Leadership Program: October 6, 2020 through January 19, 2021 - 2 nights per month. Earn up 24 CME credits.

The Physician Leadership Program is an engaging program developed by physicians, for physicians. It consists of eight manageably sequenced online sessions — built to accommodate busy physician schedules — and covers broad-based skills that strengthen physician leadership across specialties and modes of practice. Each session provides an intense, experiential learning experience led by nationally recognized faculty using a dynamic interactive format.

Physicians in today’s dynamic health care environment need to be effective leaders in order to ensure organizational and individual success, and they need tangible leadership skills that build on our clinical knowledge and experience.
The Physician Leadership Program is an innovative program developed by physician leaders in collaboration with faculty from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Haas School of Business. It addresses the fact that physicians are, and should be, placed in roles with organizational responsibility, but have limited formal opportunities to learn the concepts, skills, and tools of leadership.

Each virtual session provides an intense, experiential learning experience led by nationally recognized faculty using a dynamic interactive online format. Each session will consist of carefully selected pre-course work relevant to the upcoming live session to assist in engaging participants. Following each live session, the participants will have the opportunity to apply their new leadership skills with their fellow participants in online discussions and an optional Q&A with the course director. The online format provides these opportunities:
  • Enjoy collaborating and networking with colleagues in breakout rooms
  • Earn additional CME credits with supplemental materials for each session
  • Interact during sessions with digital collaboration tools
  • Apply new practices and share experiences in discussion boards with your peers
  • Attend online office hours with the Course Director for Q & A
Participants will gain practical skills and insights directly applicable to their practice opportunities and challenges. Participants can earn a certificate of completion and up to 24 hours of CME credit.  

SCMA is offering a Scholarship to attend to one SCMA Member Physician. Deadline to apply for scholarship is Friday, September 18th.
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Wendy Young, Executive Director | (707) 620-0808 |
Session 1:
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 PM 
Common models of leadership, its importance to organizations, ways that clinical skills can inform leadership, and the interdependency of leadership and followership will be presented.

Session 2:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 PM 
The use of tools, such as the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator®, to discover our style preferences and those of others will be demonstrated, as well as strategies on how to collaborate around those preferences.

Session 3:
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 PM 
More than an absence of discrimination, active anti-racism work is being demanded of us all. In this session we will be addressing what an anti-racist workplace looks like and the change needed to achieve this.

Session 4:
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 PM
We will examine how we tell, hear, elicit, validate, and suppress stories. The power of reframing and vulnerabilities to persuasion will be discussed, as well as how to create effective presentations and meetings as forms of narrative.
Session 5:
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 PM 
This session will build on our earlier discussion of teams and look at our style preferences for dealing with conflicting aims within and across teams, departments, and institutions.

Session 6:
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 PM 
Having tools for balancing competing values and aims in complex situations can enlist the team’s best efforts toward shared organizational purpose.

Section 7:
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Team collaboration is essential to maintaining a healthy workplace and delivering high-quality patient care. Collaborative approaches can we take to improve the structure and functions (and dysfunctions) of teams.

Section 8:
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 PM 
This session is an introduction to the formal project management framework and its connections with clinical management. Physicians can use their clinical skills to build credibility with administrators and management and to foster innovation in constrained settings.
SCMA/MLCMS Members : $1,400*
Non-Members : $1,900

Register by September 15, and save $100

Group Discounts:
3-4 from the same organization: -10%
5+ from the same organization: - 15%
For more info please contact: or (510) 654-5383

Registration before October 2, 2020
*SCMA is offering one full scholarship* to attend the Leadership Program to a SCMA Physician Member. To be considered, please send an email to the SCMA Board, c/o detailing your interest in leadership and why the SCMA Board should support your leadership journey. Letters of interest must must be received by September 18. The Board will review all applicants and make a decision at the September 8th board meeting. You will be notified on September 25h.

*Value $1,300. Physician will be reimbursed after proof of program completion
Accreditation Statement: The ACCMA is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education
Credit Designation Statement: ACCMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Contact SCMA|MLCMS: | Rachel@scma.og | (707) 525-4375