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Leadership Seminars

Leadership Seminars

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 PLC, 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

This course is 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

Your Personal Leadership Style: The Key to Unlocking Versatility

Jan. 8, 2021, 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. 5, 2021, 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 5, 2021, 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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Lessons from a CFO: How to Increase Your Financial I.Q.

April 2, 2021, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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 healthcare system and how you can increase your financial IQ.

Guest Speaker

Dennis Stillman, MHA

Dennis Stillman, MHA
Dennis Stillman has previously worked as the CFO at the University of Washington Medical Center and Pacific Medical Center. As well as the interim CFO at the Polyclinic and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, among others. He authored a book on health care financial management for trustees – Essentials of Healthcare Organization Finance. He currently teaches at the University of Washington Masters in Health Administration Program, and at the Executive MBA in Health Administration Program at the University of Colorado in Denver.

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Effective Governance Course**

May 7, 2021, 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 in order 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.

Registration opening soon!


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 State Medical Quality Assurance 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 State Medical Quality Assurance 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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