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Providing the tools needed to solve complex challenges faced by seasoned physician leaders.

Leadership Masterclass

The WSMA Leadership Masterclass an intensive three-day adaptive-learning course that examines the complex challenges faced by seasoned physician leaders and provides the tools necessary to solve them.

This course will provide additional growth opportunities to physicians who have completed our Physician Leadership Course and have moved on to middle levels of management in their facilities.

Course details

This three-day course is limited to 12 physicians. Interested participants must email program manager, Monica Salgaonkar at to determine eligibility. If determined eligible, you will be invited to a brief interview and/or submit a letter of recommendation by a mentor, supervisor, or peer. The cost of the course is $2,500 and includes a 360-degree Leadership Circle Profile.

The Spring 2022 live class will be held June 9-11, 2022 via Zoom. The deadline to register is May 6, 2022. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Details on CME credit are included in the curriculum information below.


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.

Register for the Physician Leadership Course

Register online for the Leadership Masterclass. Questions? Contact Monica Salgaonkar at 206.956.3641 or

Cancellation Policy

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

  • 91 days or more until start of event: a 100% refund less a $100 processing fee per person
  • 61 – 90 days until start of event: a 75% refund
  • 31-60 days until start of event: a 25% refund
  • 30 days or less until start of event: no refund

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 to the next available course if space permits. 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.

What You’ll Learn

The WSMA Leadership Masterclass examines the challenges physician leaders will encounter and provides the tools needed to solve those challenges. The course provides an individualized framework building on each leader's style and gifts in order to help them achieve a delicate, but deliberate, management approach.

The course facilitates development of new, higher-level leadership skills by immersing participants in interactive problem-solving with peers facing similar situations. This learning experience equips developing leaders with self-knowledge about their reactive and creative problem-solving tendencies, while enabling them to test higher-order skill sets as they receive real-time feedback from peers.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the difference between technical and adaptive problems.
  • Detail the results of a 360-degree Leadership Circle Profile, outlining their current problem-solving style.
  • Articulate the use of adaptive leadership techniques based on the work of Ron Heifetz.
  • Receive and give feedback on a range of complex, adaptive problems and formulate solutions.

CME Credit

The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 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 24 hour(s) of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.


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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