Physician Business Leadership Certificate Program - Session Two

March 7, 2023



  • $2,850 - IHA/IMS/IAFP members
  • $3,200 - IHA nonmembers

Click here to register. 

If you have questions, contact Corey Martin at or 515-288-1955.


Emerging and aspiring physician leaders.


TimePresentation Title and Speaker
1:00 pm

DiSC Assessment Training Session

Cheri Olson, MD, Medical Director, Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association

Guiding a group toward the desired outcome takes specific, evidence-based leadership skills. This session will assess participants' personal leadership profiles and find areas of opportunities and strengths. The Everything DiSC (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness) Work of  Leaders focuses this assessment on the fundamental work of a leader to create a vision, build alignment around that vision, and champion execution of the vision. Before the session, attendees will complete DiSC Work of Leaders assessments and be led through a participatory program in which physician leaders will reflect on their DiSC leadership styles and develop action-based strategies to enhance leadership best practices.

  • Explore how to use knowledge and assessment of leadership best practices.
  • Identify personal leadership challenges and develop goals for improvement.
  • Interpret and analyze DiSC leadership profiles.
3:30 pmAdjourn


Providers today face an era of change unlike any before. Reform policies, shifting requirements, and fiscal uncertainty create a chaotic atmosphere for professionals and providers. During times like these, strong leaders with innovative and focused decision-making abilities are required. Participants in this program will gain the tools to become successful leaders in today’s complex healthcare environment.


Physician Business Leadership Certification is achieved by attending educational sessions, completing networking requirements, and involvement with other industry activities. The program includes three areas of focus:

  1. Foundational Leadership Skills: Fundamental leadership and business skills.
  2. They are equipping for Health Care Today: Topics helping physicians improve their execution, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  3. Keeping Up to Date About Hot Topics: Includes issues in health care delivery affecting physicians like crisis management and behavioral health program development.


COURSEWORK: Participants may have minor prep work for the session topics before each session. This will help them be fully prepared to engage in the subject matter.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS: These sessions are led by subject matter experts and include interactive group discussions and group work.

ASSESSMENTS: Following the conclusion of each session, attendees will be given a survey to examine whether the educational objectives for that session were achieved.

NETWORKING: Peer-to-peer learning and discussion of best practices will be integrated into the sessions.

INVOLVEMENT IN INDUSTRY EDUCATION EVENTS: To qualify for the Physician Business Leadership Certification, participants must attend four additional professional or educational events within 24 months.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/07/2023 - 8:30am CST
Event ends: 
03/07/2023 - 3:30pm CST

Accreditation Statements

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 2.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Hospital Association. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Corey Martin - Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
  • Cheri Olson, MD - Speaker


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)


Please login or Create an Account to take this course.


  • $2,850 - IHA/IMS/IAFP members
  • $3,200 - IHA nonmembers

Click here to register. 

If you have questions, contact Corey Martin at or 515-288-1955.


  • Cancellations and substitutions are welcome anytime. Email cancellations and substitution requests to IHA will bill no-shows.
  • A full refund will be given to cancellations received ten or more business days before the first session.
  • IHA will charge $50 for cancellations received six to nine business days before the first session.
  • IHA will not refund cancellations received five or fewer business days before the first session.
  • IHA will calculate refunds by the date received and the IHA business days remaining before the first session.
  • IHA reserves the right to cancel the conference because of insufficient enrollment. If so, IHA will notify preregistered participants and provide full refunds.


IHA does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, or disability in its educational programs. IHA wishes to ensure no one with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or treated differently than others because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans With Disabilities Act to attend this conference, call 515-288-1955 or write to IHA’s Education Department.