Leadership & Organizational Development

The Leadership and Organizational Development collection is an extension of MedEdPORTAL Publications, which seeks to:

  • Promote scholarship and the exchange of peer reviewed leadership education materials
  • Expand the portfolio of knowledge and skills needed to address leadership challenges in health care
  • Improve leadership development training and advance organizational performance.

All health professions faculty and fellows are invited to submit educational content related to leadership and/or organizational development.  This content will be used by others for teaching and training, self-learning, curriculum development, and assessment/evaluation. 

Submissions undergo a rigorous peer review process.  Per MedEdPORTAL Publications Submission Instructions, all submissions must be a stand-alone educational resource or teaching module with an Educational Summary Report.


To view publications on Leadership and Organizational Development, please click here.


Meet the Associate Editor

Alan Cooper

Alan Cooper, Ph.D. is the Vice President for the Center for Learning and Innovation of the North Shore- LIJ Health System and serves as the Associate Dean for Knowledge Management and Associate Professor at the Hofstra North Shore – LIJ School of Medicine. He served as co-chair of the Assessment and Evaluation Educational Program Subcommittee, and is currently serving on several design teams and committees tasked with the development and evaluation of the medical school curriculum. Dr. Cooper also oversees the office of Assessment and Educational Research for the School of Medicine.

His responsibilities include development and implementation of the Health System’s learning, change management, and leadership development strategies, as well as oversight of the Health System’s corporate university and Patient Safety Institute (clinical simulation lab). He also serves as the course sponsor administrator for New York State DOH EMT and Paramedic certification programs. He has held several positions within the Health System including Administrative Director for Emergency Services and Paramedic Program Director. In addition to his positions with the Health System and school of medicine, Dr. Cooper has held the position of Adjunct Associate Professor at Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business, as well as a faculty position at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University.

Featured Publications

A Case-Based Approach to Chair Development

Creative approaches to chair development are needed, especially for new College of Medicine (COM) chairs who confront a host of unique challenges when they assume their roles. This resource was developed and implemented for a new chairs’ retreat. The goals of the one-day retreat were to: (1) engage new chairs in collaborative, cross-disciplinary problem-solving exercises with other chairs and COM leaders; (2) enhance prof...

Reviewer Nominations

The Leadership & Organizational Development collection is accepting peer reviewer nominations for those with expertise in leadership development. Useful links are provided below.

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Submit Materials for Review

Before submitting educational and assessment materials, please review the Submission Instructions to properly prepare your content for submission.

To begin the online submission process, create an author account and login to Manuscript CentralExternal Link.

Learn More

To learn more about this innovative collection, please e-mail Jennifer Leadley at: jleadley@aamc.org.

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