Course Overview

Learn how to evaluate personal leadership strengths and weaknesses, create, and execute a communication strategy for key team members, understand key hospital finances and drivers, examine how hospital metrics are derived, and more in this four-day, hands-on educational course covering various hospital medicine-focused leadership skills.

Attendees are grouped at tables of ten, each with a skilled facilitator to ensure meaningful, relevant application of concepts to hands-on activities.

The Leadership: Strategic Essentials course is recommended for residents, early-career hospital medicine professionals, first-time hospitalist leaders, and/or hospitalist leaders wishing to strengthen or broaden their leadership skill set and advance their career.

Course Objectives

  • Understand your individual leadership style, and assess your strengths
  • Use negotiation skills to effectively advocate the value of your hospitalist programs
  • Understand key financial and performance metrics impacting your hospital and hospitalist programs
  • Create and execute a communication strategy for all key constituencies
  • Implement methods of effective change through leadership, shared vision, and management of the organization’s culture
  • Utilize strategic planning to define a vision for your program, prioritize efforts, and achieve designated goals
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  • $2,695

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2022 Accreditation

SHM Credit Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Credit Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 20.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

The faculty and planners of these activities have no relevant relationships to disclose unless noted below. All relevant relationships were mitigated prior to the start of this activity.

2022 Faculty

“There are very powerful and very practical skills I’m learning that really have to do with overall trends & what is going on in healthcare, and how that affects our day-to-day.”
Rachel Nash, Strategic Essentials 2018