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Building and Leading Effective Teams

3.5 Total CME

Regular Price: $250

Member Price: $213

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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 work through inevitable challenges. 

Gain the knowledge and support skills needed to build a successful team in a health care organization. Understand not only the principles of change management but also learn to utilize techniques to build buy-in. See how successful leaders recruit, select and retain top clinicians through effective coaching and training. Explore the use of surveys, case studies, and role-playing to apply the skills learned. 

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Increased commitment and motivation
  • Performance management systems
  • Change management

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Course Objectives

    • Understand the role of leaders in managing department personnel processes.
    • Understand general concepts of change management for team buy-in.
    • Develop and implement recruitment, selection and retention strategies for clinical staff.
    • Develop, implement and evaluate performance management systems for clinical staff.
    • Use corrective discipline to mitigate workplace behavior problems.
    • Explore strategies for effectively coaching team members.
    • Developing and training staff.

Method of Participation

To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:

  • Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page.
  • Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable).
  • Read any course materials and complete any required activities.
  • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity's post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed.
  • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit.
  • Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours.

Key Dates

Original Course Release Date: December 2014

Course Review and Renewal Date: June 2018

Course Expiration Date: June 2021

Access to Course Expires: 365 days from purchase date of course



Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership® staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Refunds are available for online courses if the refund is requested within a 72-hour period after purchase and no course materials have been accessed.
  • If the course is accessed at any time, no cancellation or refund will be allowed.
  • If registrations are cancelled within 72 hours of purchase and no access of course material has occurred, then a full refund less a $100 processing fee will be applied.
  • Once 72 hours have passed after purchase, no cancellations or refunds will be allowed.

Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. Refunds or transfers are not available if testing has occurred or CME is claimed.

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, Building & Leading Effective Teams has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) and/or an MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity for the following ABMS Member Boards:

ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity

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