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Intended for course and clerkship directors, residency program directors, teachers and anyone aspiring to leadership roles in health professions education, the Teach for UCSF Certificate in Education Leadership consists of 8 required workshops and an independent mentoring program. Participants demonstrate skills learned through an Individual Development Plan working with a self-selected mentor.

Certificate Requirements


Titles may vary. Links lead to workshop dashboards with learning materials and links to skills assessments.
  1. Thinking Like a Leader: Creating Habits of Mind and Heart

  2. Leading Change: Strategies and Tactics

  3. Navigating the Organizational Landscape

  4. Achieving Results by Empowering and Engaging Others

  5. From Conflict to Collaboration
  6. Inclusive Leadership

  7. Harnessing Who’s in the Room: Creating and Facilitating Productive Meetings

  8. Getting Projects Done: Tools for Helping Learners Stay on Track

Overall Objectives


  • Demonstrate awareness of one’s own leadership knowledge, skills and habits; and find leadership mentoring opportunities.  
  • Identify and apply key change management strategies  
  • Analyze organizations through four frames (structural, human relations, political, symbolic) and apply those frames to leadership challenges.  
  • Guide productive and collaborative teams through teamwork skills and conflict management.
  • Create a diverse and inclusive work environment.  
  • Lead effective and efficient meetings.
  • Manage projects productively.

Register for Workshops


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Individual Development Plan and  Mentoring Process


  • Participants complete reflective exercises for each workshop and share them with their self-selected leadership mentor.
  • Participant and mentor meet a minimum of three times to discuss the Individual Development Plan and leadership skills.
  • Participants are encouraged to observe their mentor in action as a leader.
  • To receive the certificate, the participant must  complete all workshops and assignments.