American Association for Physician Leadership

CAREER EDUCATION

Relevant, competency-based training from industry leaders. (And certification potential.)

From Conflict Management to Systems Awareness and Team Building to Technology Integration, keep yourself empowered with CME self-study, hybrid online and in-person education.

A Journey Through Population Health

New This course aims to equip physician leaders with a comprehensive understanding of population health, its challenges, and strategies to advance its initiatives. Through video lectures, interactive learning activities, and a longitudinal case study experience, participants wil...

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$1,400

Members save $210

14 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Advanced Behavior Management Strategies

Gain a deepened understanding of behavior management within the context of leadership in healthcare organizations, and lead the charge to establish and maintain a culture that optimizes for interpersonal dynamics.

$745

Members save $112

7 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Advanced Financial Decision Making

Healthcare finance and strategic decision making go hand in hand, so master them both with this online class from the American Association for Physician Leadership. Complete this course for 7 CME credits after completing our prerequisite online course Techniques of Financial...

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$630

Members save $95

7 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Assessing the Health of Your Organization

Find out if your health care organization is healthy and learn actionable strategies that improve worker productivity and employee morale. Take this online course from the American Association for Physician Leadership and earn 3 CME credits.

$270

Members save $41

3 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Building and Leading Effective Teams

In this course, attendees will gain insight into key concepts and competencies such as shared leadership/governance, four defining attributes of a team, the group/team environment and organizational culture, and teams and change management.

$500

Members save $75

5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Building Bridges with Payors

New In today's ever-changing healthcare landscape, building strong relationships with payors is essential for healthcare organizations to succeed. This course is designed to provide physician leaders with the knowledge and tools needed to effectively communicate with payors and ...

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$795

Members save $119

7 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Building Physician Wellness

There is no doubt that burnout is a pervasive part of the healthcare industry, but what is it and what does it mean? Much of burnout research today informs physicians of the physical and psychological tolls it can take. This course takes a top-down approach to view wellness ...

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$270

Members save $41

3 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Building Your Online Presence

This course is focused on increasing a physician’s online presence by interacting within the digital mediascape – whether that be through social media, blogging, personal websites or other avenues. Through an exploration of these and other topics, physicians will develop str...

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CPE Elective

CEO Academy

What does it take to become a CEO in health care? This academy course will provide the framework for transitioning into the role of CEO, recognizing what distinguishes leadership from management in health care, empowering yourself as a leader, overseeing your organization or...

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CPE Elective

CMO Academy

This academy is created for both new and experienced CMOs who want to hone critical health care management and leadership skills. Together, we'll cover the frameworks and strategies you need to make meaningful financial decisions for your organization.

CPE Elective

Create Systems for Quality

This course walks through basic system design, testing, and validation, system scaling, system maintenance – all to help physicians create lasting, high-quality change in their work environments.

$270

Members save $41

3 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Deliver Effective Feedback

This course provides the tools and techniques physician leaders need to promote good behavior, discourage unproductive habits and connect meaningfully with their people.

CPE Elective

Develop Effective Teams

Form an efficient team using strategies learned from this course from the American Association for Physician Leadership. learn how to manage conflict, determine team member strengths, and communicate effectively. Once completed, this course counts for 5 CME credits.

$500

Members save $75

5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Developing a Business Plan

Do you want to know how to make a business plan? Look no further than this online class from the American Association for Physician Leadership. Learn how to draft an enviable business plan for a project or program that organizations will invest in. This course will earn you ...

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$450

Members save $68

5.5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Embracing Change

This course provides practical strategies to encourage and support adaptability and resilience during times of change. Through real-world examples, you'll have an opportunity to explore potential concerns and solutions while improving your attitude toward change.

$350

Members save $53

3.5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Engaging Physicians for Results

While active physician engagement is a common goal, few know how to achieve this ideal high-performing workforce. Learn how to set out a compelling vision to gain physician buy-in for change. Explore key elements that will build relationships with stakeholders to construct t...

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$250

Members save $38

3.5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Establish a Just Culture

Gain access to the simple, fundamental principles required to transform the culture of a team or department. With these principles, leaders can open lines of communication with team members, foster accountability in every employee, and empower peers and colleagues to achieve...

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$360

Members save $54

4 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Establishing Your Social Media Presence

New In the brave new world of social media, what is the role of the physician and clinician leader? Do physicians really need to be on social media? How do they build their image? This course will explore the answers to the questions and teach physicians and other health care pr...

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$500

Members save $75

5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Foundations of Financial Accounting

This course offers insights on how to record business activities and interpret financial statements. Physician leaders who enroll can gain an understanding as to why financial accounting is so often political and controversial.

$475

Members save $71

5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

From Autonomy to Teamwork

This course will guide participants in recognizing the importance of team-based care, identifying attributes and qualities of high-performing teams, diagnosing strategies to minimize risk and human error, and the significance of being held responsible for ones’ actions or th...

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$300

Members save $45

3 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Improving Communication and Feedback in Health Care Leadership

Become a more effective communicator, handle conflict, and deliver feedback with ease with the skills learned in this online course from the American Association for Physician Leadership. Improve these skills and improve patient care. Upon completion of this course, you can ...

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$225

Members save $34

2.5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Integrated Health Systems: Physician Engagement

This course shows how to establish that structure. It also explores how behavior and organizational values can align to create loyalty within a team.

CPE Elective

Interdisciplinary Relationship Management

Could emotional intelligence be the key you're missing when it comes to managing your relationships? Strengthen the relationships you have with other physicians with this online course from the American Association for Physician Leadership. This course is worth 4 CME credits...

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$360

Members save $54

4 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Leading and Managing Strategic Change

This course will provide physician leaders the insights they need to guide their organizations to the forefront of health care innovation.

$495

Members save $74

5.5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Leading Complex Organizations

This course will explore differences between traditional and complex health care organizations, evaluate leadership traits and characteristics, explain the role of conflict and ambiguity in modern organizations, determine strategies for addressing employee concerns and feedb...

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$360

Members save $54

4 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Leading Innovation in Healthcare Organizations

Creating & nurturing an innovative organization suited to meet the continual challenge of change is a critical leadership attribute for organizational success. This course explores the mindset and skills necessary to be an effective leader of innovation and to hone that mind...

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$1,400

Members save $210

14 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Leading Problem Solving

Problem solving requires courage, ingenuity, fact-finding, and above all else, good communication. It is the essence of what leaders exist to do. With an insurmountable list of problems developing daily, and time limitations that add new complexities, finding solutions can s...

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$270

Members save $41

3 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Leveraging the Clinical Team

This course provides strategies for effective coaching, defusing disruptive behavior and more. The curriculum shows how to apply a high-performance model so all team members are reaching their potential.

$180

Members save $27

2 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Managing Task Forces, Committees and Work Groups

Running a small group is an important undertaking, and leaders have a challenging role to play in coordinating meeting strategies. Leaders must learn to manage their groups effectively and efficiently to encourage the future success of organizational initiatives. Effective m...

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$270

Members save $41

3 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Mastering Emotional Intelligence

This course will equip you with the intrapersonal skills and interpersonal strategies to exude greater emotional intelligence in the healthcare context. Through the in-depth analysis of case studies and real-world situations, you will develop enhanced proficiency in behavior...

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$805

Members save $121

7 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Mastering Physician Engagement

How do you create a workforce that is more engaged with their duties? Discover how to evaluate current engagement and create positive change with this course from the American Association for Physician Leadership. Earn 5 CME credits after completion.

$450

Members save $68

5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians

This course explores a range of non-clinical careers, teaches you how to identify fitting career opportunities, prepares you to successfully obtain and thrive in a non-clinical role.

$729

Members save $109

7 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Physician Career Advancement: Mastering Soft Skills

While strong clinical skills may lead to job interviews, they aren’t the only factor in predicting long-term career success. This course will help physician leaders improve their competitive advantage & ensure future marketability, by focusing on key soft skills that are cri...

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$300

Members save $45

3 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Physician Enterprise: Return on Investment

New Managing a physician enterprise requires clear compatibility between strategic objectives and operational performance. Physician enterprises of all sizes and levels of integration struggle to utilize data to drive action and accountability from the C-suite to the front desk.

$795

Members save $119

7 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Physician Wellness Academy

High-performance, conscious leaders are self-aware, present, resilient, authentic, compassionate, courageous, and decisive and achievement oriented. They lead with greater impact and influence to create actively engaged cultures that thrive with greater levels of well-being ...

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CPE Elective

Population Health Academy

This academy is designed for physicians who want data that leads to real, actionable change in their work – and for those physicians, in all types of practices, who believe in a “no outcome, no income” vision for the future of health care.

$1,610

Members save $242

14 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Practical Tools for Physician Self-Care

This course will discuss the theory and research behind burnout and the psychological and physical impacts it can have, both among physicians and in the healthcare system as a whole.

$360

Members save $54

4 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Presentation Skills for Physician Leaders

New As a physician leader, your communication skills are critical from one-on-one engagement to public speaking in front audiences.

$500

Members save $75

5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Principles of Financial Decision Making

Gain the skills needed to understand the economics of healthcare, volume-based care, and fixed-pay course in this online course from the American Association for Physician Leadership. Learn everything you need to know about your organization's fiscal health and earn 3.5 CME.

$250

Members save $38

3.5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Proceed Until Apprehended

Does your health care organization have a culture of fear or trust? Find out and help positively transform the culture of your clinic or hospital with this course from the American Association for Physician Leadership. Complete this course and earn 4 CME credits.

$360

Members save $54

4 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Project Management Overview for Physician Leaders

This course has a unique focus on the physician’s role in project management and explores the nuances of traditional, dyad, and triad project leadership models. Throughout this course, you will find new ways to reduce costs, identify risks, increase productivity, and boost ...

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$400

Members save $60

4 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Revenue Cycle Check Up

New If you’ve ever asked your practice administrator, “How are we doing?” or you’ve asked yourself “Why am I working as hard as ever and generating less revenue?” This session will show you why through a forensic analysis of the financial reports that every physician should know...

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$795

Members save $119

7 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Strategic Decision Making

Do you make strategic decisions that will help your organization? Learn how to make decisions more strategically with this online class from the American Association for Physician Leadership. This course is worth 2 CME credits and is best taken with our Strategic Thinking an...

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$180

Members save $27

2 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Strategic Planning

This course focuses on strategic planning. It's about implementation and taking action.

$180

Members save $27

2 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Strategic Planning Workshop

Strategic decision-making is about which strategy to pursue. This course focuses on the third aspect — strategic planning. It's about implementation and taking action.

CPE Elective

Strategic Thinking

This course explores the true meaning of strategy, what strategies are good for, and the difficulties in creating and implementing shared strategies.

$180

Members save $27

2 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Strengths-Based Leadership

New Accepting the call to leadership in healthcare involves far more than an extension of responsibilities and the scope of one’s organizational influence.

$805

Members save $121

7 CME Credits

CPE Elective

The Emotionally Intelligent Physician Leader

This course is designed to help learners develop deeper clarity about the nature, scope, and utility of emotional intelligence, specifically as it relates to the healthcare context. Emotional intelligence encompasses a wide range of skills that not only reflect one’s ability...

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$545

Members save $82

5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

The Neuropsychology of 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.

$200

Members save $30

2 CME Credits

CPE Elective

The Numbers a CEO Needs to Know

This course introduces areas of vital importance that every CEO should be aware of in relation to the financial health of their organization. After completing this course, leaders will be able to speak authoritatively about important financial concepts, plan for strategic de...

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$450

Members save $68

5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Transition from Management to Leadership

Find out how to transition to a physician leadership position with this online course from the American Association for Physician Leadership. Identify your skills and gaps and how to thrive in a new role. Earn 3.5 CME credits upon completion.

$330

Members save $50

3.5 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Using the CPI 260 for Leadership Development

New Every physician leader possesses a unique combination of character traits that shape how they function and perform as a healthcare professional. From this perspective, each leader has distinctive development needs that must be independently defined.

$920

Members save $138

7 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Value-Based Care

In the complicated world of payment and delivery system reform, this course will deconstruct the most challenging concepts for the novice yet provides sophisticated insights for even the most seasoned physician executive.

$1,489

Members save $223

14 CME Credits

CPE Elective

Women in Leadership

Women face unique challenges in leadership, but also bring a unique perspective. This course will provide ideas, skills and perspective on leading every day. The gender-specific course format is designed to allow for greater openness among participants and provides a suppor...

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CPE Elective
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The Neuropsychology of Strategic Thinking

This course aims to equip physician leaders with a comprehensive understanding of population health, its challenges, and strategies to advance its initiatives.

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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