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 for 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 2020 IPEC ILDP in the following categories:

  • Engaging faculty in IPECP/Faculty development 
  • Making the case for IPECP 
  • Using simulation in IPECP 
  • IPECP in community settings 
  • IPECP for institutions that are not located in health science centers 
  • Clinical outcomes associated with IPECP 
  • Other, pending approval

Showcase presenters must be registered to attend the ILDP for consideration.

To submit an idea for the showcase, please complete this online form.

We would love to hear about your institution's innovative approach or strategy to address IPE and collaborative practice. 2020 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, click here for the 2020 IPEC ILDP.


Shelley McKearney
IPEC Associate Director
Phone: (202) 463-6930 ext. 269
Email: smckearney@aacnnursing.org

Interprofessional Leadership

Development Program (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 campus-wide IPE programs.

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 2020 informational flyer, click here.

Registration Deadline: Please note that this conference is postponed. Details pending.


Given the unfolding public health concern posed by the novel Coronavirus and the critical leadership roles our members play on campus and in their home communities related to care delivery and prevention, IPEC has moved to cancel the 2020 IPEC Interprofessional Leadership Development Program (ILDP) planned for June 16-18, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. This difficult decision was made after much deliberation, a review of the latest evidence, and in the best interest of our members’ health and safety, as well as their families, students, patients and communities.

We urge you to contact your hotel to cancel your room reservation at least 72 hours in advance of when you were scheduled to arrive. Most major airlines are currently waiving change/cancellation fees for tickets purchased for travel. For additional questions regarding conferences, please reach out to smckearney@aacnnursing.org.

For those registered for the 2020 IPEC ILDP, please note that IPEC will contact each participant over the next few days. Watch out for further communications from smckearney@aacnnursing.org.