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Management Skills for Physician Leaders

Master the tools for effective decision-making, group dynamics, running meetings, dealing with disruptive individuals, and other everyday challenges in medical management. You’ll learn what's wrong with committees and meetings of all kinds and understand why there are so many managers but so few leaders. Make decisions that really work. And get groups of people to work more effectively.

3.5 Total CME

3.5 Elective Credits - CPE

3.5 Elective Credits - Masters

Course Objectives

  • Explain the continuum concept of the decision-making process.
  • Discuss the behavior and structure approaches to meetings.
  • Describe the effect of size on group dynamics.
  • Determine which type of meeting to use in any given situation.
  • Use the nominal group process for problem identification and problem solving.

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: April 2012

Course Review and Renewal date: April 2015

Course Expiration Date: April 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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