American Association for Physician Leadership

Developing a Business Plan


Health care organizations hesitate to invest in initiatives without fully understanding the likely return on investments.  It is common for organizations to demand a business plan to justify the expense of new projects and ventures.  And it is essential for physician leaders to understand business plans; including each key element of a plan.  Learn to draft business plans for new programs, projects and ventures for existing organizations -- as well as for new business development. 

Note: This course requires your additional purchase of the book, Business Plan Kits for Dummies (ISBN: 978-1119245490). This required resource can be found on Amazon , as well as other similar retailers. Please be sure to order in advance, as you will utilize it throughout your course.

Topics include: 

  • Defining the purpose and structure of business plans

  • Essential elements of a successful plan

  • Questions that plans should address

Key Dates

Access to Course Expires:

365 days from purchase date of course.

Accreditation & Disclosures
Cancellation Policy

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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American Association for Physician Leadership®

formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)