2022 Physician Leadership Series

2022 Physician Leadership Series

Physician Leadership Series: Leading Well in Today’s Health Care Environment

Accredited for 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Course Start Date: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022
Course End Date:  Tuesday, May 10, 2022

ISMA Members: $200
(Nonmember physicians must join ISMA to register for this 12-week physician leadership series.)

Registration required

Program description:

Developing core leadership competencies can strengthen your resilience as a physician, improve how you manage time and stress, and increase your workflow efficiency. ISMA is committed to helping members develop these and other skills they need to thrive professionally in today’s health care environment, regardless of the type or size of their organization.

Starting in February, ISMA will offer “Leading Well in Today’s Health Care Environment,” a 12-week physician leadership series presented in conjunction with the Washington State Medical Association. This virtual series, led by Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA, of the University of Washington and the Washington State Medical Association Center for Leadership Development, is being offered at a 90% discount thanks to a grant from the Physicians Foundation. The series will combine live and online sessions so you can learn at your own convenience.

Please note: You must be an ISMA physician member to take part in this series. If you are not a member, you can learn about the many benefits of ISMA membership and join ISMA by visiting ismanet.org.

Requirements for successful completion of this series include the following.

Attendance at three virtual daylong sessions with Dr. Walker:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 22, and Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. There will be a one-hour lunch break and several other breaks.
  • Tuesday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Weekly virtual communication within your designated small group:

  • Topics will be posted weekly from late February through mid-May. You may read any assigned articles or posts and comment on them at your own convenience. Assignments will be posted on Fridays and will be due by the following Friday.

Personal coaching option: 
  • After successful completion of all workshop sessions and online assignments, you will be invited to schedule an optional one-hour, follow-up coaching session with Dr. Walker.
  • You will also have the option of scheduling an additional one-hour coaching session with a local coaching professional. Participants may select either a physician coach or an executive leadership coach for this session.

Course curriculum:

Module 1 – Managing Yourself and Others

Module 2 – Managing the Organization: Team and Culture

Module 3 – Performance Improvement Basics

Module 4 – Patient Safety, Error Reduction and High Reliability Organizations

Module 5 – Disclosure for Error and the Just Culture

Module 6 – Personal and Short-Range Planning

Module 7 – Long Range and Strategic Planning

Module 8 – Finance 101: Budgeting

Module 9 – Engaging Physicians in Change

Module 10 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Leadership

Module 11 - Capstone Case Formulation

Module 12 - Communication, Influence, Feedback, Conflict and Negotiation

Presenter/Course Director:

Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA
Professor Emeritus
University of Washington

Co-sponsored by:

Supported by an educational grant from: 

CME information: 

Accreditation Statement:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA). The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:  The WSMA designates this Other activity (blended course of live instruction and online enduring materials) for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure: The content of this activity is not related to products or services of an ACCME-defined ineligible company (commercial interest); therefore no one in control of content has a relevant financial relationship to disclose and there is no potential for conflicts of interest.


4 p.m. ET

PLEASE NOTE: Once registered, you will receive an immediate “Registration Confirmation” email containing additional details. 

If you experience difficulty in registering or have additional questions, please reach out to Cheryl Stearley, CME Accreditation & Recognition Administrator, at 317-454-7731 or cstearley@ismanet.org.   


2/22/2022 8:00 AM - 5/10/2022 5:00 PM