The Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship is a yearlong blended learning (online and onsite) program with curricular content that addresses the current and future needs of the profession and the professions' educational community. Acceptance into this program is by application, requires the support of the academic institution, and is intended for novice (0-5 years) and emerging academic administrators. The ELI Fellowship is designed to facilitate the ability of participants to connect theory with practice and enable direct application of knowledge learned through the Fellowship to everyday work in physical therapy education and performance. In addition, the Fellowship provides mentoring by high quality, experienced academic administrators, teaching by highly qualified faculty, and peer networking to facilitate the development of future mentors and leaders.
The mission of the APTA Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship is to develop a community of visionary, innovative, and influential directors in physical therapist and physical therapist educational programs to advance the health of society.
The ELI Fellowship program will:
- Provide consistent curriculum delivery over time by recruiting and retaining quality faculty/mentors.
- Create graduates that provide advanced management and leadership skills in their real-world leadership contexts,
- Provide a high quality, contemporary curriculum and operations.
- Produce successful graduates.
- Be sustainable year-over-year.
- Create a professional community who contribute to each other’s development after graduation.
By the end of the ELI Fellowship, the fellows will:
- Demonstrate expertise in management and administration skills required of directors in physical therapy educational programs.
- Strategize and create action plans to implement and adapt innovative solutions within interprofessional contexts.
- Effectively leverage relationships and feedback to improve program and/or leadership performance.
- Critically reflect on and improve personal leadership skills and abilities.
- Prepared to advance in a variety of academic administration leadership roles.