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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.

Registration is FREE and EXCLUSIVE to CMS member physicians, residents and medical students. All programs will be eligible for CME credit.

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.

Lead the way

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.

Program schedule

Dec. 9, 2017, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Denver)
Best Practices in Meeting Management
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Past programs

Feb. 11, 2017, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Denver)
Giving and receiving feedback
Building social capital

March 6, 2017, 6 - 7:30 p.m. - (interactive online event)
Goal setting
1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™

April 22, 2017 - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Multi-generational workplace
3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™

July 8, 2017, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Denver)
Communications: Mastering the skill of getting to the point
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

September - Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, Colo.
Two programs held during the 2017 CMS Annual Meeting
Power of a positive no
Engagement - physician and employee

Program benefits

Blended learning approach – 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. Each program can accommodate up to 100 physicians and participants can cycle in and out of programs based on interest and past experience.

Cutting-edge programming – The PLSS curriculum was developed based upon direct physician feedback and recognized gaps in physician business, management and leadership skills. Key topic areas include teamwork, negotiation, conflict management, facilitating meetings, persuasion, public speaking and best practices in board service.

Making the most of your precious time – 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.

Trusted source – 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.

Free to CMS members – The program is available free of charge to all current CMS members, including medical students and residents. A grant from the Physicians Foundation is helping to support the program.


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