Leadership: Strategic Essentials

Learn how to evaluate personal leadership strengths and weaknesses, create and execute a communication strategy for key team members, understand key hospital finances and drivers, examine how hospital metrics are derived and more in this four-day, hands-on educational course covering various hospital medicine-focused leadership skills.

Attendees are grouped at tables of ten, each with a skilled facilitator to ensure meaningful, relevant application of concepts to hands-on activities.

The Leadership: Strategic Essentials course is recommended for residents, early career hospital medicine professionals, first-time hospitalist leaders and/or hospitalist leaders wishing to strengthen or broaden their leadership skill set and advance their career.

Course Objectives

  • Understand their individual leadership style, and assess their strengths
  • Use negotiation skills to effectively advocate the value of their hospitalist programs
  • Understand key financial and performance metrics impacting their hospitals and hospitalist programs
  • Create and execute a communication strategy for all key constituencies
  • Implement methods of effective change through leadership, shared vision and management of the organization’s culture
  • Utilize strategic planning to define a vision for their program, prioritize efforts and achieve designated goals

Course Schedule


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

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  • Jeff Glasheen, MD, SFHM
  • Mike Guthrie, MD, MBA
  • Russell L. Holman, MD, MHM
  • Eric E. Howell, MD, SFHM
  • Timothy J. Keogh, Ph.D.
  • Larry Wellikson, MD, MHM


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: Strategic Essentials 2018, with a beginning date of 10/22/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.00 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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