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Are you ready to be a leader?

February 2014

"The leadership academy taught me management skills  that we never learned in our medical training." -- Steven L. Mansberger, M.D., MPH, clinical vice-chair, director of glaucoma services and of the fellowship program, Legacy Devers Eye Institute

Increasingly, physicians are called on not only for their clinical expertise, but also for their leadership within what has become an incredibly complex industry. In order to support physicians as leaders, Legacy is now offering leadership development curriculum to all members of its medical staff. Courses will provide physicians with the skills and knowledge to lead within the clinic, hospital and team setting.

For several years, Legacy has delivered leadership development to medical directors within Legacy Medical Group. Now the curriculum has been expanded to meet the needs of physicians in a variety of leadership roles, whether that is working in a small clinic, overseeing a project or leading a large change effort. Past participants in the Legacy Physician Leadership Academy have provided consistently positive feedback about the content and design of the program. 

Leadership fundamentals classes

Physicians can register for one or more of the single, two-hour classes from the leadership fundamentals course of study and may attend on any Legacy campus.

4/10/14 (System Office) — Leading Change  

5/15/14 (System Office) — The Business of Healthcare

6/12/14 (System Office) — Politics & Power

9/18/14 (Legacy Mount Hood) — The Business of Healthcare

10/10/14 (Legacy Salmon Creek) — Leading Change

11/20/14 (Legacy Meridian Park) — Politics & Power

Program faculty includes members of Legacy’s senior leadership team and subject matter experts from inside and outside of the organization. Many faculty members teach in graduate programs.

CME is offered for all courses and, for 2014, all classes are at no charge to Legacy medical staff members.

Registration is via Legacy's Continuing Medical Education site. Scroll to find the class you want, then click "register."

Other studies

Physicians in formal leadership roles who are seeking a more in-depth course of study should contact Lisa Goren to learn more about enrolling in the academy’s Leadership Foundation program, a two-and-a-half-day immersion in a variety of health care management and leadership topics.

 

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