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Fellowship Orientation Night
An hour long session to officially kick off the Fellowship Class of 2022. Meet and greet with CDN Staff, all 30 Fellows, and hear from alumni, inspirational speakers, and review of the expectations and opportunities for Fellows.
Leadership Development workshop “Summit Series”
A weekly series of interactive workshops on topics designed to inform and inspire Fellows to become productive leaders and advocates in their field of interest and within the broader diabetes community. Topics include Self Advocacy, Mental Health and Burnout, “Telling Your Story,” the “Business of Diabetes,” and more. Each week will have required reading. Come eager to learn and share your voice. These workshops expose Fellows to new opportunities in the diabetes sector, facilitate a strong and deep network of trusted peers, and provide an introduction to companies and organizations in the industry with the aim to increase Fellows’ confidence in a career path related to diabetes. Cohort 1 meets Wednesdays, April 13-May 25 and Cohort 2 meets Wednesdays, June 22-August 3.
Professional Mentorship & Networking
Having a mentor early in your career will help you network with those who have “been there, done that” and open doors in your future career. Fellows will be matched with industry professionals - physicians, nurses, researchers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, engineers, etc.
- Better understanding of roles and career pathways
- Access to resources and organizations for future growth
- Individualized Q&A opportunities
- Future reference and long term supporters
National Conference Attendance
In 2022, we are hopeful that both the ADA Scientific Sessions and ADCES Annual Meeting will be held in person. If so, you have the opportunity to attend a 3-4 day conference full of networking, research sessions, and peer connections. Up to 10 spots for each conference will be available. Flight, lodging, food, and registration will be covered.
CDN’s Corporate Members, including representatives from diabetes technology and pharmaceutical companies, will be present for this interactive evening. This is an opportunity for the young adult voice and experience to be shared directly with executive leadership at these companies. Both cohorts will participate in the session.
Public Speaking Opportunities
Fellows are CDN’s most distinguished advocates and will have the opportunity to represent their experience authentically with CDN’s programs internally as well as with peer organizations.
Team projects are a capstone of CDN’s NextGen Fellowship. This is an opportunity to connect your individual interests to the leadership skills and knowledge you’ve acquired through the program. Think of this as “a team thesis” which will empower you all to share your diabetes knowledge with confidence and passion in a practical and professional setting. Projects will be presented to the CDN community, staff, and board of directors during the month of November. Exact date and time TBD