Leading Change: Certificate Program Series

The program is held over four 4-hour sessions. Dr. Walker will be delivering Sessions 2 (The Art of Influence) and 3 (Performance Improvement Basics) at the 2016 CVSL Symposium in Washington DC. Registration is open for these sessions. Availability is very limited and early registration is strongly encouraged.

Overview:  Physician Leadership Foundation Certificate

  • A total of four 4-hour sessions held over the course of a year
  • To receive the program certificate, participants must complete all four sessions
  • The session cohorts will be open to 36 participants; physicians and administrators
  • The sessions are sequential, utilizing experiential learning and skill development
  • CMEs will be offered
  • Reading material will be distributed prior to each session


Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA
Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry and Health Services
University of Washington, Seattle

Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA, has spent more than two decades devoted to researching and coaching the process of leadership development of physicians. As Chief Medical Officer for the UW Medical Center from 2002-2008 and as a core faculty member of the Masters of Health Administration he has acquired a national reputation for the development of innovative physician leadership education methods which have increased physician performance and effectiveness. He is currently the director of the University of Washington Certificate in Medical Management and board chair of the Washington Physicians Health Program. In addition, he designs and directs evidence-based professional development programs for the Washington State Medical Association and  the Washington State Hospital Association. Dr. Walker is a core faculty member of the American Association for Physician Leadership where he teaches courses on Medical Quality, Coaching and CMO development.

Physician Leadership Foundation Curriculum, 2016-2017

Session 1 »

Leadership and



  • The case for physician leadership – my personal strengths and challenges
  • Personal style and self-awareness
  • Teams, culture

Session Price
Members: $299
Non-members: $399

Session 2 »

The Art of



  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Conflict Management

Session Price

Members: $299
Non-members: $399

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Date & Location

June 8, 2016
The Mayflower / Washington DC

Session 3 »

Performance Improvement

This is the third session of the 4-part series. Attendance is open to those who have completed either Session 1 or 2.


  • Management of variance
  • Basic tools of performance improvement
  • Prioritization of work

Session Price: $299
Non-members: $399


CVSL Symposium 2016
June 9, 2016
The Mayflower / Washington DC

Session 4 »




  • Principles of patient safety
  • High reliability organizations
  • Disclosure of Error and the Just Culture

Session Price: $299
Non-members: $399



Fall 2016 Conference
Austin, TX


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