Leadership and Education for Allied Professionals (LEAP)

Program Description

The HRS Leadership and Education for Allied Professionals (LEAP) Program is a 12-month program offering HRS allied professional members an opportunity to enhance and energize their leadership and career development skills through education, coaching and building professional networks. The purpose of LEAP is to provide the knowledge and skills needed to enhance the path to leadership within HRS and academic or private practice medicine. Topics covered will range from strategic communication skills, and negotiation practices to management issues, and conflict resolution skills.

The LEAP program will address allied professional opportunities and challenges within the context of a heart rhythm career and will help participants put effective, collaborative methods of leadership to work within their organizations and HRS. Participants will focus on developing their own leadership skills and personal influence as well as explore strategies for goal development and advancement strategies. LEAP will be led by Chair Jill Schaeffer MSN, CRNP, FHRS, CEPS, CCDS.

Program Eligibility & Commitment

LEAP, open to all HRS Allied members, represents an investment by the Society in the development of our Allied Professionals. There are a maximum of 20 slots for participants who are identified with the potential to move into leadership positions within their practice setting or HRS.

The 12-month program will require a commitment of time and energy. The program will include webinars, face-to-face networking opportunities and educational sessions. The LEAP program consists of the following activities and participants will be expected to attend all events.

2020 Inaugural Class

May 5th, 2020 Networking Reception at HRS Scientific Sessions (travel expenses not covered by HRS)
June 13th – 14th, 2020 Retreat at HRS in Washington, DC (all expenses covered)
September 2020 LEAP Webinar
November 14th, 2020 Half-day Meeting at AHA in Dallas, Texas (all expenses covered)
February or March 2021 LEAP Webinar
May 2021 Networking Reception at HRS Scientific Sessions (2020 and 2021 classes – travel expenses not covered)

Nomination Process

Candidates are nominated by current HRS members. Self-nominations are also accepted. Successful candidates are Allied members who have the potential and desire to commit time and energy into developing their own leadership skills. The program will require both an investment from the individual and support from their organization. The LEAP Chair and Vice Chair will review the candidates and select up to 20 participants each year.

Nominations can be submitted via e-mail (LEAP@HRSonline.org) or fax (202- 464-3401) and are due on Friday, February 7th, 2020. Notification letters will be sent to all applicants by March 13th, 2020.

Questions can be emailed to LEAP@hrsonline.org. 

Nominate Now

Please complete the attached nomination forms and email them to LEAP@hrsonline.org to submit a nomination.