IPEC Interprofessional Leadership Development Program (ILDP)

How will the events of 2020 shape the future of interprofessional education and collaborative practice?
For deans and campus-wide leaders of IPE, the IPEC ILDP is a three-day, virtual professional development experience, distinguished by an emphasis on leading in an interprofessional environment.

IPEC Interprofessional Leadership Development Program (ILDP)

June 8-10, 2021

2020 brought disruption to nearly every aspect of healthcare and higher education. In the U.S. alone, the number of Covid-19 cases of the virus exceeds 20 million, with the loss of life reaching into the hundreds of thousands. Hospitals, healthcare systems, and 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. 

To a world, reeling from the pandemic, 2020 also brought to light the horrible legacy of racism in the U.S., raising 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.

Cost, Dates, Location

June 8-10, 2021


Registration Deadlines
Super Early Bird Registration: January 18 – February 12, 2021

Early Bird Registration: February 13-March 2

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Agenda with Confirmed Speakers

CE Credits

Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) partners with CE providers to help professionals in academia and those transitioning to academic careers achieve their goals as leaders, educators, and agents of change for their organizations. AAL is working with a number of associations in different professions to secure CE credits. Please contact us to request CEs for your profession or for additional details.

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Contact Info

N. Karl Haden, Ph.D.
AAL President


The ILDP is facilitated by the Academy for Advancing Leadership [link] and includes internationally recognized IPE leaders. 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 deans and campus-wide IPE leaders to work together goals important to their institution.

What Our Alumni Say

  • “The ability to learn, from, with and about my colleagues as well as the networking was invaluable. There were many amazing opportunities to apply the leadership assessments and to define strategies for how to take a program and create sustainable change.”

    Meg Zomorodi, Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing

  • “The topics, lecture, and activities were very helpful. Being placed into peer groups and the
    ability to bond I believe will be the longest-term benefit. My group provided great insight!”

    Saje Davis-Risen, Associate Dean, Pacific University, College of Health Professions of Interprofessional Education, Co-Director of PIPER, Pacific University, College of Health Professions

  • “My terminal degree specialized in executive leadership, but as a life long learner and proponent of continuous quality improvement, I was looking for a program that would help me re-assess myself later in my career. The ILDP did just that. I’m very satisfied with the tools, speakers, and exercises provided. I head back to my Institution with a renewed sense of purpose and some really great ideas to propel IPE on campus and in the community.”

    Sherry Jimenez, Associate Dean for Assessment and IP, Lincoln Memorial College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • "Even though the conference was coached in IPE, the skills and methods presented help new
    deans in many ways. The peer group coaching was very helpful and I was amazed at the level
    of trust that develops in a short two days helps to utilize this tool.”

    Carolyn Ma, Dean, University of Hawaii, The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy

  • “I thought the experience was wonderful for many reasons. It was broad in scope, and it had
    great depth. As important as the information that was shared, which was invaluable, I think the
    breadth and depth of the group who was represented here, with 15 different healthcare
    professions, a multiplicity of deans, as well as other healthcare administrators, led to a very
    robust and rich dialogue over the last three days. As I look at the way the program was
    designed, at the way that it flowed, it made great sense—no matter how much experience
    someone may have had with interprofessional education or interprofessional collaborative care,
    there was something everybody could latch onto, and then with the robust discussion, the rich
    discussion that took place at the tables, it got even more significantly robust as time went on
    because of the familiarity that developed. I think it added greatly to this inaugural program.”

    Henry Gremillion, Certification in Orofacial Pain, Dean, Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry

  • “I found this eye-opening, inspirational, and invaluable. Thank you to AAL for a great program.
    The feedback and support of my assigned peer group was fantastic, and I hope to stay in touch
    with them and continue to give and receive support, advice, and encouragement as we pursue
    excellence in IPE.”

    Jonathon Egan, Dean, Southern California University of Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic

  • “The IPEC ILDP was three engaging days worth three years of IPE program development. Great presentations, great participants, and great experience. IPE starts with collaboration!”

    Robert Orlikoff, Dean, College of Allied Health Sciences East Carolina University

  • “I think the program was excellent. There were many excellent sessions. They were very stimulating. They kept us moving, very thought provoking. I thought the program overall was well designed, and as I said very thought provoking. For the inaugural program, it was well put together. You could see the passion in the instructors, who were very well versed in the topics that they talked about. I’m really pleased to be a part of this, and as a social worker, I really got a great sense of how interprofessional education can be very instrumental in terms of social workers working in healthcare settings. I think this is the wave of the future, and this program will gain traction in the future. I’m just glad to be a part of it.”

    Martell Teasley, Dean, University of Utah College of Social Work

  • “I found the program to be very helpful for a couple of reasons. It focused our attention on
    fundamental leadership skills, but in the context of interprofessional education. It is relatively
    easier to find leadership development opportunities where we learn fundamental skills, but the
    application to a specific content area is what has been missing, so I believe the AAL course
    addresses that missed opportunity of application. Another thing that I found really helpful is the
    mix of leadership and the mix of organizations that were present, and to learn from our peers,
    and to benefit both from their successes and failures, is an exceptional opportunity to help us
    move IPE to the next level, whatever that may be.”

    Ozlem Ersin, Associate Dean, Interprofessional Education and Interim Academic Unit Head, Health Professions, James Madison University College of Health and Behavioral Studies