Leadership Symposium


The Leadership Symposium is a program consisting of a series of four, monthly webinars and a one-day, in-person symposium held at the AmSECT International Conference geared toward aspiring perfusion leaders. The AmSECT Leadership Task Force reviews applications, and attendees are selected based on their qualifications, experience and personal statement. The application period for the 2024 Leadership Symposium is closed.  All attendees will be notified of acceptance by October 31. You will then have three weeks to confirm attendance and pay the registration fee. Pre-work is required; assignments will be sent in December. An application file that is incomplete will not be reviewed.

Who Should Apply

The AmSECT Leadership Symposium is for perfusionists who are current or aspiring leaders, including those currently in management positions who desire to improve their leadership potential.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Develop your individual leadership style
  • Identify the challenges unique to the perfusionist
  • Build connections with leaders in the perfusion field
  • Explore strategies for building a team
  • Describe tangible practices to optimize your relationship with your boss

Program Structure

All attendees will be required to participate in the monthly webinars and the one-day symposium. A brief agenda for all of the workshops is provided below. The webinars will be held on the specified dates from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST. The in-person Symposium will be an all day event held in conjunction with the International Conference. Please note that participation is required for all of the dates below. Attendees must also be able to physically attend the in-person session in New Orleans has no virtual option will be provided. 

Date Topic Location/Format
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 Just Culture Webinar
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 Work/Life Integration Webinar
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Crucial Conversations Webinar
Wednesday, March, 20, 2024 Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Leadership New Orleans, LA (in-person)
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Operationalizing Leadership Concepts - A Team-based Approach Webinar

Registration Fee

The Leadership Symposium registration fee is $500 and includes all course materials.