Leadership and Governance for Group Practice Board Members

Course Description

Learn the governance skills you need to build consensus and lead with confidence. Group practice board members will gain invaluable information and tools during this "hand-on" educational experience. With our faculty experts, you'll learn to make the decisions that will move your group ahead of the competition.

Other topics include:

  • Leading at the board level—Governance vs. Management
  • Key responsibilities of board members, particularly in quality management and error reduction
  • Reconciling generational issues of your partners and associates
  • Financial reports that really matter
  • Controlling costs and increasing revenue sources
  • Performance and behavioral standards
  • Managing disruptive and impaired physicians
  • Running more effective board meetings

Target Audience

This CME activity is intended for physicians and other health care leaders who wish to explore the governance skills and leadership needed to build consensus in a group practice.


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Course Objectives

  • Identify the major forces emerging on the horizon of health care and their effect on physician groups.
  • Develop strategies to effectively respond to these major forces.
  • Identify and overcome common barriers to effective physician group governance.
  • Apply specific, practical techniques to systematically improve the governance of your organizations.
  • Clarify your role as board members and more effectively perform.
  • Apply small group dynamics and organizational politics to more effectively manage meetings and lead groups.
  • Establish performance and behavioral standards for all physicians in your group including disruptive and impaired physicians.
  • Expand your knowledge of clinic financial statements, strategic plans, and the operating budget.
  • Use the language of finance to more effectively communicate with CFOs and clinic administration.
  • Outlining the economics behind the importance of leveraging the revenue cycle in addition to understanding and managing the cost structure of the clinic.


Live Conference - 18 CME Credits

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships and Potential Conflicts of Interest

Consistent with ACPE CME policies, everyone involved in the development, management, presentation and evaluation of this CME activity has provided full disclosure information, and there are no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. 

Faculty Credentials

James E. Orlikoff, MA 
Orlikoff Associates

William Martin, PsyD 
DePaul University Chicago, IL

Mark Covaleski, PhD, CPA
University of Wisconsin

Michael Guthrie, MD, MBA, FACPE 
University of Colorado - Denver

Method of Physician Participation

Live Course - To earn CME credit, you must attend all the sessions for this course, be engaged in the lectures, and read the course materials. Estimated time to complete course- 18 hours.

Evaluation Method

Each ACPE CME activity includes an evaluation process to determine that the learning objectives have been met and that the activity was of educational value to the target audience and was unbiased. The evaluation also assesses whether or not the CME activity resulted in a change in physician practice behavior and offers participants a method of feedback. 

Course formats and materials

Live Conference: PDF materials are available for download.

Expiration Policy: Links to course materials are active for twelve months beginning on the start date of live and InterAct courses, and for twelve months following registration and payment for InterAct Express courses.

Discounts may not be used in combination. Only one discount may be redeemed per purchase.

Accreditation — The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation— The American College of Physician Executives designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.