American Association for Physician Leadership

Interdisciplinary Relationship Management


Managing professional relationships is something that all physicians must do every day. However, this skill isn’t as easy as it sounds. With different personalities, priorities, and approaches to communication, relationships can become complicated in the blink of an eye. 

This course provides insight into strategies required to maintain successful working relationships across disciplines and within the confines of your own department. The importance of emotional intelligence, communication, trust, and conflict management will be discussed in this course. Upon completion, you will have the information necessary to formulate effective communication strategies that work for your communication style, and the awareness and wherewithal to use those strategies to improve your own professional relationships.

Topics in this course include:

  • The role of emotional intelligence (EI) in relationship management and how to improve your EI

  • Skills for managing relationships across interdisciplinary teams and benefits of organizational culture

  • Understanding effective communication, conversation agility, and how to improve your skills

  • How to approach conflict management and difficult conversations with people as well as how to repair relationships

This course is ideal for:

  • Physicians or health care professionals looking to make the next move in their career

  • Professionals trying to find their place at their organization

  • Professionals who want to improve their communication skills, especially pertaining to speaking to others in higher roles

  • Those seeking to improve their emotional intelligence skills

 Faculty:  Joe Geskey

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.


Mail Processing Address
PO Box 96503 I BMB 97493
Washington, DC 20090-6503

Payment Remittance Address
PO Box 745725
Atlanta, GA 30374-5725
(800) 562-8088
(813) 287-8993 Fax



AAPL providers leadership development programs designed to retain valuable team members and improve patient outcomes.

American Association for Physician Leadership®

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