Academic Dermatology Leadership Program (mentee)

The Academic Dermatology Leadership Program (ADLP) is an extremely comprehensive program that requires a full-year commitment.

Find out more about participating in ADLP as a mentor.

By applying for this program, you are agreeing to participate in all programs and activities as outlined below:

  • Attend on-site meetings, including:
    • A half day during the 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, March 6, 3-5 p.m.
    • The 2016 Leadership Forum in Itasca, Ill., April 15-17 (arrival for ADLP participants on Thursday, April 14 for session at 8 a.m. Friday, April 15). 
    • A half day during the 2016 Summer Academy Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday, July 29 from 1-5 p.m.
  • Develop a relationship with the mentor you have selected to assist, advise, and guide you throughout the year.

Submit all application materials by Sept. 17, 2015.



  • Must be a member of the AAD in good standing.
  • Must have completed at least one year in post dermatology training.
  • Must be devoting at least 75 percent of your professional time to academics and have a strong commitment to the field.
  • Must be nine years or less since completing residency/fellowship training.
  • Must have completed residency training in dermatology or a fellowship in a dermatology subspecialty (dermatopathology).

Program fee: $250
Participants selected are required to pay a program fee of $250 for the Leadership Forum. The Academy covers the remaining costs for all sessions and workshops, travel, lodging, and on-site meals.

Please email Jaime Campbell-Kraus at with any questions or call (847) 240-1350.

  • The four main leadership styles, the behaviors associated with each one, and the effective and ineffective use of all four.
  • Effective team and workgroup management through professional influence-building.
    Leadership styles and ways to successfully match them to team members' performance potential.
  • Guidelines for maximizing your mentor relationships.
  • Communication skills including:
    • Essential communication keys.
    • Engaging openers.
    • How to elicit audience participation.
  • Conflict management and resolution.
  • Coaching and counseling to enhance staff performance.
  • Change management and how to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Participate in sessions specifically designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities in academia.
  • Understand your own leadership style and how to leverage your strengths.
  • Learn how to enhance your personal influence to build effective relationships and work teams.
  • Learn from an established mentor who shares your commitment to academia.
  • Enjoy an invaluable peer-to-peer learning experience and networking opportunities.
Contact Jaime Campbell-Kraus at with any questions or call (847) 240-1350.