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 their individual leadership style, and assess their strengths
  • Use negotiation skills to effectively advocate the value of their hospitalist programs
  • Understand key financial and performance metrics impacting their hospitals 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 their program, prioritize efforts and achieve designated goals


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Non-member rate: $2,595

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2019 Accreditation

Accreditation Statement
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement
The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 23 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.

AAFP Credit Statement
This Live activity, Leadership Academy: Strategic Essentials 2019, with a beginning date of 11/04/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA Credit Statement
The Leadership Academy program has been accredited by the American Academy Family Physicians CME Credit System Department and the Commission on Continuing Professional Development (COCPD). This program is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. The Leadership Academy Program you identified will receive 21.50 AMA Category 2-B CME credits: Strategic Essentials.

2021 Faculty

  • Kierstin Kennedy, MD, MSHA
  • Brian Harte, MD
  • Russell L. Holman, MD, MHM
  • Eric E. Howell, MD, SFHM
  • Nancy Spector, MD
  • Maryellen Gusic, MD
  • Larry Wellikson, MD, MHM

“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