Leadership and Education for Allied Professionals (LEAP) | Heart Rhythm Society

Leadership and Education for Allied Professionals (LEAP)


Program Description

Leadership and Education for Allied Professionals (LEAP)The HRS Leadership and Education for Allied Professionals (LEAP) Program offers 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 addresses 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 leadership skills and personal influence as well as explore strategies for goal development and advancement strategies. The 2022-2023 LEAP program is led by Chairs Amber Seiler, NP, FHRS, CEPS, CCDS, and Julie B. Shea, MS, MSN, FHRS, CCDS.

Program Eligibility & Committment 

The LEAP program is open to all HRS allied professional members. The 12-month program will require a commitment of time and energy. The program includes webinars, face-to-face networking opportunities, and educational sessions. The LEAP program consists of the following activities, and participants must attend all events.

2022-2023 Class
  • April 29, 2022:  Reception at Heart Rhythm 2022 (expenses not covered by HRS)
  • June 25 – 26, 2022: Retreat in Washington, D.C. (all expenses covered by HRS)
  • September 7 – 8, 2022: Half-day Meeting at HRX in San Diego, CA (expenses covered by HRS)
  • November 2022: Webinar 
  • January 2023: Webinar 
  • May 2023: Reception at Heart Rhythm 2023 (expenses not covered by HRS)


Successful candidates have the potential and desire to invest time and energy into developing their leadership skills. The program will require an investment from the individual and support from their organization. Only applicants who are available to attend each in-person and virtual event will be considered. The LEAP Chair and Vice-Chair will review all eligible candidates and select up to 20 participants. Letters of recommendation can be sent to LEAP@hrsonline.org and must be received by the application deadline.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022-2023 class.  All applicants will be notified of their application status by March 18, 2022

Questions can be emailed to LEAP@hrsonline.org.