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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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Resolving Conflict

7 Total CME

Resolving Conflict

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Regular Price: $700

Member Price: $595

As a physician leader, effectively addressing and resolving conflict is a primary skill that serves you throughout your career and could be life altering for your employees or patients. This...

The Neuropsychology of Strategic Thinking

2 Total CME

The Neuropsychology of Strategic Thinking

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Regular Price: $200

Member Price: $170

This course will facilitate a shift perspective in how we think about, understand, and implement strategic thinking. This course will define strategic thinking in neuropsychological terms and address both the...

Essentials of Health Law

8 Total CME

Essentials of Health Law

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Regular Price: $800

Member Price: $680

If you’ve been searching for a comprehensive education on the most pressing healthcare law issues of today, then this course is for you. The world of healthcare law encompasses a...

Managing Physician Performance

14 Total CME

Managing Physician Performance

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Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

Enroll in Managing Physician Performance to learn how to find — and keep — the most talented physicians. This course provides a blueprint for the hiring and talent management process....

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4 Total CME

Project Management Overview for Physician Leaders

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Regular Price: $400

Member Price: $340

Physicians are increasingly being asked to tackle projects with high stakes deliverables, but don’t always have the proper knowledge to lead them toward successful outcomes. This course has a unique...

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3 Total CME

Physician Career Advancement: Mastering Soft Skills

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Regular Price: $300

Member Price: $255

While strong clinical skills often lead to interviews and job offers for physicians, they aren’t the only factor predicting long term-career success. Employers are beginning to recognize the importance of...

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3 Total CME

From Autonomy to Teamwork

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Regular Price: $300

Member Price: $255

Physicians are traditionally trained to be autonomous in their thinking and actions. However, as new care delivery models emerge placing further emphasis on team-based care, physicians must develop practical teamwork...

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3 Total CME

Building Your Online Presence

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Regular Price: $270

Member Price: $230

Creating and managing your online presence can be a challenge, but recent studies show that it may be of vital importance for today’s physicians. This course introduces health care professionals...

Leading Problem Solving

3 Total CME

Leading Problem Solving

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Regular Price: $270

Member Price: $230

Problem solving requires courage, ingenuity, fact-finding, and above all else, good communication. It is the essence of what leaders exist to do. With an insurmountable list of problems developing daily,...

Building Physician Wellness

3 Total CME

Building Physician Wellness

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Regular Price: $270

Member Price: $230

The physical and psychological tolls of burnout are widely researched today, but what is burnout really and how does it affect physicians? Building Physician Wellness takes a top-down approach to...

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4 Total CME

Practical Tools for Physician Self-Care

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Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

With upwards of 50% of physicians suffering from burnout, having knowledge of the research and theory behind this destructive force may be key to combatting these problems once and for...

Leading Complex Organizations

4 Total CME

Leading Complex Organizations

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Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

The job of a health care leader is never easy. Those leading complex organizations must be able to successfully manage many moving parts during times of change, crisis, conflict, and...

Managing Task Forces, Committees and Work Groups

3 Total CME

Managing Task Forces, Committees and Work Groups

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Regular Price: $270

Member Price: $230

Managing Task Forces, Committees and Work Groups: How to Get a Reputation as a Good Leader Running a small group is an important undertaking, and leaders have a challenging role...

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3 Total CME

Assessing the Health of Your Organization

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Regular Price: $270

Member Price: $230

Assessing the Health of Your Organization Many leaders hesitate to respond to organizational health concerns because the solutions seem out of reach. Assessing the health of an organization can be...

Interdisciplinary Relationship Management

4 Total CME

Interdisciplinary Relationship Management

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Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

Managing professional relationships is something that all physicians must do every day. However, this skill isn’t as easy as it sounds. With different personalities, priorities, and approaches to communication, relationships...

Proceed Until Apprehended

4 Total CME

Proceed Until Apprehended

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Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

Proceed Until Apprehended: Building a Culture of Trust Leaders are able to build organizational trust when the workplace is consistent, predictable, and non-threatening. Creating this type of environment might feel...

Embracing Change

3.5 Total CME

Embracing Change

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Regular Price: $350

Member Price: $298

The ability to embrace change is essential to being successful as a leader, but, for many, the natural response to change is fear or resistance. Fortunately, we can train our minds...

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3.5 Total CME

Transition from Management to Leadership

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Regular Price: $330

Member Price: $281

Medical training programs can fall short when it comes to preparing physicians for future leadership positions. In this course, you’ll learn how to successfully transition from a management to a...

The Numbers a CEO Needs to Know

5 Total CME

The Numbers a CEO Needs to Know

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Regular Price: $450

Member Price: $383

It’s no secret that CEOs need to maintain a significant level of knowledge about their organization’s financial status, but how much do they really need to know? This course introduces...

Establish a Just Culture

4 Total CME

Establish a Just Culture

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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...

Develop Effective Teams

5 Total CME

Develop Effective Teams

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Regular Price: $500

Member Price: $425

Learning how to work effectively in teams has become a crucial skill in today’s workplace. Those tasked with leading teams are presented with challenges that must be dealt with efficiently....

Mastering Physician Engagement

5 Total CME

Mastering Physician Engagement

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Regular Price: $450

Member Price: $383

Discover how to create stable relationships between physicians and the workplace. Use the strategies here to build physician trust, provide performance feedback and implement change. Explore key elements designed to...

Create Systems for Quality

3 Total CME

Create Systems for Quality

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Regular Price: $270

Member Price: $230

Unlock the step-by-step method for basic system design and gain access to the fundamentals of systems thinking. The course walks through basic system design, testing, and validation, system scaling, system...

Population Health Essentials for Physician Leaders

16 Total CME

Population Health Essentials for Physician Leaders

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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...

Strategic Decision Making

2 Total CME

Strategic Decision Making

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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...

Integrated Health Systems: Physician Engagement

4 Total CME

Integrated Health Systems: Physician Engagement

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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...

Engaging Physicians for Results

3.5 Total CME

Engaging Physicians for Results

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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...

Foundations of Financial Accounting

5 Total CME

Foundations of Financial Accounting

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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...

Strategic Thinking

2 Total CME

Strategic Thinking

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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...

Principles of Financial Decision Making

3.5 Total CME

Principles of Financial Decision Making

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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...

Leading and Managing Strategic Change

5.5 Total CME

Leading and Managing Strategic Change

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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...

Leveraging the Clinical Team

2 Total CME

Leveraging the Clinical Team

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Regular Price: $180

Member Price: $153

Physician leaders who are managing interdisciplinary clinical teams can learn the basics of hiring, leading, and managing new team members. This course provides strategies for effective coaching, defusing disruptive behavior...

Developing a Business Plan

5.5 Total CME

Developing a Business Plan

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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

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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...

Strategic Planning

2 Total CME

Strategic Planning

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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....

Improving Communication and Feedback in Health Care Leadership

2.5 Total CME

Improving Communication and Feedback in Health Care Leadership

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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...

Advanced Financial Decision Making

7 Total CME

Advanced Financial Decision Making

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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...

Building and Leading Effective Teams

5.0 Total CME

Building and Leading Effective Teams

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Regular Price: $500

Member Price: $425

Recently refreshed to address the challenges of remote work during the Covid-19 pandemic, this course is one of the most important for Physician Leadership. Building and Leading Effective Teams, taught...

Practical Principles of Change Management

5.0 Total CME

Practical Principles of Change Management

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Regular Price: $500

Member Price: $425

Change is inevitable, adaptation is powerful, and change management is an essential Physician Leadership skill. Introducing Practical Principles of Change Management, taught by Larry McEvoy, an AAPL DE Self Study...

Science of High Reliability

10 Total CME

Science of High Reliability

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Regular Price: $1,000

Member Price: $850

Defined simply, “high reliability” is the study of human performance in complex systems. Introducing The Science of High Reliability, taught by Jeff Norton, an AAPL DE Self Study in which...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Quality

7.0 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Quality

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Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

The refinement of healthcare practices in the context of quality and safety is a crucial aspect of improving outcomes for patients. Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Quality, taught by David Nash,...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series

35 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series

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Regular Price: $2,529

Member Price: $2,150

Build a well-rounded foundation of leadership and influence skills by enrolling in the Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series. Taught by some of AAPL’s finest instructors, this series is a bundle...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation

7.0 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation

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Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

With the right skillset, anything can be negotiated—rank, salary, schedule and more. Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation, taught by Linda Babcock, is an AAPL DE Self Study course that delivers...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Influence

7.0 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Influence

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Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Influence is a major component of leadership. Not to be confused with power or control, influence is leveraging key tactics that involve, connect, and inspire others. Fundamentals of Physician Leadership:...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Finance

7.0 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Finance

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Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

This course is part of 2022 Spring Institute, an in-person event delivered in St. Petersburg, FL in May 2022. Finance is a complex topic, but those physician leaders who understand...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

7 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

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Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Everyone sees the world differently, and that’s why communicating with other people isn’t a one-size-fits-all affair. Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication, taught by Johann Humbert, is an AAPL DE Self...