Program Vision and Description

The Society launched the inaugural class of the ASE Leadership Academy in 2018. This program provides a unique opportunity for ASE members to increase their knowledge and develop a skill set that will help them in their careers and personal life. During this 20-month program, Leadership Academy participants will be matched with a senior adviser, acquire a personalized evaluation of their leadership aptitude, and receive over $7,500 in high-quality online tutorials on leadership topics. In addition, participants will interact with Leadership Academy classmates, and meet face-to-face with ASE leaders and staff three times over the two-year program.

Here is what past participants had to say about the program:

“I applied to the ASE Leadership Academy thinking it would help guide my journey and involvement within the ASE.  What I found is that I apply the knowledge and skills I learned from Leadership Academy every single day.  Whether it’s spearheading a new project within my institution, being confident in my decision to say no, or navigating change in workflow and workforce, my ability to manage, resolve conflict, and think strategically is at the forefront of my decisions and I have learned this all from the ASE Leadership Academy.”
Melissa Wasserman, RDCS, RCCS, FASE – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (2022 Graduate)

“After being a part of the interactive and dynamic teaching offered by the ASE Leadership Academy, I feel significantly more ready to be a strong leader.  Their curriculum covers a multitude of crucial topics that I had not received training on anywhere else.  Another benefit of the course has been the ability to bond with the Academy leaders and my classmates, whom I look forward to continuing our work together as we move towards ASE leadership positions.  Thank you to the Academy leaders and organizers.”
Daniel Forsha, MD, MHS, FASE – Children’s Mercy Kansas City (2022 Graduate)

“The scope and breadth of projects I am prepared to take on and complete both at home and with the ASE has increased exponentially because of my participation in the Leadership Academy. The course materials on negotiating and conflict resolution along with the collaborative experiences with ASE committee work have been transformative.”
Matthew Parker, MD, FASE – UMass Memorial Medical Center (2022 Graduate)

“The ASE leadership academy has helped me take my knowledge and passion for the field of echo and develop the skills I need to make a difference and lead with purpose in that field. Not only have I come out of the course with new tools in my leadership toolbox, but a network of brilliant ASE minds, a compassionate mentor, and new and fast friends.”
Madeline Jankowski, RDCS, ACS, FASE – Northwestern University (2022 Graduate)

“Participating in the ASE Leadership Academy was a valuable experience that allowed me to build excellent leadership and management skills that have been instrumental in my day-to-day practice and leadership roles. Furthermore, getting to know the other participants and outstanding ASE Faculty creates a collaborative network that extends beyond completing the program.”
Enrique Garcia-Sayan, MD, FASE – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2020 Graduate)

“The ASE Leadership Academy has been instrumental in providing me with the leadership skillset needed to manage others, negotiate conflicts, and promote my work. It has been a stepping stone to greater leadership responsibility and roles in a variety of arenas locally within my home institution as well as nationally through my involvement in ASE committees and task forces. Moreover, the network of talented individuals I’ve met through this program, some of whom have become my closest friends, has provided a foundation for a lifetime career of service to the discipline of echocardiography.”
Jordan Strom, MD, MSc, FACC, FASE – Beth Israel Deaconess (2020 Graduate)