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American Association for Physician Leadership
American Association for Physician Leadership

News Release

David Harrison

American Association for Physician Leadership Announces New Self-Study Courses that Address Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and Advanced Behavior Management Strategies

March 24, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – March 24, 2023 – The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL), in its ongoing mission to provide advanced skills and training for physician leaders has announced two new self-study courses.

The Emotionally Intelligent Physician Leader will help participants develop deeper clarity about the nature, scope, and utility of emotional intelligence, specifically as it relates to healthcare. Participants will be able to demonstrate heightened self-awareness, pristine communication skills, and competence within interpersonal dynamics. Relationships with peers, patients, and staff can strengthen as a result, leading to greater healthcare outcomes.

The Advanced Behavior Management Strategies course will facilitate a deeper understanding of behavior management within the context of leadership in healthcare organizations. For a healthcare system to consistently provide favorable outcomes to patients, it must possess an organizational culture that optimizes interpersonal dynamics. The charge to establish and maintain such a culture largely falls on the shoulders of physician leaders.

“Successful healthcare organizations of today already recognize the importance of physician engagement and leadership. Transformation of healthcare delivery in the future will continue to benefit strongly from physician leadership at all levels of the industry,” said Peter Angood, MD, FRCS (C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon), president and CEO of AAPL. “AAPL’s role in facilitating that transformation is to provide modern and forward-thinking educational programs that broadens the knowledge base of physicians engaging in their leadership journeys.”

About the American Association for Physician Leadership®

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) is an international non-profit organization in healthcare with a focus on professional and organizational development through physician-led, inter-professional leadership by offering an array of information resources, education programs, and community experiences. With the goal of improving patient outcomes, workforce wellness, and a refinement of all healthcare delivery, AAPL has remained the only association solely focused on providing professional development, leadership education, and management training for physicians. Since its founding in 1975, AAPL has educated 250,000+ physicians across 40 countries—including CEOs, chief medical officers, and physicians at all levels of healthcare.

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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American Association for Physician Leadership®

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