Emerging Leaders Forum

The Emerging Leaders Forum is the key meeting of the Emerging Leaders Program, providing in-depth and meaningful leadership-focused sessions.  Redesigned in 2022, the Emerging Leaders Forum (ELF) is held during the AOA Annual Leadership Meeting.  The new 5-year curriculum aligns with the AOA Leadership Principles (Include, Envision, Balance, Orchestrate, Grow) and focuses on one principle per year, engaging attendees with interactive design elements and fostering leadership learning and discussions.

As rising leaders within the orthopaedic community, Emerging Leaders know that leadership tools are essential to successfully navigate the ever-shifting landscape of the orthopaedic profession. The Emerging Leaders Forum gives participants the opportunity to network with established AOA leaders and their peers from across the US and Canada.

Emerging Leaders Forum

2023 Emerging Leaders Forum:  Balance

June 13-14, 2023 – Salt Lake City, Utah

Chair: Charles L. Nelson, MD, FAOA

Session One:

  • Identifying What Gets You Out of Balance
  • Exploring Personal Values

Session Two:

  • Managing Your Energy
  • Building Resilience

Session Three: 

  • Identifying and Dealing with Moral Injury
  • Setting Priorities
  • Building Habits to Support Balance

AOA Leadership Principles

2022 Emerging Leaders Forum:  Include

Chair: Susan A. Scherl, MD, FAOA

Session One:

  • How Bias Impacts Your Success
  • Leading Across Differences

Session Two:

  • Building Effective Team Environments
  • Effective Communication

Session Three: 

  • Dealing With Conflict
  • Leading Inclusively

AOA Leadership Principles

Emerging Leaders Forum:  Envision (year to be determined)

Chair: TBD

Session One:

  • Clarifying Your Purpose
  • Setting Your Vision
  • Being Strategic

Session Two:

  • Building Your Career Strategy
  • Refining Your Career

Session Three: 

  • Inspiring Others
  • Influencing Without Authority
  • Renewing Yourself

AOA Leadership Principles

Emerging Leaders Forum:  Orchestrate (year to be determined)

Chair: TBD

Session One:

  • Why Solving Problems Collaboratively Matters Now
  • Approaches to Decision Making

Session Two:

  • Balancing Collaboration and Decisiveness
  • Dealing with Complexity

Session Three: 

  • Negotiating to Mobilize Resources
  • Delegating Appropriately – Holding On or Letting Go

AOA Leadership Principles

Emerging Leaders Forum:  Grow (year to be determined)

Chair: TBD

Session One:

  • How Adults Learn and Grow
  • Who Am I?

Session Two:

  • Personal Growth Goals
  • Identifying Your Network

Session Three: 

  • Feedback as a Tool for Growth (and How it is Different than Coaching)
  • Mentor for Growth

AOA Leadership Principles