The Berkeley Physician Leadership Program

Go Inside the Berkeley Physician Leadership Program
In today’s dynamic health care environment, physicians need to be more effective leaders to ensure organizational and individual success. We need tangible leadership skills that build on our clinical knowledge and practical experience. Communicating your vision, motivating colleagues, leading teams, negotiating with payers, collaborating across silos—these skills enable physicians to compete for resources, lead change, influence policy, and overcome challenges.
 
The Berkeley PhysicianLeadership Program—a partnership of the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership (CPHPL) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA)—is an innovative leadership program that was developed by physicians and UCB experts, for physicians. The program covers broad-based skills that strengthen physician leadership across specialties and modes of practice. Unique among leadership programs, this course will build on the solid foundation experienced clinicians bring to their work.
 
Each session provides a unique educational experience featuring nationally recognized faculty and a dynamic, interactive format. The program is manageably sequenced and conveniently scheduled to accommodate busy physicians. Participants will gain practical insights and skills directly applicable to their practice opportunities and challenges.
 
The program will provide a solid understanding of physician leadership and its importance in the emerging health care delivery environment. More importantly, participants will develop the tools needed to become effective leaders and make a difference. Participants will earn a UC Berkeley certificate of completion, and 17 hours of CME credits.

FEES
Full Program:
  • 2018 Program price: coming soon
  • ACCMA Members: coming soon
Individual Sessions:
  • 2018 Program price: coming soon
  • ACCMA Members: coming soon
  •  (please email cphpl@berkeley.edu for the discount code)

LOCATION

Haas School of Business, Berkeley, CA
Questions? Please email Grace Turkis at gturkis@berkeley.edu

 

 
 
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, 
 Hilary Worthen, M.D.
 
Hilary Worthen is an internist who has served in many leadership roles, including CMIO, at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a public academic healthcare system affiliated with Harvard and Tufts medical schools. He has been teaching leadership to physicians through the UCSF's Healthforce Center for nine years, and is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.
 
TAUGHT IN SIX SESSIONS
 
2017 SESSION ONE
 
Dr. Stephen Shortell       
Stephen Shortell, Ph.D.         Read G. Pierce, M.D.
Physician Leadership in Action:
Strategies and Opportunities for Physicians to Lead
January 21, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
This half-day kickoff session will include an engaging introduction to physician leadership, a panel discussion by notable physician leaders and industry executives, and facilitated exercises exploring the nature of leadership and the roles of values, vision and relationships in leadership. Lead faculty includes Stephen Shortell, Ph.D., MPH, MBA, distinguished professor and dean emeritus at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health; and Read G. Pierce, M.D., co-leader of the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency based at University of Colorado.
 
2017 SESSION TWO
 
     Patrick Kerwin
Strengthening Your Effectiveness as a Leader with Patrick Kerwin
February 15, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
This session will focus on the connection between personality and leadership, and will demonstrate how understanding personality preferences of ourselves and others leads to more effective collaboration, teamwork and leadership. It will be conducted by Patrick Kerwin, one of a small number of master practitioners of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and an expert in using MBTI to help physicians improve their skills. Prior to this session, participants will take a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test online; results will be assessed in group and individual exercises. Mr. Kerwin is principal of Kerwin & Associates in San Diego, California, specializing in the development of individuals, leaders, teams, and organizations. Mr. Kerwin's MBTI session in physician leadership programs at UCSF have been highly rated.
 
2017 SESSION THREE
 
Jo-Ellen Pozner, Ph.D.
Expanding Your Impact:
Leading Teams and Organizations with Jo-Ellen Pozner, Ph.D.  
March 15, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This session will explore the issue of team leadership, team roles and responsibilities, and some of the tensions between integration and differentiation in teams. It will include a discussion of ways that teams fail and how leaders can recognize and avoid them, as well as exercises to deepen participants' communication skills across the diversities that occur in teams and organizations. Guest faculty includes Jo-Ellen Pozner, Ph.D., previously a leadership professor at the Haas School of Business, and is now an expert in leadership and organizational behavior at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business.
 
2017 SESSION FOUR
 
Kimberly MacPherson
Making Your Case and Communicating Your Vision with Kimberly MacPherson, MPH, MBA
April 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This session will look at the art of presentation, comparing clinical cases and business cases. Participants will learn how to develop a business case and communicate it convincingly to a variety of stakeholders in an array of settings. They will also take part in small group and collective interactive activities (such as role plays) to explore concepts, tools and formats for effective communication from elevator pitches to full length presentations. Kimberly MacPherson, MPH, MBA, will lead the session. She is the director of the MPH and MPH/MBA health policy and management programs at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Haas School of Business. She is a former health plan executive, current hospital board member, and is a consultant to many health systems.
 
2017 SESSION FIVE
 
      Jeff Oxendine
Achieving Your Objectives:
Power, Influence and the Art of Negotiation with Jeffrey Oxendine, MPH, MBA
May 17, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In this discussion, participants will take an in-depth look at the principles, process and tactics of negotiation. They will have the opportunity to apply principles learned to a negotiation scenario between a physician group and hospital, as well as reflect on their own negotiation experiences and areas of improvement. The session will also include an examination of influence. Lead faculty include Kimberly MacPherson, MPH, MBA, and Jeffrey Oxendine, MPH, MBA, and Executive Director of the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Jeff has taught physician leadership and practice management courses at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, and was a medical group and hospital executive for 20 years.
 
2017 SESSION SIX
Making a Difference:
Leading Change in Healthcare with Guest Panelists of Physician Leaders
June 7, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
A panel of distinguished physician leaders will wrap up the program with a discussion of their personal experiences and lessons learned. Panelists and participants will then engage in a conversation about leadership, followed by the awarding of certificates for course completion. The session will be moderated by Hilary Worthen, M.D., and Jeffrey Oxendine, MPH, MBA.

 

Key Takeaways

By the end of the course, you will improve your ability to:
  • Lead teams effectively
  • Develop and communicate your vision
  • Make the business case for your patients and projects
  • Influence and motivate others
  • Enhance your communications skills
  • Understand your unique qualities of leadership
  • Leverage your leadership style to create change

Who Should Attend

  • Physicians

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FAQs

Contact Us

Questions? Please email Grace Turkis at gturkis@berkeley.edu

Faculty

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Program Director
Hilary Worthen
UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Visiting Scholar
Hilary Worthen, M.D. is an internist who has served in many leadership roles, including CMIO, at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a public academic healthcare system affiliated with Harvard and Tufts...
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Program Director
Stephen Shortell
Professor and Dean Emeritus, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Stephen M. Shortell PhD, MPH, MBA has served as Principal Investigator on the National Surveys of Physician Organizations (NSPO 1, 2, and 3). His particular expertise is in conceptualizing,...
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Program Director
Read G. Pierce
Associate Director, Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency
Read G. Pierce, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where he is a hospitalist, clinician, educator, and physician leader. Dr....
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Program Director
Patrick Kerwin
Principal, Kerwin & Associates
Patrick Kerwin is principal of Kerwin & Associates in San Diego, California, specializing in the development of individuals, leaders, teams, and organizations.A Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®...
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Program Director
Jo-Ellen Pozner
Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business
Dr. Jo-Ellen Pozner joined Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business in the fall of 2016. Before that, she was on faculty at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley....
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Program Director
Kimberly MacPherson
Director, MPH and MPH/MBA Program
Kimberly MacPherson, MPH, MBA is the director of the MPH and MPH/MBA health policy and management programs at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Haas School of Business. She is a...
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Program Director
Jeffrey Oxendine
Executive Director, Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership
Jeffrey Oxendine, MPH, MBA, and Executive Director of the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Jeff has taught physician leadership and...