The WSMA Dyad Leadership Course is a month-long course with three live
educational workshop days. This course is intended for physicians and
their administrative dyad partners who wish to improve team function and
achieve greater operational success within their clinical system.
Safe, cost-effective, and quality care can only be achieved when
physicians and administrators are strong partners in leadership. Forging
such a partnership effectively connects the culture of patient care with
the culture of business, yielding better outcomes and real change.
Teamwork is necessary to achieve better outcomes. Having the
whole team on the same page for the
right reasons is crucial to drive real change.
The WSMA Dyad Leadership Course is designed as a working “retreat”
focusing on three aspects of leadership development:
This WSMA Dyad Leadership Course develops leadership knowledge and skills
based on the ongoing operational needs of the physician and their
administrative partner. The course is adapted to fit the specific clinical
culture of participating teams. At the end of the course, participants
will have a greater understanding of how to enhance leadership and
operational success within their clinical system.
2024 course dates are coming soon.
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
To register for the WSMA Dyad Leadership Course, physicians must have
completed the WSMA Physician Leadership Course or be on a leadership track
within their practice or organization. Learn more about the
Physician Leadership Course.
Questions? Contact Alyssa Crawford at 206.956.3637 or
Refunds are available for live event registration depending on when the
refund is requested in relation to the start of the course.
The WSMA reserves the right to cancel the course. 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 of $250. All refunds will be issued
to the original form of payment.
For in-person courses, the WSMA cannot be held responsible for other costs
or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines,
travel agencies, or hotels.
Improve the working relationship with
your team partner by having those conversations you never seem to get
around to having.
Unit 1: How you function today and your imagined best future
together (Day 1)
Unit 2: Becoming the best we can be (Day 2)
Unit 3: Working with your partner/team in real-time (3 weeks on
Unit 4: Capstone (Day 3)
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