Courses on Communication

As a physician leader, clearly communicating across a spectrum of types is a challenge. AAPL has curated courses that will assist you in delivering your message, whether that be written, verbal, visual or social.

Here are recommended courses from the AAPL's course catalog. 


  • Present Like a Pro

    Explore presentation secrets and audience engagement techniques that allow physician leaders to command a room and influence others through presentations. Physician leaders will study the art of audience-focused presentations, whether it be through email, slide decks or social media. Learn to be seen, heard, and to have influence.

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  • Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

    This course provides actionable advice on body language, communication formats (like email vs. text vs. phone call), the tone of voice and more. Lessons are delivered through a series of video lectures, downloadable resources and interactive moments that allow participants to practice with the skills and insights they develop throughout the course.

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  • Engaging Physicians for Results

    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 change. Explore key elements that will build relationships with stakeholders to construct the optimal performance leadership structure. Understand how performance metrics, training programs and leadership development can be harnessed to impact change.

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  • Social Media for Physician Leaders

    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 principles to benefit the organization and people involved.

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  • Improving Communication and Feedback in Health Care Leadership

    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 handle conflict. And it ends when physician leaders are able to optimize their communication tools to improve patient care.

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