Topics set for CMS Physician Leadership Skills Series
by Kate Alfano, CMS Communications Coordinator
Featured in the January/February 2017 Colorado Medicine.
As changes in Colorado health care accelerate, it is more important than ever to have well-trained and active physician leaders guiding the way. Thanks to a generous grant from the Physicians Foundation, the Colorado Medical Society is proud to present the Physician Leadership Skills Series (PLSS) to help enhance physician leadership capacity in Colorado and provide current and emerging physician leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to serve their patients, their practice, their profession and their community.
The Physician Leadership Skills Series will feature eight innovative programs over the year aimed at deepening your awareness, developing crucial skills and equipping you with the tools and experience you need to lead tomorrow’s health care in Colorado.
This series will focus both on knowledge and skills-based development using dynamic programming by experts in the field who have years of experience working with physicians. Participants can cycle in and out of programs based on interest and past experience. The curriculum was developed based upon direct physician feedback and recognized gaps in physician business, management and leadership skills. PLSS uses short skills sessions and experiential learning to provide a robust program with a manageable time commitment. The programs will be held at convenient times, like Saturday mornings in person around the state or weeknights via video conference, to minimize disruptions in your practice.
At CMS we live by the motto “by physicians for physicians.” We have been educating and engaging physician leaders for years. In fact, the skills series incorporates best practices and key lessons from another CMS flagship leadership develop initiative – the Advanced Physician Leadership Program – to provide a less time intensive, robust program to meet the needs of busy, practicing physicians.
When was the last time you did something for your professional and personal well-being? Now is the time to follow through on the commitment to yourself and your profession. Continue your journey to excellence by developing and enhancing your leadership potential.
Join with like-minded colleagues in a dynamic and interactive series where leadership meets medicine. The program is available free of charge to all current CMS members, including medical students and residents. Non-members are ineligible. Learn more at www.cms.org/events/leadership-skills.
Program schedule, topics and locations
Feb. 11, 2017, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Denver)
• Giving and receiving feedback
• Building social capital
March 6, 2017, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. -
(Interactive online event)
• Goal setting
April 22, 2017, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. - TBD
• Multi-generational workplace
July 8, 2017 - (CMS Headquarters, Denver)
• Communicating through the media
August 2017 -
(Interactive online event)
September 2017 - TBD
• Power of a positive no
• Engagement - physician and employee
November 2017 - TBD
• Best practices in board service
• Meeting management