The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) held its inaugural Interprofessional Deans Leadership Program (IDLP) on November 29-December 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. 

To view the full news release, click here.

IPEC envisions a future in which interprofessional collaborative practice drives safe, high-quality, accessible, person-centered care, as well as improved population health outcomes. This inspiring vision is the driving force behind the IPEC IDLP. This three-day, interprofessional experience will provide deans and other senior academic administrators with professional enrichment activities to help them become better leaders of their faculty and staff, and more effective managers of their home institutions. This inaugural program is intended for senior leaders with five or fewer years of experience and distinguished by an emphasis on leading in an interprofessional environment.

For more details, click here. To download the informational flyer, click here.


with a Dedicated Interprofessional Focus

Interprofessional Deans 
Leadership Program (IDLP)


Applications for the 2017 IPEC IDLP are now closed. For information about upcoming programs, please check this page regularly for updates.

Applicant Qualifications

Participants in the IPEC IDLP should be a dean or senior administrator in an academic setting with five or fewer years of experience. To view more information on the applicant criteria, please click here.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is now closed. Congratulations to the inaugural class of participants!


Tuition for the program will be $3,600, which includes all program materials, breakfasts, lunches, and three nights lodging at the Grand Hyatt Washington located at 1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC. 

Program Dates

The inaugural IPEC IDLP was held on November 29 – December 1, 2017.

Program Location

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learning Center

655 K Street NW Washington, DC, 20001-2399

Program Curriculum & Speakers

To view the detailed agenda, please click here(updated on 9/12/17)

To view the speaker bios, please click here.

To view the competency model, please click here.

Day 1: Effective Leadership Practices

  • Assessment for Development (Self-Assessment; Multi-Rater Assessment)
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Leading Change
  • Peer Coaching Session: Peer Feedback on Specific Issues Faced by Individual Participants

Day 2: Leading in an Interprofessional Environment

  • Building Leadership on IPEC’s Core Competencies
  • Trends in Higher Education and Their Impact on Health Professions Education
  • The Future of Healthcare: Preparing for Collaborative Practice Through Interprofessional Education
  • Peer Coaching Session: Discussion About Participants’ Projects in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

Day 3: Administrative Skills for Deans

  • The Economics of Education
  • Philanthropy and Fundraising
  • The Dean as Advocate
  • Peer Coaching Session: Goal Setting With Peers