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ACP Certificate - The Neuropsychology of Strategic Thinking

2 Total CME


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 conscious and, perhaps more significantly, the unconscious components of effective strategic thinking and it’s obstacles. Key to any successful shift in behavior is the understanding of how positive behavior change works in the body, brain and mind. Thus, this course will traverse topics including the psychology of strategic thinking, executive functioning and brain development, innate temperament, and the function of the ego in thinking effectively.  The approach is holistic in nature and will be immediately impactful in approaching both everyday leadership responsibilities and long-term organizational strategies. Finally, this course is both personal and universal in its application and focuses on the fundamental aspects of being human.

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Course Objectives

  • Define effective strategic thinking
  • Explain strategic thinking in terms of neuropsychological principles
  • Delineate the differences between personality and temperament and how this impacts how one thinks strategically
  • Recognize the role of ego and the barriers to effective strategic thinking
  • Identify the role of creativity vs. cognitive rigidity and how this impacts the implementation of strategic thinking

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 18, 2020.
Course Expiration Date: December 31, 2023.
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 material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

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