Criterion 31: #176687


A provider developed a leadership-training course to prepare physicians to become leaders and managers by developing their leadership competencies. The twenty-hour course consisted of eight weeks (12 hours) of online instruction and interaction via webinar sessions and course work, followed by a one day (eight hour) in-person session. The coursework was designed to cover leadership, management, communication, finance, and quality improvement. At the start of the course, the participants completed a self-assessment of leadership competencies and developed an action plan with personal goals for participation in the course. Participants identified and conducted a longitudinal leadership project over the course of the program. Projects were designed to address the interests and needs of each participant and to enhance his/her leadership growth. At the end of the course, participants were given a report summarizing feedback from their peers, direct reports, and supervisors with recommendations/action plan to guide development of his/her leadership skills going forward.