Solve This! Breakthrough Thinking for Physician Executives

Course Description

Do you notice that the more things need to change, the more they often stay the same? Is much of your day taken up with meetings that become more meetings? When you need new solid ideas from your team, do you find the same old, same old? This course will provide you with new ways to think, manage and lead and help your team to think differently and more effectively. It will not only give you a competitive edge but also a cooperative edge (with your colleagues). Participants will use real-world scenarios through activity and participation to expand their own thinking and that of their project teams.

Other topics include:

  • Go beyond creativity (new ideas) to innovation (better ideas that make a difference)
  • Know how to turn mistakes into opportunities with your team
  • Get the right ideas from the right people with the right results
  • Use strategic thinking to be an innovative leader without being seen as a micromanager

Target Audience

This CME activity is intended for physicians and other health care leaders who wish to learn new ways to think, manage and lead and to help their teams think differently and more effectively. This course is an elective requirement for the degree and certification prerequisite curriculum.


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Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate increased skills in a solution-focused approach to persistent challenges and difficult people roadblocks.
  • Differentiate the importance (and the subtlety) of many kinds of questions when trying to provide focus to a team.
  • Anticipate roadblocks, objections, and internal team conflicts that may inhibit your team’s most innovative efforts.
  • Influence those who don’t think they need to listen to you or to your team.
  • Identify where, when, and how to use strength-based approach with your team.
  • List the three things that matter the most in being an effective leader.
  • Develop a reliable strategy for innovation that allows reasonable risk-taking and bottom-line results.
  • Understand how today’s choices influence your next career step.


Live Conference - 12 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

Kevin E. O’Connor, MA, CSP 
O’Connor & Associates

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 - 12 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 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.