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Skill development and practical application of advanced leadership principles.

Leadership Seminars

WSMA Leadership Seminars are designed for graduates of the WSMA Physician Leadership Course. Seminars will provide in-depth exposure to the topics that were covered in the Physician Leadership Course, with an emphasis on skill development and practical application of leadership principles using role-playing, demonstrations, and case studies. All seminars will be held via Zoom and will range between half-day and full-day sessions depending on the seminar topic.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA

Except where noted, the seminars are led by Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA, professor emeritus in the departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and health services at the University of Washington in Seattle and senior physician advisor for the WSMA Center for Leadership Development.


Effective Governance Course**

Oct. 21, 2022, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

**This course is open to alumni and non-alumni of our courses. You must be in a physician leadership role at your organization.

Now more than ever, physicians are being asked to serve on the board of their clinic, medical group, or integrated system. But to be an effective board member it is important to understand the difference between a constituency-based board and a representative board, what's expected of you in terms of fiduciary responsibility, who you are expected to represent, and how to be effective in communicating as a board member. Equipped with this knowledge, physicians can be even stronger leaders and bring a powerful voice and perspective to any board.

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Your Personal Leadership Style: The Key to Unlocking Versatility

Sept. 15, 2022, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

You know you are some combination of driver/analytic/expressive/amiable, and you have already started using your personal style as a leadership tool. Join us for a refresher and “next steps” workshop to learn more about how to creatively modify your style and increase your interpersonal versatility as a leader.

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Beyond the Basics: Building High-Performing Teams

Oct. 28, 2022, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

You likely spend more time in teams than in any other responsibility as a leader. Get beyond the basics of team function and learn how to build and nurture high-performing teams that make an impact.

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Harness Your EQ to Change Culture and Influence Colleagues

Nov. 17, 2022, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

You have already had an introduction to EQ, but leaders need to have a deeper understanding of the importance of how it is used to change relationships and culture. This workshop builds on your existing knowledge of how EQ is used in leadership and takes you to the next level of self-understanding and influence.

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Communication is a Two-Way Street: Tips on Shaping Your Message and Listening Effectively

Dec. 8, 2022, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Communication is the premier tool of leadership influence and change. How good are you at getting your transformation messages across to those you lead? Join us for a workshop on improving how you shape the messages you send and how to listen with a third ear to what your colleagues are saying.

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The Art of Persuasion and Influence in Medical Leadership

Jan. 13, 2023, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

All human behavior is motivated, and good leaders know how to inspire individuals to better clinical and interpersonal outcomes by understanding these motivations. Learn the art of persuasion and influence by understanding how our colleagues see and value the people and opportunities around them.

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A Leader’s Guide to Providing Feedback and Managing Conflict

Feb. 10, 2023, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

As a leader, there's likely not a day that goes by when you are not asked to give feedback or resolve conflict. This workshop is aimed at moving you to the next level by leveraging your current knowledge and skills by giving you coached practice in the art and science of feedback and conflict management.

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Lessons from a CFO: How to Increase Your Financial I.Q.

TBD, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Guest speaker

Now that you know the basics of finance, spend a day with a real CFO and learn what he thinks physicians really ought to know about the way money moves through your  health care system and how you can increase your financial IQ.

Registration coming soon!


Cancellation policy

Refunds are available for live event registration depending on when the refund is requested in relation to the start of the seminar.

  • 30 days or more until start of event: a 100% refund less a $25 processing fee per person
  • 29-15 days or less until start of event: 50% refund
  • 14 days until start of event: no refund

The WSMA reserves the right to cancel the seminar. If so, preregistered participants will be notified and full refunds provided. No-shows will receive no refund. Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. A participant may transfer registration one time to the next available course if space permits. All subsequent transfers of registration will incur a change fee, subject to the discretion of course management. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment.

CME credit for half-day courses

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 32 hour(s) of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington Medical Commission.

CME credit for full-day courses

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 32.5 hour(s) of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington Medical Commission.

Disclosure

The content of this activity is not related to products or services of an ACCME-defined commercial interest; therefore, no one in control of content has a relevant financial relationship to disclose and there is no potential for conflicts of interest.

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