Session 1: Physician Leadership In Action

Saturday, October 19, 2019

ACCMA Headquarters:
6230 Claremont Ave. 3rd flr.
Oakland, CA 9461

Registration 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Morning Session: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Why Leadership, and Why Not Clinicians?
This full-day kickoff session will begin with 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.

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 

  • 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.

*Breakfast Included


Afternoon Session: 1:00 PM - 4:30

Understanding Ourselves as Leaders
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 on how to collaborate around those preference

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • 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. 

*Lunch Included

Read Pierce, MD

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.

Patrick Kerwin, MBA

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.

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.

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