2021 IPEC Interprofessional Leadership Development Program (ILDP)

How will the events of 2020 shape the future of interprofessional education and collaborative practice?

Virtual - June 8-10, 2021

For deans and campus-wide leaders of IPE, the IPEC ILDP is a three-day, virtual professional development experience that emphasizes leading in an interprofessional environment.

2020 brought disruption to nearly every aspect of healthcare and higher education. In the U.S. alone, the number of Covid-19 cases exceeded 20 million, with the loss of life reaching into the hundreds of thousands. Hospitals, healthcare systems, and the providers who comprise them are stretched beyond capacity to meet wave after wave of patients.

The pandemic interrupted the education of millions of students around the world as higher education, often criticized for its slowness to change, transitioned to online and hybrid models of delivery. For countless businesses, higher education institutions, and families, the catastrophic economic consequences of the pandemic raise the basic question of survival.

Last year also reinforced the horrible legacy of racism in the U.S., raising the consciousness of both individual and institutional responsibility to act for social justice and equality for all. 

The impact of 2020 will be long lasting. Some disruptions will lead to permanent change in higher education and in health professions education. The 2021 IPEC Interprofessional Leadership Development Program (ILDP) will explore this impact through three lenses: the future of interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP); making the case for IPECP after the events of 2020; and human flourishing in a world with a new perspective on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For the first time, the ILDP will take place virtually. Interactive sessions will include:

  • The future of learning
  • Integrating IPECP into health systems, the university, and the community
  • Using scenarios to plan the future of IPECP
  • The leader’s role in building coalitions and teams
  • Effective practices for outcomes assessment
  • Building a culture of inclusion
  • Leading with the virtue of hope

In addition, the ILDP will include a personal leadership assessment and four rounds of Showcase Breakout sessions in which participants discuss models of successful IPECP.

The ILDP is for deans or those who have equivalent responsibilities and campus-wide leaders of IPE. IPEC strongly encourage these leaders to attend the ILDP together. The program includes opportunities for deans and campus-wide IPE leaders to work together on goals important to their institution.

The ILDP is facilitated by the Academy for Advancing Leadership and includes internationally recognized IPE leaders.


Registration is now open. To register for the ILDP, click here.

Please note that you will need an IPEC login to register for this event.

To create an IPEC account or to log into your existing account, click here.

Registration Fees

To encourage broad participation, IPEC is offering a tiered fee structure with lower registration fees for participants from upper-middle-income countries, lower-middle-income countries and low-income countries, and students/residents.

To view the World Bank Classifications, click here.

See the table below for registration pricing. All fees are quoted in United States dollars ($USD).




By Fri, Feb 12


By Tues, Mar 2


After Tues, Mar 2


(Affiliated with an IPEC association or with one of their global networks)

(E.g. - If your School of Pharmacy is an AACP member, you are an IPEC member.)

Country Economic Index: Low/Middle   




Country Economic Index: High





(Not affiliated with an IPEC association)

Country Economic Index: Low/Middle   




Country Economic Index: High




Program Agenda

For the current agenda, click here.


We have an exciting speaker line-up for this upcoming ILDP!

  • Alison Whelan, MD, FACP, Chief Academic Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE, Founding Associate Provost for Interprofessional Education, Research and Collaborative Practice, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic
  • Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, FACR, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Emory University; Executive Director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center
  • Darrin D'Agostino, DO, MPH, MBA, Executive Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Vice President for Health Affairs
  • Sarah Getch, PhD, Program Director, Health Services Psychology and Assistant Provost for Accreditation
  • Erinne Kennedy, DMD, MPH, MMSc, Director of Predoctoral Dental Education; College of Dental Medicine
  • Schoen Kruse, PhD, NAOME, Associate Dean of Curriculum and Integrated Learning and Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Jason M. Brunner, PhD, Assistant Dean for Assessment, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Cheryl Davenport Dozier, DSW. Professor of Social Work, Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies; President Emerita of Savannah State University 
  • Felicia Tucker-Lively, PhD, MPH, AAL Vice President for Professional Development
  • Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chair, IPEC; President and Chief Executive Officer American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • N. Karl Haden, PhD, President, Academy for Advancing Leadership

To view their speaker bios, click here.

IPE Showcase Breakout Sessions

Showcase Breakout Session Proposals must be submitted online via this form.

IPEC invites ILDP registrants to submit examples of successful models of interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP) to highlight at the Virtual 2021 IPEC ILDP.

Share and present your unique program, learning activities, interprofessional tools, educational modules, or other practical resources that may be of interest and value to colleagues in IPE and IPP.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must register to attend the 2021 IPEC ILDP.
  • You must submit your proposal by April 30, 2021 (deadline extended!)
  • If selected, you must agree to facilitate a showcase breakout session.
Showcase Details
  • Date: Tuesday, June 8 and Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
  • Times (subject to change): 1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m., June 8; 3:15-4:30 p.m., June 9.
  • Showcases occur in 35-minute rounds. Facilitators are expected to lead two rounds on either June 8 or June 9.
  • Presentations must be kept to no longer than 15 minutes.
  • Facilitators are expected to lead discussions and respond to questions based on their Showcase experience.
  • Submissions for Showcase Sessions will be peer reviewed. Those submitting will be notified by May 14, 2021.
Learning Objectives for the Showcase Breakouts
  • Learn about what is working at other institutions to promote IPECP.
  • Discuss obstacles to IPECP and how to overcome them.
  • Develop specific “take home” ideas to implement IPECP.
Showcase Topics

Showcase submissions should address successes and learning related to one of the following:

  • The Pandemic as a Catalyst for Effective and Lasting Change
  • Regional and State IPECP Initiatives
  • Collaborative Efforts to Fostering Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • IPECP for Institutions that Are Outside of an Academic Health Center
  • Using Technology to Enhance IPECP
  • Funding IPECP Initiatives
  • Collaborating to Promote Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Building IP Teams
  • Navigating Learners’ Needs Across Professions to Optimize IPE Learning Outcomes

Special consideration may be given to a presentation outside of the following categories pending approval by AAL. For special consideration, please write to George Weinstein at [email protected].

Evaluation Criteria

  • Relevance to challenges and change due to 2020 events.
  • Assessment, including demonstrated benefit to student success, patient outcomes, and broad institutional engagement in IPECP.
  • Use of specific examples, evidence, or indicators to demonstrate success.
  • General applicability of lessons learned to other institutions pursuing IPECP.

Application Dates

  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2021.
  • Notification Date: May 14, 2021.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credits (CE) are only given to attendees that successfully attend and evaluate an entire program session(s). ​IPEC ILDP session evaluations are electronic. After the ILDP, you will receive an email with a link to the evaluation system. Click on that link to evaluate each session you attended. After you have completed the session evaluations, you will be able to immediately print your CE Certificate.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  IPEC is looking to offer CEs to other disciplines. Please stay tuned for additional updates.

Public Health

Eligible attendees may receive Certified in Public Health (CPH) continuing education credits for participating in this Institute. The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health works with the National Board of Public Health Examiners to provide CPH credits.


Eligible attendees may receive continuing nursing education (CNE) hours for participating and evaluating this Institute. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Eligible attendees may receive continuing dental education (CDE) hours for participating and evaluating this Institute. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the American Dental Education Association and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative.