Interprofessional Leadership Development

About the IPEC ILDP

The IPEC Interprofessional Leadership Development Program (ILDP), Engaging Deans and Campus-Wide IPE Leaders is a three-day, interactive professional development experience, distinguished by an emphasis on leading in an interprofessional environment. Facilitated by the Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL), the ILDP engages both senior leaders and administrators responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a campus-wide IPE program.

The ILDP (formerly IDLP) supports IPEC's goal to prepare leaders to advance interprofessional education and interprofessional practice efforts within their institutions. Since 2017, nearly 100 faculty and administrators from health professions education have participated in IPEC's leadership program. Cohort graduates hold positions ranging from department chairs to program directors to deans.

To download the 2021 informational flyer, click here.​

Registration Deadline: May 17, 2021 (extended from April 20)

For more information on the 2021 IPEC ILDP, click here.

Eligibility Criteria

Participants in the IPEC ILDP should be a dean (and other senior academic administrators with similar institutional responsibilities) and administrators who are responsible for integrating IPE in school-wide learning experiences. Deans and senior administrators from multiple schools at the same institution are strongly encouraged to attend along with their campus-wide IPE administrator. Participants must be from IPEC member associations schools.

Program Curriculum

The IPEC ILDP provides an unparalleled learning experience for deans, senior administrators, and those who are responsible for campus-wide IPE. The program includes topics and features such as: leadership competencies associated with IPE and collaborative practice (IPECP), integrating IPE across the institution and into the community, leadership during institutional and cultural change, outcomes assessment, the leader’s roles in building coalitions and teams, and philanthropy’s perception of IPECP. This year’s program will include breakout sessions with participants showcasing examples of successful IPECP initiatives and discussions of lessons learned. The agenda also provides ample opportunities for peer engagement and networking. Participants will leave the program with a leadership action plan to move IPECP efforts forward at their institutions.

Special IPE Showcase

IPEC is soliciting examples of successful IPE practices or recent research to feature at the 2021 IPEC ILDP on the following topics: 

  • 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

Showcase presenters must be registered to attend the ILDP by April 30, 2021, for consideration. Showcase submissions are due on April 30, 2021. To submit an idea for the showcase, please complete this form: Showcase Submission.

We would love to hear about your institution's innovative approach or strategy to address IPE and collaborative practice. 2021 ILDP registrants will be asked to share their unique program, learning activities, interprofessional tools, educational modules, and/or other practical resources that may be of interest and value to colleagues in IPE and IPP.

For more information on the showcase and submission process, click here.


Shelley McKearney
IPEC Associate Director
Phone: (202) 463-6930 ext. 269
Email: [email protected]