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Elevate Your Physician Leadership Skills

As hospitals and health systems seek to achieve transformational change, physicians are met with unique challenges as well as opportunities. Propelled by the emergence of Accountable Care Organizations, global budgets, bundled payments, and other payment reform initiatives, a point of consensus has emerged—the need for physician leadership at all levels within the organization.

Physician leaders are finding that they need new skills to engage in the complex questions of clinical integration, performance metrics, quality, safety, business measures, and population health. In addition to the standard physician core competencies, physicians need to develop skills in newer areas such as systems theory and analyses, use of information technology, and expanded knowledge of the continuum of care.

Concurrent with this technical knowledge, excellence in leadership can only be achieved with a high level of self-awareness and a broadened set of tools focused on interpersonal communication, conflict management, and relationship management.

The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University continue their successful educational collaboration by offering physicians education and training in the skill sets needed to succeed as a physician leader in this rapidly changing environment.

The Advanced Executive Leadership for Physicians Cornell certificate program is an effective and efficient way to support the career development of physician leaders, with valuable peer interaction and defined learning outcomes. This intensive program offers physicians training to elevate their executive leadership skills and acquire the competency to lead. Conveying these skills and techniques, combined with the use of assessment tools for long-term development, differentiates Advanced Executive Leadership for Physicians from other physician leadership training programs.

Program Objectives

  • Provide a conceptual framework of the leadership requirements, skills, and capabilities that advanced physician leaders need.
  • Identify individual strengths using group exercises, simulations, and self-assessment tools to define selective opportunities for personal leadership development.
  • Learn more about the opportunity, complexity, and methods of managing physicians.
  • Utilize data and analytics to solve problems and communicate proposed solutions effectively.
  • Enhance value to institutions, groups, and colleagues through critical thinking skills.
  • Explore leadership and persuasion as an effective means to influence and create change.