ACCMA Physician Leadership Program, 2020-2021

  • Register
    • Non-member - $1,900
    • ACCMA Member - $1,400
    • MIEC Policyholders - $1,900
    • NCMS/SCMS Member - $1,400

As physicians in today’s dynamic health care environment, we need to be effective leaders in order to ensure organizational and individual success, and we need tangible leadership skills that build on our clinical knowledge and experience. Communicating a vision, motivating colleagues, leading teams, negotiating with payers, collaborating across silos – these skills enable physicians to build organizations, compete for resources, lead change, influence policy and overcome challenges.

The Physician Leadership Program, from the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA), is an innovative program developed in 2016 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. It meets the educational need for a structured course that builds upon the deep knowledge that clinicians already have of complex systems such as the human body, families, and communities, as well as their experience of exerting influence through clinical encounters and clinical team leadership

Each virtual session provides an intense, experiential learning experience led by nationally recognized faculty using a dynamic interactive online format. Supplemental materials, including literature, video links, short didactic talks developed by and for clinicians, and simple preparatory exercises, will be available online as preparation for the live portion of each course sessions and for those wishing to dig more deeply into the principles and practice of leadership. The program is sequenced and scheduled to accommodate busy physicians. 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 category 1 CME credit.

8 Virtual, Tuesday Evening Sessions:

October 6, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Session 1: Principles of Leadership and leading change

October 20, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Session 2: Understanding ourselves and others through personality preference types

November 10, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Session 3: Moving toward an anti-racist workplace

November 17, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Session 4: Effective Communication 

December 1, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Session 5: Negotiation 

December 15, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Session 6: Inspiring motivating and mobilizing others

January 5, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Session 7: Managing conflict: Difficult conversations

January 19, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Session 8: Planning and succeeding at project

Fees:

Medical Society Member: $1400.00

Non Member: $1900.00

Discounts:

Group Discount:

10% off for groups of 3-4 from the same organization

15% off for groups of 5 or more from the same organization

Early Registration Discount:

$100 off when you register before September 15th 

Combined discounts cannot be offered

Contact Jennifer Mullins, ACCMA Education and Event Association for questions or group registration at 510-654-5383 x6305 or by email at jmullins@accma.org

  • Session One: ​Principles of leadership and leading change

    Contains 14 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This first session will be an engaging introduction to key concepts, tools, and skills used by effective leaders. 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.

    Why do we need leadership, and why should clinicians lead? This first session will be an engaging introduction to key concepts, tools, and skills used by effective leaders. 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.

    Learning Objectives

    • Draw on a broader understanding of leadership to select the optimal approaches to organizational challenges.
    • Recognize patterns of leadership and fellowship.
    • Ability to apply leadership skills to organizational situations.

    Read Pierce, MD

    Guest Speaker

    Dr. Pierce is a practicing internist at the University of Colorado and also serves as Vice President of Culture Transformation and Strategy at the Institute for Healthcare Excellence (IHE). At IHE,  he works with health systems around the country on clinical transformation, creating healthy workplace culture, and increasing performance of physicians, clinical teams, and health care leaders. In 2010, he founded the hospitalist program at the San Francisco VA Hospital. He later led the hospital medicine division of 75 physicians at the University of Colorado for two and a half years, where he also helped found the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency.

  • Session Two: Understanding ourselves and others through personality preference types

    Contains 9 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/27/2020 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

    We will focus on how self-understanding makes us more effective leaders. 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 for leading and collaborating based on those preferences.

    October 20, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    We will focus on how self-understanding makes us more effective leaders. 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 for leading and collaborating based on those preferences.

    Learning Objective
    • Describe and use common classification systems for understanding their own personality preferences and those of others.
    • Ability to broaden their own range of preferences. 
    • Utilize a range of styles to increase leadership effectiveness.

    Patrick Kerwin, MBA

    Guest Speaker

    Principal of Kerwin & Associates in San Diego, California, specializing in the development of leaders, teams, and organizations. He is one of 12 master practitioners of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® in the US and Canada, and has over 25 years of experience working with health care, corporate, education, and non-profi t organizations to put the MBTI® instrument into practice for leadership development, team-building, communication enhancement, change management, stress management, and individual development.

  • Session Three: Moving toward an anti-racist workplace

    Contains 6 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 11/10/2020 at 6:00 PM (PST)

    While systemic racism has been part of American life for over 400 years, recent events have broadened awareness and heightened the urgency for change. 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 can look like and the changes needed to achieve this, as well as what each of us can do, from our unique positions, to support and lead the change.

    November 10, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    While systemic racism has been part of American life for over 400 years, recent events have broadened awareness and heightened the urgency for change. 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 can look like and the changes needed to achieve this, as well as what each of us can do, from our unique positions, to support and lead the change. 

    Learning Objectives
    • Participants will understand the essential aspects of anti-racism work, why it is necessary, and ways to promote it in the workplace.

    Michelle Guy, MD

    Guest Speaker

    Dr. Michelle Guy joined the UCSF faculty Division of General Internal Medicine as a Clinician Educator after completing her Chief Residency. Dr. Guy also serves as Director of Diversity for Graduate Medical Education. She works with the Office of Graduate Medical Education, trainees, faculty and staff to increase diversity and inclusion for all training programs at UCSF. As a Dean’s Diversity Leader for Differences Matter, she leads the group on faculty diversity and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion training that has trained over 1600 UCSF faculty and staff.

  • Session Four: Effective Communication

    Contains 6 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 11/17/2020 at 6:00 PM (PST)

    How do you craft a compelling shared vision, articulate it persuasively, and engage people to join you in realizing it? Beginning with active listening, we will examine the power of stories and how we tell, hear, elicit, validate, and suppress them. The power of reframing and vulnerabilities to persuasion will be discussed, as well as how to use narrative to create effective presentations and meetings.

    November 17, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    How do you craft a compelling shared vision, articulate it persuasively, and engage people to join you in realizing it? Beginning with active listening, we will examine the power of stories and how we tell, hear, elicit, validate, and suppress them. The power of reframing and vulnerabilities to persuasion will be discussed, as well as how to use narrative to create effective presentations and meetings. 

    Learning Objectives
    • Recognize legitimate and illegitimate acts of persuasion. 
    • Understanding the psychology of persuasion, narratives and alignment. 
    • Utilize narratives to motivate and align and improve presentation and meeting skills.

    Jennifer Caleshu

    Guest Speaker

    A lecturer, facilitator, and certified executive coach for programs in leadership, communications, design thinking, and innovation. She is a member of the professional faculty at UC’s Haas School of Business, where she lectures on Leadership Communications, Fundamentals of Design Thinking, and Building Trust-Based Relationships. She has also facilitated both leadership and innovation programs through UC Berkeley Executive Education. She serves as Vice President of Marketing and Operations in her faculty member position for the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute (BECI).

  • Session Five: ​Negotiation

    Contains 6 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 12/01/2020 at 6:00 PM (PST)

    In this session we will address the problem of collaborating in the context of conflicting aims within and across teams, departments, and institutions. We will discuss the principles of negotiation and practice them in simulated negotiation exercises.

    December 1, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    In this session we will address the problem of collaborating in the context of conflicting aims within and across teams, departments, and institutions. We will discuss the principles of negotiation and practice them in simulated negotiation exercises. 

    Learning Objectives
    • Build and lead teams more effectively
    • Negotiate with more effectiveness using the methods of principled negotiation.
    • Understand the value and need of diversity and how to manage it.



    Kimberly MacPherson, MPH, MBA

    Guest Speaker

    The Executive Director of Health Management at the Haas School of Business and the Faculty Program Director for Health Policy & Management at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She directs the MBA/MPH program, the two-year MPH in HPM program, a one-year MPH for clinicians and the MPP/MPH offered with the Goldman School of Public Policy. She is also the Co-Director for the Berkeley Center for Health Technology (BCHT) a research and education center that studies the need to balance affordability and innovation. At BCHT, Kim focuses on health system strategy, digital health, and on coverage and adoption of biotech and medical devices.

  • Session Six: Inspiring motivating and mobilizing others

    Contains 6 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 12/15/2020 at 6:00 PM (PST)

    How can physicians tap into the energy of deeply held values to motivate and to build a trusting environment? Having tools for balancing competing values and aims in complex situations can enlist the team’s best efforts toward shared organizational purpose. This session will also provide an introduction to the structure and functions (and dysfunctions) of teams.

    December 15, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    How can physicians tap into the energy of deeply held values to motivate and to build a trusting environment? Having tools for balancing competing values and aims in complex situations can enlist the team’s best efforts toward shared organizational purpose. This session will also provide an introduction to the structure and functions (and dysfunctions) of teams. 

    Learning Objectives
    • Ability to use the language and concepts of values in team-building, organizational motivation and goal setting. 
    • Eliciting and connecting with the values held by others. 
    • Utilizing values to engage people

    Arpana Vidyarthi, MD

    Guest Speaker

    Dr. Vidyarthi has two decades of experience as a leader in Academic Medicine in the United States and Singapore.  She is currently the Head (Chief) of the Division of Advanced Internal Medicine at NUH in Singapore. In this role, she integrates her skills in leadership, education, developing others, system change, and clinical medicine to re-envision the division and the profession of Academic General Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine across Singapore.

    Dr. Vidyarthi creates and teaches customized seminars on individual and team leadership, change management, resilience, and culture change. She also directs and teaches longitudinal leadership development programs; she is currently the Director of the Singapore Ministry of Health Chief Residency Program, a national program for junior doctors, and AMLead-Education, a program for senior-executive academic physicians.  Previously, she directed the National University Singapore Initiative to Improve Health in Asia (for senior policy-makers in Ministries of Health), the UCSF Institute of Physician Leadership, and the Integrated Nurse Leadership Program.

    Dr. Vidyarthi received her undergraduate degree from Macalester College (Ethnic Relations) and her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. She completed Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, and a Fellowship in Hospital Medicine and Clinical Research at UCSF. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine.  She holds a Masters degree in Individual and Organizational Psychology (Executive Masters in Change) from INSEAD. She is an alumnus of the Harvard Macy Program for Leaders in Healthcare Education, the California Healthcare Foundation Leadership Program, and the Global Health Leadership Forum.

  • Session Seven: Managing conflict: difficult conversations

    Contains 6 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 01/05/2021 at 6:00 PM (PST)

    Team collaboration is essential to maintaining a healthy workplace and delivering high-quality patient care. How can we navigate the dynamics of managing up, across, and down? How do we build productive relationships with toxic colleagues and bosses? We will examine how the structure and functions (and dysfunctions) of teams affect the outcomes we can accomplish.

    January 5, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    Team collaboration is essential to maintaining a healthy workplace and delivering high-quality patient care. How can we navigate the dynamics of managing up, across, and down? How do we build productive relationships with toxic colleagues and bosses? We will examine how the structure and functions (and dysfunctions) of teams affect the outcomes we can accomplish. 

    Learning Objectives
    • Collaborate more effectively with HR colleagues. 
    • Recognize and deal with toxic behavior.
    • Manage reports more effectively. Be more effective followers.
    • Take better advantage of supervisors.



    Hilary Worthen, MD

    Course Director

    Dr. Worthen is an internist who has served in many leadership roles, including CMIO, at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a public academic health care system affiliated with Harvard and Tufts medical schools. He taught leadership for physicians through the UCSF’s Healthforce Center for nine years, and is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Dr. Worthen has served as course director for the first two cohorts of the Physician Leadership Program on UC Berkeley’s campus.

  • Session Eight: Planning and succeeding at projects

    Contains 6 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 01/19/2021 at 6:00 PM (PST)

    Physicians already know how to manage patient caseload in their clinical work. This session is an introduction to the formal project management framework and its connections with clinical management. Physicians can use their clinical skills coupled with project management knowledge to build credibility with administrators and managers and to foster innovation in constrained settings.

    January 19, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    Physicians already know how to manage patient caseload in their clinical work. This session is an introduction to the formal project management framework and its connections with clinical management. Physicians can use their clinical skills coupled with project management knowledge to build credibility with administrators and managers and to foster innovation in constrained settings. 

    Learning Objectives
    • Plan, execute, measure and report on projects using language and concepts shared by management and administrative leadership
    • Utilize project management framework and its use in organizations and parallels to clinical care
    • Utilize project management skills to establish credibility with and collaborate effectively with managers and administrators.


    Hilary Worthen, MD

    Course Director

    Dr. Worthen is an internist who has served in many leadership roles, including CMIO, at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a public academic health care system affiliated with Harvard and Tufts medical schools. He taught leadership for physicians through the UCSF’s Healthforce Center for nine years, and is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Dr. Worthen has served as course director for the first two cohorts of the Physician Leadership Program on UC Berkeley’s campus.