Leadership: Influential Management

The Influential Management course provides leadership skills specific to the incorporation of meta-leadership styles, driving culture change through specific leadership behaviors and actions, financial storytelling, effective professional negotiation with proven techniques and more.

Participants engage in several table-top exercises throughout the four-day course, encouraging an interactive learning environment with world-renowned faculty.

The Influential Management course is recommended for early- to mid-level career hospitalists and hospitalist leaders desiring to enhance their leadership skill set in specific areas.

Course Objectives

  • Drive cultural change in their institutions through specific leadership behaviors and actions.
  • Use financial reports to drive clinical/operational practice decision making
  • Use advanced communication skills that will help:
  • Recruit and retain the best physicians for their groups
  • Build exceptional physician satisfaction
  • Communicate effectively with other high-level hospital leaders
  • Engage in effective professional negotiation activities using proven techniques
  • Use evidence-based techniques in everyday hospitalist group management
  • Identify and employ personal meta-leadership tactics to develop action plans for your organization/group

Course Schedule


  • 2,095 for all SHM Members
  • 2,495 for all Non-SHM Members

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  • Mike Guthrie, MD, MBA
  • Russell L. Holman, MD, MHM
  • Timothy J. Keogh, Ph.D.
  • Leonard J. Marcus, PhD


Accreditation Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Credit Statement

This Live activity, Leadership Academy: Influential Management 2018, with a beginning date of 10/22/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Optional Bonus Session

The Intersection of Leadership and Practice Management
John Nelson, MD, MHM
Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Nelson Flores Hospital Medicine Consultants
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Part 1:  Hospitalist Engagement and Group Culture

After this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a useful conceptual framework for a healthy hospitalist group culture, and approaches to achieve it in your own practice.
  2. Identify things to promote hospitalists thriving at their work and reducing risk of burnout
  3. Describe some ideas for a successful career in hospital medicine.

Part 2: A Collection of Ideas for Operating Your Group and Career

After this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe options for coverage at multiple locations and APC roles
  2. Identify issues related to how new patients are assigned to providers and its effect on continuity.
  3. Describe less common approaches to common practice management challenges

Pre-registration for this session is not required and seating will be first-come, first-serve.

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