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The American Association for Physician Leadership, AAPL (formerly known as ACPE), is the world’s premier organization for physician leadership, education, and certification. We offer the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) credential and CME-earning courses and certification programs for physicians pursuing medical management and executive careers.

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Essentials of Health Law

8 Total CME

Essentials of Health Law

Self-Study Courses
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Regular Price: $645

Member Price: $548

Health care law is a complex topic affected by sweeping changes in the political landscape. Gain an overview of health care laws and how decisions have affected organizations. Examine today’s...

2019 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series

31.5 Total CME

2019 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series

Live Courses
11/02 - 11/05
Regular Price: $2,453

Member Price: $2,085

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. Leadership isn’t a destination – it’s an ongoing journey. This course series represents the first,...

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2019 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Influence

7 Total CME

2019 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Influence

Live Courses
11/04
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. Influencing others is a major component of leadership and this course will first teach...

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2019 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation

7 Total CME

2019 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation

Live Courses
11/03
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. Negotiation influences every aspect of our lives, so it’s time you master it. Learn...

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2019 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

3.5 Total CME

2019 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

Live Courses
11/05
Regular Price: $347

Member Price: $295

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. Everyone sees the world differently, and that’s why communicating with other people isn’t a...

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2019 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Quality

7 Total CME

2019 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Quality

Live Courses
11/02
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. Quality and consistency are inexorably linked. This course offers physicians the tools and tactics...

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2019 Fall Advanced Medical Staff Leadership

10.5 Total CME

2019 Fall Advanced Medical Staff Leadership

Live Courses
11/04 - 11/05
Regular Price: $1,525

Member Price: $1,296

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. The health care industry’s shift of focus from sickness to health and the rapid...

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2019 Fall Authentic Leadership Development

14 Total CME

2019 Fall Authentic Leadership Development

Live Courses
11/01 - 11/02
Regular Price: $1,525

Member Price: $1,296

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. Authentic leaders remain true to their values while guiding their organizations toward future success....

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2019 Fall Managing Physician Performance

24 Total CME

2019 Fall Managing Physician Performance

Live Courses
11/03 - 11/05
Regular Price: $2,350

Member Price: $1,998

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. Enroll in this course and learn how to find — and keep — talented...

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Strategic Planning

2 Total CME

Strategic Planning

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $180

Member Price: $153

Strategy development occurs in three interdependent stages: strategic thinking, strategic decision-making, and strategic planning. Strategic thinking is about analyzing and interpreting information. Strategic decision-making is about which strategy to pursue....

2019 Fall Professional Accountability

10.5 Total CME

2019 Fall Professional Accountability

Live Courses
11/01 - 11/02
Regular Price: $1,525

Member Price: $1,296

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. When organizations don’t have appropriate strategies to deal with disruptive and toxic behavior, these...

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2019 Fall Project Management

7 Total CME

2019 Fall Project Management

Live Courses
11/01
Regular Price: $818

Member Price: $695

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. Clarify expectations, define scopes, develop budgets and establish schedules with the skills and insights...

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2019 Fall Three Faces of Quality

24 Total CME

2019 Fall Three Faces of Quality

Live Courses
11/01 - 11/03
Regular Price: $2,350

Member Price: $1,998

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. Discover how to design and implement systems that drive better patient and business outcomes. You...

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2019 Fall Resolving Conflict

7 Total CME

2019 Fall Resolving Conflict

Live Courses
11/03
Regular Price: $935

Member Price: $795

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. In this course, the goal isn’t to eliminate conflict, but to make it meaningful...

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2019 Fall Science of High Reliability

10.5 Total CME

2019 Fall Science of High Reliability

Live Courses
11/04 - 11/05
Regular Price: $1,525

Member Price: $1,296

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. What is high reliability? It’s the study of human performance in complex systems, and...

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2019 Fall Practical Principles of Change Management

7 Total CME

2019 Fall Practical Principles of Change Management

Live Courses
11/04
Regular Price: $935

Member Price: $795

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. Physician leaders enrolled in this course will examine real case studies that demonstrate change...

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2019 Fall Optimizing Clinical & Business Outcomes through Physician-C Suite Collaboration

10.5 Total CME

2019 Fall Optimizing Clinical & Business Outcomes through Physician-C Suite Collaboration

Live Courses
11/02 - 11/03
Regular Price: $1,525

Member Price: $1,296

Advance Pricing: Save 10% off Fall Institute registrations through September 30th with code FALL10 at checkout. Succeeding as a physician or executive leader in today’s environment requires specific knowledge and...

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Foundations of Financial Accounting

5 Total CME

Foundations of Financial Accounting

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $475

Member Price: $404

This course offers insights on how to record business activities and interpret financial statements. Physician leaders who enroll can gain an understanding as to why financial accounting is so often political...

Science of High Reliability

10 Total CME

Science of High Reliability

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $895

Member Price: $761

High reliability is the study of human performance in complex systems. In this course, physician leaders explore systems thinking, analysis of serious safety events and techniques to minimize mistakes. The...

Resolving Conflict

7 Total CME

Resolving Conflict

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $695

Member Price: $591

The goal isn't to eliminate conflict but to make conflict productive. Physician leaders and their organizations can experience meaningful growth through conflict. When it's not managed well, conflict becomes disruptive...

Building and Leading Effective Teams

3.5 Total CME

Building and Leading Effective Teams

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $250

Member Price: $213

Teamwork is an essential component of coordinated interdisciplinary patient care, but it doesn’t happen on its own. Physician leaders know the importance of developing techniques to bring groups together and...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series

31.5 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $2,350

Member Price: $1,998

Enroll in Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series to build a well-rounded foundation of leadership and influence. Effective leadership is developed by honing specific skills and behaviors, and in the Fundamentals...

Practical Principles of Change Management

2 Total CME

Practical Principles of Change Management

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $200

Member Price: $170

This course consists of real case studies that demonstrate change creation. Physician leaders will closely examine those case studies and use actionable findings to manage change in their own organizations.Topics...

Engaging Physicians for Results

3.5 Total CME

Engaging Physicians for Results

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $250

Member Price: $213

While active physician engagement is a common goal, few know how to achieve this ideal high-performing workforce. Learn how to set out a compelling vision to gain physician buy-in for...

Developing a Business Plan

5.5 Total CME

Developing a Business Plan

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $450

Member Price: $383

Health care organizations hesitate to invest in initiatives without fully understanding the likely return on investments.  It is common for organizations to demand a business plan to justify the expense...

Present Like a Pro

4 Total CME

Present Like a Pro

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

This course explores presentation secrets and audience engagement techniques to allow physician leaders to command a room and influence other through presentations.  Physician leaders will study the art of audience-focused...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

3.5 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $295

Member Price: $251

Everyone sees the world differently, and that’s why communicating with other people isn’t a one-size-fits-all affair. This course isn’t just about how to speak or what to say – instead, it...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Finance

7.0 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Finance

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

This course provides physician leaders a practical blueprint for financial fluency and more – reading statements, utilizing four types of accounting and measuring the financial health of an organization. Finance is...

Managing Physician Performance: Series

24 Total CME

Managing Physician Performance: Series

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $1,745

Member Price: $1,483

This series includes Recruit and Retain Top Talent, Design a Compensation Model, and Deliver Effective Feedback This program provides expert instruction and actionable takeaways to recruit new physicians, host performance-based...

Advanced Privileging and Credentialing Challenges

2.5 Total CME

Advanced Privileging and Credentialing Challenges

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $225

Member Price: $191

Physician leaders are charged with providing the best possible care for patients.  Privileging and credentialing can help to protect providers and the public. Learn the principles of privileging for a...

Population Health Essentials for Physician Leaders

16 Total CME

Population Health Essentials for Physician Leaders

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $1,440

Member Price: $1,224

This course covers the challenges faced and solutions created by 21st century health care providers.  Physician leaders will study new ideologies on how prevention and quality outcomes are linked to...

Improving Communication and Feedback in Health Care Leadership

2.5 Total CME

Improving Communication and Feedback in Health Care Leadership

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $225

Member Price: $191

This course is designed for physician leaders who want to be more effective communicators. That starts by learning the types of communication. It involves using feedback to focus on goals and...

Strategic Thinking

2 Total CME

Strategic Thinking

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $180

Member Price: $153

Learn how to make choices to achieve desired outcomes. The word "strategy" gets used a lot, but defining it can be frustratingly elusive. This course explores the true meaning of...

Leading and Managing Strategic Change

5.5 Total CME

Leading and Managing Strategic Change

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $495

Member Price: $421

Gain the tools, techniques and skills required to lead change. The key to thriving as a physician leader is the ability to manage strategic innovation and change. There's a difference...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation

7.0 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

With the right skillset, anything can be negotiated – rank, salary, schedule and more. This course demonstrates the steps that make up all negotiations and it shows physician leaders how to leverage...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Influence

7.0 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Influence

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Influencing others is a major component of leadership. This course shows physicians leaders how to first influence themselves – by developing core values and clarifying their vision – so they can...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Quality

7.0 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Quality

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Quality and consistency are inexorably linked. This course offers physicians the tools and tactics they need to create consistent systems, processes and quality outcomes – along with some insight into the...

Strategic Decision Making

2 Total CME

Strategic Decision Making

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $180

Member Price: $153

Everyone makes decisions, but are those strategic decisions? This course discusses decision-making from a strategic perspective that helps organizations gain and sustain a competitive advantage and create value. Physician leaders...

Quality and Safety for Physician Leaders

3.5 Total CME

Quality and Safety for Physician Leaders

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $250

Member Price: $213

Create a culture of quality and safety with these course insights. The curriculum includes key concepts, such as improving system performance, reducing medical errors and enhancing patient satisfaction scores. Physician...

Advanced Financial Decision Making

7 Total CME

Advanced Financial Decision Making

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $630

Member Price: $536

Physician leaders cannot dismiss the importance of finance in strategic decision making. Consequently, applying financial principles can aid the process and result in improved patient care. Become a stronger physician...

MACRA Brings Value-Based Purchasing to Physicians

3 Total CME

MACRA Brings Value-Based Purchasing to Physicians

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $250

Member Price: $213

The value-based purchasing (VBP) model has changed health care, and this course provides practical takeaways that physician leaders can use to master the inherent challenges.Topics include:• The possibilities and pitfalls...

Social Media for Physician Leaders

2.5 Total CME

Social Media for Physician Leaders

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $225

Member Price: $191

This course focuses on developing and strengthening a social media voice – one that communicates effectively with patients and team members, emphasizes the safety of personal information, and uses marketing...

Leading Innovation in Health Care Delivery

2 Total CME

Leading Innovation in Health Care Delivery

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $180

Member Price: $153

These days, the volume-to-value transition in health care requires physician leaders to seek better ways to deliver care. By applying systematic and team-based approaches, they can innovate health care in...

Integrated Health Systems: Drivers, Design and Strategy

4 Total CME

Integrated Health Systems: Drivers, Design and Strategy

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $350

Member Price: $298

In this course, physician leaders will get a look at the design, management, and strategy of integrated health systems. They will also have the opportunity to explore those implications in...

Principles of Financial Decision Making

3.5 Total CME

Principles of Financial Decision Making

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $250

Member Price: $213

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the economic side of health care. Become familiar with the basic principles of finance and understand the documents that reveal the fiscal...

Integrated Health Systems: Physician Engagement

4 Total CME

Integrated Health Systems: Physician Engagement

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $350

Member Price: $298

System integration is the goal, and it works best when physicians operate collaboratively within a specific leadership structure and culture. This course shows how to establish that structure. It also...

The CMIO-CMO-CIO Partnership

1.5 Total CME

The CMIO-CMO-CIO Partnership

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $135

Member Price: $115

The course explores the role of clinical informatics and how each collaborator – Chief Medical Information Officer, Chief Medical Officer or Chief Information Officer – can improve them.  These partnerships...

Establish a Just Culture

4 Total CME

Establish a Just Culture

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

Gain access to the simple, fundamental principles required to transform the culture of a team or department. With these principles, leaders can open lines of communication with team members, foster...