Physical therapy provides numerous opportunities to lead—in your clinic, in your community, or in your association. APTA's Leadership Development Committee has curated resources to help physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) improve their leadership skills.
Core Competencies of Leadership Development
APTA's Leadership Development Committee defined 4 core competencies to assist physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who wish to develop their leadership skills:
Resources to Develop Your Leadership Skills
Leadership Development Opportunities
Programs & Events
- Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship: This year-long fellowship is designed to help educators improve their leadership skills to facilitate change, think strategically, and engage in public discourse to advance the physical therapy profession.
- LAMP Leadership Development Certificate Program: LAMP curriculum supports leadership development through structured self-assessment of leadership strengths and weaknesses, identification of tools needed to lead successfully, empowerment, and mentoring through applied leadership activities.