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ACPE’s Physician Leadership Development Program

Research published in Social Science and Medicine demonstrated a strong correlation between physician leadership and top-performing health systems. In fact, U.S. News & World Report reported that nine of the top ten U.S. hospitals are led by physician CEOs.

So how do you teach physicians the strategic skills necessary to help lead your organization?
By bringing ACPE’s education in-house.

Bringing ACPE's physician education in-house benefits you, your organization and your staff in the following ways:

  • Convenience: Bring education to you based on your schedule.

  • Time-savings: Avoid the hassle or downtime associated with traveling.

  • Cost-effective: Get substantial group discounts.

  • Flexibility: Use a variety of education formats to suit different learning styles, including in-house, instructor-led online and self-study online. Course work can apply toward advanced degrees and board certification.

  • Increased effectiveness: Instill a feeling of camaraderie and create motivated, energized and productive team players.

How it Works

We’ll help you design an education program that fits your needs. ACPE provides support every step of the way, from curriculum planning to pre-event logistics to onsite management. 

Our education content covers a broad range of timely and relevant topics, from financial decision making to teamwork, and managing physician performance to information technology. Whatever your requirement, ACPE has a course, expert faculty and format to match it.

Select faculty from top-rated universities including Tulane, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, University of Massachusetts, University of Southern California and The Citadel. Each course is faculty-tailored to address your organization’s specific issues, and incorporate your case studies into the curriculum to help solve ongoing organizational problems.

ACPE — A Name You Can Trust

More than 50,000 physicians worldwide have placed their confidence in ACPE to provide their leadership training.

So, whether you’re looking for a one-day program to reinvigorate your team, an ongoing 3-year training curricula to transform your organization—or anything in between—ACPE’s Physician Leadership Development Program can help. 

What types of courses and speakers are available through ACPE’s Physician Leadership Development Program?

Many physicians need help with ”soft skills,” such as teamwork and communication. Perhaps clinical integration or finance are hot topics within your organization. We’ve worked with physicians for more than 30 years and can address the evolving issues in health care, such as Evidence-Based Medicine, Value-Based Purchasing and more.

Are the programs fully customizable?

Absolutely. In consultation with ACPE staff and the faculty, you tailor the program to meet your specific needs. Real-life case studies from your organization also can be incorporated into the sessions. That way, you educate your staff while solving pressing issues.

How far in advance should a program/speaker be booked?

To create the most meaningful program for your organization, we recommend completing the planning at least two months prior to your first course.

Can programs be scheduled at night or on a weekend?

Yes—we will come whenever it’s convenient for you. ACPE coordinates with the speakers to find mutually acceptable dates. Saturdays, Sundays, weekdays, mornings or evenings—it’s up to you.

Where are programs held?

Programs are held at a location of your choice—in-house or at an outside facility.

What is the cost?

To bring faculty to you costs approximately $9,000 per day plus travel costs. ACPE staff will provide an estimate for your program.

Is CME available?

Yes. The American College of Physician Executives is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. All courses qualify for AMA PRA Category 1 credit™.

Eric Berkowitz, PhD

Dr. Eric Berkowitz is Professor of Marketing, School of Management, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and serves as Associate Dean of Professional Programs for the Isenberg School of Management.

Sarah Freymann Fontenot, BSN, JD

Sarah Freymann Fontenot, BSN, JD, is Professor for Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration in the Department of Health Care Administration at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In this position since 1997, Fontenot’s responsibilities include the health law component for both the executive MHA and traditional campus-based graduate programs.

Richard M. Lauve, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE

Dr. Richard Lauve is the Founder and Principal of L&A Consulting. Dr. Lauve assists clients throughout the country with issues such as hospital-physician relationships, board-administration-physician team development and physician leadership development, all in the context of health care performance improvement.

Hugh Long, MBA, PhD, JD

Dr. Hugh Long is a tenured Full Professor of Health Systems Management in Tulane University’s School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine in New Orleans. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Tulane School of Law, addressing health care fiscal management and payment systems in the MHA degree program and health care law and regulation in the JD program.

William “Marty” Martin, MA, MS, MPH, PsyD

Dr. Marty Martin is currently Director of the MSHR and a tenured Associate Professor at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He teaches courses in health care management, human resources and organizational behavior and has published in the Physician Executive Journal, the Group Practice Journal, and Hospital Topics.

Kevin E. O’Connor, CSP

Kevin O’Connor, CSP, is a veteran ACPE faculty specializing in physician executive leadership, innovation and organizational development. Mr. O’Connor provides expert education and coaching for professionals responsible for peer leadership. He also works with physician executives, their peers, staff and lay colleagues to achieve greater effectiveness in team development, leading initiatives and professional presentations.

Allison Linney, MBA

Allison Linney is the President and Founder of Allison Partners, LLC, a woman-owned firm founded with the belief that people are at the core of an organization’s success. On that foundation, the team at Allison Partners serves individual, corporate, non-profit and government clients seeking to integrate human performance theory and business strategy. By focusing on organizational context as well as individuals’ skills and behavior, Allison Partners brings candor and experience to help clients achieve business goals while satisfying employees’ needs.

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Make ACPE your education partner.

ACPE has a course and format to meet it — whatever your requirement may be.

Our program team consults with you to develop a curriculum that will exceed your continuing education needs and address organizational issues.

Popular topics that may be of interest to your physicians:

• Building Effective Work Teams
• Turning Conflict Into Productivity
• Utilizing Evidence-Based Medicine
• Health Care Finance
• Transitioning from Clinician to Administrator

Sample Curricula

Below are sample one-and two-year curricula. Whether your physicians need a quick refresher or a longer course of study, ACPE can customize a program to fit your needs.

PLDP 5 Curricula