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Dyad Leadership Course

Dyad Leadership Course

The WSMA Dyad Leadership Course is a three-day, in-person educational workshop for physicians and their administrative dyad partners who wish to improve team function and achieve greater operational success within their clinical system.

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:

  • Assessment of current individual, dyad, and team function, with attention to opportunities for improvement.
  • Construction of a remediation process using classroom-based and health care facility-based resources to plan for individual, dyad, and team growth.
  • An evaluation of progress toward goals at the completion of the course.

This WSMA Dyad Leadership Course develops leadership knowledge and skills based on the ongoing operational needs of the physician and his/her 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.

Course details

The fall 2020 dyad course will be held Oct. 16-Nov. 13. The in-person classes will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17 in Seattle. Course participants will then have four weeks of online instruction and interaction, finishing with a third in-person session on Friday, Nov. 13.

The course is limited to 15 dyads. The tuition for the course is: WSMA Member: $3,000 per dyad; Non-member: $4,000 per dyad.

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.


To enroll in 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.

To enroll

To enroll, please email Monica Salgaonkar at Questions? Contact Monica via email or at 206.956.3641.

CME Accreditation

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.

Dates of release/termination

This activity is available from January-December 2020. This activity was last reviewed and approved for CME credit October 22, 2019.


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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