Global Residents Leadership Retreat

In its commitment to advance urology around the world, the American Urological Association believes strong leadership is critical to the future of our specialty. To cultivate the next generation of leaders in urology, and foster a connection between residents and trainees around the world, the AUA is launching the Global Residents Leadership Retreat. This invitation-only event will welcome residents from across the globe for a unique one-day program dedicated to leadership training and development.

Program Details

The Retreat will provide residents and trainees from around the world the opportunity to advance their leadership and communications skills with sessions that include leadership development, conflict management, public speaking, coaching, mentoring and team building. Through a supplemental series of podcasts and videos, participants will also explore unique perspectives of leadership from some of today’s leaders in urology.

This unique program will also provide participants the opportunity to network with other residents and global leaders during the Annual Meeting, including invitation to the Presidents Reception. Registration to the Annual Meeting is included for all program participants. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the Retreat.


The inaugural Retreat will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at the AUA Annual Meeting in Chicago. This one-day event will be held the day before the official Annual Meeting program begins. The Retreat will take place every other year, with the next event scheduled for 2025.


The Retreat will host 21 residents from AUA domestic Section boundaries and 20 international residents (41 participants total). Participation is by invitation only. For additional information, contact Jordan Malloy at