Andres Pinto, chair of the Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, completed the 2013 Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) held July 18-20 in Atlanta. CAAMP is an interprofessional, open-enrollment course designed for administrative leaders in health professions education.
CAAMP was created in 2009 by AAL, an international consulting and professional development organization based in Atlanta, to address the challenges and opportunities encountered by department chairs and academic administrators within colleges and schools of the health professions. Since its inception, more than 200 department chairs and academic administrators from programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, and other health professions have participated in CAAMP.
CAAMP participants developed their leadership abilities through personal assessments and through peer feedback and individualized, professional coaching. Sessions included leadership styles, team building, faculty performance and assessment, strategic planning, conflict management, work-life balance, and legal issues in academia.