Chief Resident Leadership Development Program

Chief Resident Leadership Development Program

Strong Leaders Start Here

Give your chief residents the resources they need through the AAFP’s Chief Resident Leadership Development Program—the only national program of its kind dedicated exclusively to family medicine chief residents.

During this yearlong, interactive program, chief residents benefit from:

  • An in-depth spring workshop covering leadership skills and competencies essential to performing well in their role.
  • A specialized fall workshop held in conjunction with the AAFP Family Medicine Experience, including new resources as well as valuable peer and family medicine expert connections.
  • Ongoing support and encouragement through a coaching plan, monthly newsletters, tools and worksheets, and an online chief resident listserv community.

Save the Date for 2020

Session 1: May 14-16, 2020 

Session 2: May 16-18, 2020

Kansas City, MO 
Intercontinental Kansas City

Per Person: $1,250

Registration opens Feb. 2020

Contact: Sam Pener
(913) 906-6359

2020 Spring Kick-off Workshop

Choose from two sessions held in Kansas City, MO:
May 14-16, 2020 or May 16-18, 2020.

Plan to register your chief residents for this interactive workshop. Participants set specific goals for the year and build a leadership toolkit. Space is limited; early registration is recommended.

Hotel Information
Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza

401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112
(866) 856-9717

Registration info coming soon.

This luxury hotel is located n the heart of Kansas City's history Country Club Plaza(, renowned for its numerous fountains, Seville-insprired architecture, and more than 15 blocks of exclusive boutique shopping and fine dining.

Also Included in the Program


October 13-17, 2020
Chicago, IL

Chief residents regroup and recharge at the fall workshop to further enhance their ability to help lead a residency program. Held during the AAFP Family Medicine Experiencethe family medicine event of the year—chief residents receive valuable resources and connect with family medicine experts. (Conference registration included in Chief Resident Leadership Development Program fee.)


In addition to the on-site opportunities, your chief resident will receive access to supportive resources throughout the year, including:

  • A program to facilitate working with a coach for support and encouragement
  • Worksheets for goal-setting and self-evaluation
  • Monthly newsletters for chief residents and coaches
  • Online chief resident community to connect with peers


  • Why Are You a Chief Resident
  • Team Building
  • Professional Development of Self
  • Leadership Competencies
  • Leading Change
  • The Art of Principled Negotiation
  • Consultation for Success (optional)
  • Professional Development of Others
  • Ensuring Success

2020 Chief Resident Leadership Development Program Agenda

View the 2019 Agenda(1 page PDF) for a preview of the curriculum.


Mark H. Greenawald, MD
Course Director
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Professional Development, Carilion Clinic Department of Family and Community Medicine; Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA.

Stacy Potts, MD, MEd
Program Director and Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Worcester Family Medicine, Worcester, MA.

Jeri Hepworth, PhD
Director of Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Assistant Dean for Education at Saint Francis for the University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT.

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Email or call (913) 906-6359.