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Leading and Managing Strategic Change

The key to surviving and thriving as a physician leader is your ability to lead and manage strategic innovation and change. You’ll understand the difference between a compelling vision and a “burning platform” and be able to make the case for change. You’ll gain the tools, techniques and skills to lead change, not just manage it, and guide your organization to the forefront of health care innovation.

5.5 Total CME

5.5 Elective Credits - CPE

5.5 Elective Credits - Masters

Course Objectives

  • Define the role of the physician executive in leading and managing strategic innovation and change.
  • Distinguish between a compelling vision and a “burning platform.”
  • Identify the top reasons organizational change efforts fail and how to prevent failure.
  • Describe the six steps of the Blueprint of Successful Change Model.
  • Handle resistance, rather than fear or fight resistance.
  • Differentiate between leading and managing innovation and change from transition.
  • Develop 30-day, 60-day, and 90-day action plans.

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: June 2015

Course Expiration Date: June 2018

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.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations are eligible for full refund or transfer to another course (that occurs within 12 months) for up to 72 hours after purchase. A $100 processing fee applies to cancellations or transfers after 72 hours but before 30 days have elapsed. Cancellations after 30 days from purchase date are not eligible for refund or transfer.

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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