have the opportunity to apply concepts to specific MCW situations throughout the Academy. These additional skills and best practices will be demonstrated by participants through the completion of a capstone project.

  Capstone Projects: 2017-2018
  • Establishing a Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Map App
  • Enhancement of the MCW Research Mission by Advancement of Intra-Institutional Multi-Disciplinary Collaborations
  • Improving Operating Room Efficiency
  • ROI for APP Utilization Models
  • Optimization of Patient-Reported Data for Research & Care
  • Blueprint for a Master's of Science in Medical Education Degree
  Capstone Projects: 2016-2017
  • Development of the Education Value Unit (EVU) to Measure Overall Faculty Effort and Participation at MCW
  • E-Consults: Implementation Framework for MCW Adult Practice
  • Increasing Revenue by Enhancing Grant Quality & Submission Numbers
  • Connect-Innovate-Deliver
  • Decreasing Self-Imposed Regulatory Burden and Core Inefficiencies at MCW
  • Developing a Women’s Health and Sex and Gender Medicine Curriculum for MCW Students
  Capstone Projects: 2015-2016
  • Integrating Clinical and Basic Research via Drug Discovery
  • High-Yield Education of Physicians and Providers for Improved Billing Success and Compliance
  • Transitioning Medically Complex Young Adults to Adult Care
  • Enterprise Imaging - Integrating "-ologies" for one BIG Picture
  • Development of an APP Fellowship Program at MCW
  Capstone Projects: 2014-2015
  • Developing a Robust Process to Facilitate Crowdfunding to Support Research at MCW
  • Physician Perceptions and Barriers to the Adoption of Emerging Digital Health Concepts
  • Recommendations for Leveraging Existing Research and Educational Resources to Guide Faculty in Effectively Mentoring Trainees on Scholarly Projects
  • Identify the Main issues Affecting No Show Rates, Same Day Cancellations, and Late Patients and Develop Processes to Help Reduce these factors
  • From Bedside to Bench: Facilitating Access to Patient Samples for Basic Scientists
  Capstone Projects: 2013-2014
  • Implementing a Portfolio Sponsor Application
  • Community Medical Education Campus Identify & Fit
  • Creating a Consistent Onboarding Practice
  • Increasing Minority Participation in Organ Donation
  • Determine the Right Balance of Funding Support
  Capstone Projects: 2012-2013
  • The Zoo Interchange Reconstruction: A Campus-Wide Effort to Avoid "Carmageddon"
  • Integrating Civic and Community Engagement: The Strategic Educational Engagement Development (SEED) Initiative
  • Identifying Competencies Necessary for Training our Students for Changing Health Care and Research Environments
  • Developing Faculty Capacity
  • Improving Teaching Effectiveness at the Medical College of Wisconsin: A Quality Improvement Initiative

Contact Us

Nate Filzen
Talent Development Consultant | nfilzen@mcw.edu

Kimara Ellefson
Senior Director of Talent and Faculty Affairs | (414) 955-8244 | kellefso@mcw.edu