Future Leaders Program

Oct. 22, 2018: Application Deadline

Mid-November: Participants Notified

Darrell S. Pardi

Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Medicine and Pediatrics

Mayo Clinic, Rochester

The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Wexner Medical Center

Professor of Clinical 

Sheryl Pfeil

Selection as a participant or mentor requires participation in all six program components.

AGA Leadership Development Conference
Bethesda, MD

Strategic Project

Fall Program
Washington, DC

Virtual Leadership Roundtable

March 8-10, 2019

April to September 2019

September 2019

January 2020

Program chairs

Key dates

March 2020

Virtual Leadership Roundtable

May 2020

Chicago, IL

Physician, surgeon or scientist with a MD, PhD, DVM, DO or equivalent who is within 11 years of graduation from their GI fellowship.

Must be a current AGA member in North America.

Have an endorsement of at least two current AGA members.

Commit to attend three face-to-face events related to the program and two virtual leadership roundtables.

Participate in a personality or leadership assessment.

Create an individual development plan.

Complete a group project under the direction of a senior project-based mentor.

Currently serving as an AGA volunteer leader on the Governing Board or AGA committees, or has served on either body within the last five years.

Has either been a past AGA president, Future Leader Mentor or Mentor Award recipient who has served on the Governing Board or AGA committees within the last five years.

Must commit to be a project-based mentor using face-to-face and virtual interactions.

Must commit to attend three face-to-face events and two virtual roundtables, guide a project and provide career-development coaching to four mentees as outlined in a mentoring plan.

AGA Leadership Development Conference

Future Leaders program

Topics include:

  • Getting to Yes - Effective Communication

  • Attaining Success as a Physician and Scientists

  • Managing Up, Down and Sideways

  • Advancing your Career: Networking and Social Capital

  • The Intersection of Advocacy and Leadership

  • Building Effective Mentor-Mentee Relationships

  • Emotional Intelligence: Key Skill for Leaders

  • Resilient Leadership

  • Effective Negotiation Skills for Emerging Leaders

  • Resolving Conflict: Managing Difficult Conversations








Be the future

As a participant, use your talents to help drive AGA’s strategic plan and initiatives and advance the field of GI.

Shape the future

As a mentor, help prepare future AGA leaders through coaching, training and networking opportunities.


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Help Shape the Future of Gastroenterology

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Future Leaders Program

Help Shape the Future of Gastroenterology

Program schedule 

Application fees*

Participant requirements

Mentor requirements

Alumni stories

*Fee is only required if accepted into the program.