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Career Coaching

The Leadership Team members (senior faculty from MSIs and University of Pittsburgh) serve as career coaches and are trained by certified career coaches to establish the necessary skills and tools to fulfill this role. Career coaches meet regularly with the trainees to ensure their progress is on track, guide them on next steps, and work with them on their career timeline with the use of a Customized Career Development Plan (CCDP).

▼ When and where?

Our two-day training session will take place from Wednesday, September 28, through Friday, September 30, 2016. Lead faculty members from each institution should plan to arrive Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and depart Friday afternoon.

The session is located on the University of Pittsburgh campus and guests will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place. Travel and lodging will be covered for each site principal investigator.

▼ Learn more about our career coaches

Steven K. Wendell, PhD, is the director of the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development and a faculty member in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He has extensive experience as a career coach having graduated from the International Coach Federation (ICF)-certified Professional Coach Certificate Program (PCCP) at Duquesne University. Dr. Wendell developed a two-semester graduate credit course entitled “Foundations of Successful Career Planning and Development,” utilizing a coaching approach, and he is currently training additional faculty to replicate and expand this course delivery.

Michael Forlenza, PhD, MPH, is an international leadership development coach and consultant. He is the founder of DPL Coaching and Consulting, a certified lead-by-greatness coach with Lapin International, and a senior trainer with the Denmark-based Potential Project. Previously, Dr. Forlenza served as the assistant dean in the School of Leadership and Professional Development at Duquesne University and as executive director of the PCCP.