The WSMA Effective Board Governance Course is a full-day seminar providing in-depth education about governance: what it is, what boards
do, why they exist, and how you can be an effective participant.
Physicians are increasingly being asked to serve on the board of
their clinic, medical group, or integrated system. But 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.
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
Refunds are available for live event registration depending on when the
refund is requested in relation to the start of the seminar.
The WSMA reserves the right to cancel the seminar. 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, subject to the discretion of course
management. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment.
What have we learned about being on a board?
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