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The Department of Family and Community Medicine founded the Office of Leadership and Professional Development (OLPD) in 2020 to assist faculty and staff in their professional development and growth as leaders in the medical field and beyond. The OLPD focuses on improving effectiveness in the following areas:

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Resilience

  • Leadership and Professionalism 

  • Communication and Feedback

  • Conflict Management 

  • Teaching and Learning

  • Mindfulness

Resources and Services 

The OLPD offers the following resources and services focused on leadership and professional development for teams or leaders. While these resources and services are free for any Department of Family and Community Medicine employee, they are also available through a fee-for-service basis for any individual or organization. Contact us for more information about:

  • Enneagram Personality Styles

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Leadership Development Presentations and Workshops

  • Team Building and Facilitation

  • Production of Written/Video Resource

  • Retreat Planning and Facilitation 

Download PDF resources below. 

Practicing Mindfulness  

Enneagram Typing 

Effective Meetings Guide 

Feedback Handout

Efficient Clinical Teaching

Having Difficult Conversations

Closing the Knowing and Doing Gap

From the Director

WiedermanMichael Wiederman, Ph.D.
Director and Professor

Welcome to the Office of Leadership and Professional Development. We appreciate your interest in our work and look forward to partnering with you to improve your leadership and professional skills. As a new office, our primary goal is to increase the reach of our services on UAB's campus. We are excited that the Department of Family and Community Medicine is committed to continuous improvement and supporting its employees with an office dedicated to its service. 

Please reach out to me to learn more about how the OLPD can help you or your team achieve your full potential. You can contact me directly by emailing mwiederman@uabmc.edu.