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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.


Course Details

The Art of Persuasion and Influence in Medical Leadership

Nov. 5, 2021, 8 a.m.–noon

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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Harness Your E.Q. to Change Culture and Influence Colleagues

Dec. 10, 2021, 8 a.m.–noon

You have already had an introduction to "emotional intelligence," 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 E.Q. is used in leadership and takes you to the next level of self-understanding and influence.

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Your Personal Leadership Style: The Key to Unlocking Versatility

Jan. 7, 2022, 8 a.m.–noon

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

Feb. 4, 2022, 8 a.m.–noon

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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A Leader’s Guide to Providing Feedback and Managing Conflict

March 4, 2022, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Probably not a day goes by where 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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CME credit for half-day courses

The WSMA is accredited by the 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 WSMA is accredited by the 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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