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Thank you for attending the 2021 Executive Leadership Conference! AAPA will next hold this event March 6-8, 2023 in McLean, VA. If you’d like an email when registration opens, let us know!

Overview

Overview

What is ELC?

The Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) is a 3-day event that will redefine how you approach leadership at your organization. This year, ELC will be held virtually! Our unique blend of sessions challenges you to refine your healthcare leadership competencies, lead through crisis, enhance your leadership skills, improve PA and NP revenue generation for your organization, and much more.

This virtual event features:

    • 3 days of scheduled, live virtual sessions with the opportunity to engage with expert faculty and fellow PA and NP leaders.
    • Access to 15 additional self-paced sessions that you can watch when it’s convenient for you.
Course Directors
      • Krisi Gindlesperger, PA-C, MPAS, MBA, DFAAPA
        Vice President – National Director of APPs
        US Acute Care Solutions
      • Andrea Lowe, MBA, MHA, PA-C
        Director of Employer Strategy
        Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Business Partner
        AAPA
      • Sarah Vanderlinden, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
        Assistant Director of Advanced Practice Providers
        Medical College of Wisconsin
Accreditation Statement

The 2021 Executive Leadership Conference: Virtual has been approved by the AAPA Review Panel for up to 22 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Are You an NP?

NPs can often claim AAPA Category 1 CME credit as continuing education with AANPCB and ANCC. Check with your certification/licensing authority to confirm that AAPA credit is acceptable – and then register for this great conference!

Registration

Registration

Virtual Conference Experience (22 AAPA Category 1 CME credits)

Pricing:

  • AAPA Member: $549
  • Nonmember: $849

There are two parts to the virtual conference experience: live virtual sessions and self-paced sessions.

Live Virtual Sessions

The 6 live virtual sessions will take place Nov. 16-18, 2021. Each day, there will be 2 live virtual sessions that take place at specific times. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to participate in interactive polling, interactive discussion with speakers and fellow colleagues, and Q&A with the speakers. Take a look at the schedule for the live virtual sessions so you can book your calendar accordingly.

Please note that 3 of the live sessions will not be recorded due to their interactive format. If you miss one of these live sessions, you will not be able to claim CME for that session.

Self-Paced Sessions

The second part of the virtual conference experience consists of 15 self-paced sessions that you can watch when it’s convenient for you! These pre-recorded sessions will be released to participants at 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021.

Registrants will have access to all recordings until Nov. 30, 2022.

Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy

We do not offer any refunds or credits for virtual conference registrations. All sales are final.

Should I Attend?

Should I Attend?

Both PAs and NPs are invited to attend the Executive Leadership Conference. We’ve specifically designed ELC for PAs and NPs who are clinical or administrative leaders, or those who are considering transitioning into healthcare leadership. There’s a new curriculum each year for you. Take a look at our attendee data from 2019 to learn more.

 

2019 Attendees by Profession

2019 was the first year that NPs were in attendance, and we look forward to an even higher NP attendance in 2021.

 

2019 Attendees by Leadership Experience

The Executive Leadership Conference is for leaders of all experience levels, as well as for PAs and NPs who are planning to become leaders.

 

2019 Attendees by Level of Responsibility

Whether you manage PAs and NPs in one site or service line, drive strategic initiatives within an organization, or manage in some other capacity, the program and networking opportunities at the Executive Leadership Conference can benefit you.

Live Virtual Session Schedule

Live Virtual Session Schedule

Plan your schedule to participate in these live virtual sessions at the dates and times noted below. During these sessions, there will be interactive polling, interaction among attendees when possible, and Q&A with the speakers. Please note that all times listed are EST.

Please refer to the full agenda (PDF) for the speaker(s) and learning objectives for each session.

All live sessions can be accessed through AAPA’s Learning Central.

Live session recordings will be available at the end of the conference. Please note, due to their interactive nature, certain sessions will NOT be recorded, and those sessions have a * next to them.

  • November 16

    tuesday

    • 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

      Welcome From Course Directors

    • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

      A Constant State of Change; Are You Ready

    • 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

      Exchanging Ideas and Best Practices (Panel Discussion)*

  • November 17

    wednesday

    • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

      Strength in Numbers: Integrated Leadership Structures for NPs & PAs

    • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

      Tools to Represent Your Work as a Leader: Leader Reports and SMART Goals

    • 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

      Q&A Discussion for Tools to Represent Your Work*

  • November 18

    thursday

    • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

      A Tale of Integration: The Highs and Lows of Expanding APP Practice in a Hospital Setting

    • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

      Panel of Leadership Experts for Q&A*

This session list may be updated or modified without notification.

*No recording available for this interactive session.

Self-Paced Sessions

Self-Paced Sessions

In addition to the live virtual sessions, all registrants will receive access to 15 additional sessions that will be released to participants at 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Watch these pre-recorded sessions whenever it’s convenient for you. Take a look at all of the content that will be included!

Please refer to the full agenda (PDF) for the speaker(s) and learning objectives for each session.

CME Sessions
  • Bridging Differences in Mentoring
  • Business Planning for Launching Advanced Practice Provider Teams
  • Challenging Partnerships: Relational Strategies for Leading Effectively in Conflict
  • Demystifying Doctoral Education for Clinicians
  • Empathy: It’s What’s Missing
  • Genesis of a Healthcare Leader: Seven Tips for Building Leadership Foundation
  • Leadership in Transition to Practice
  • PA/NP Utilization Models: Creating Best Practices
  • Progressing from Clinical Practice to APP Leadership
  • Quality and Financial Impact of Adding PAs and NPs to Inpatient Teams Featuring Rapid Response
  • Reimbursement Strategies for 2022
  • Telemedicine 2.0: Looking Beyond COVID
  • The Ascension of Advanced Practice
  • Unconscious Bias in the Workplace; Pitfalls Every Administrator Experiences
  • Utilizing State and National Advocacy to Pivot into Healthcare Administration
  • Value Based Reimbursement: Are They Working?
Non-CME Session
  • How to Effectively Improve PA and NP Financial Literacy
    This session is sponsored by PA 4 Finance. It is not eligible for CME credit.
Attendee Information

Attendee Information

Accessing the Sessions and Handouts

The online conference in AAPA’s Learning Central is now available for attendees to access. This includes access to all the sessions and handouts, including the live virtual sessions and the self-paced sessions. We highly recommend logging into Learning Central to check it out a couple of days prior to the conference to ensure that you are familiar with the system and that everything is working properly. Follow the steps below to access the conference:

  1. Login to Learning Central using your AAPA username and password. If you don’t know your user credentials, or are unable to log in, please email [email protected].
  2. From your Dashboard, locate 2021 Executive Leadership Conference (ELC).
  3. Navigate to the different sessions by clicking the Day tabs and Self-Paced tab at the top of the page. The Day tabs provide the schedule for all the live virtual sessions.
  4. Once you click on a Day tab or the Self-Paced tab, you will see a list of sessions. Click on a session title to be taken to that specific session.
  5. On the individual session tab, you can access the live session or the recording, along with the handout(s) and the individual session evaluation.
  6. Click on the CME Certificate tab for instructions for completing the evaluations and obtaining your CME certificate.
  7. At any time, click the Lobby tab at the top of the page to be taken back to the main page with general conference information.

The live virtual education sessions will be held in either GoToWebinar or Zoom platforms. Both platforms are accessible directly from each individual session page in Learning Central. To ensure you can fully participate and for the best user experience, we recommend accessing all sessions from a computer or tablet-not your smart phone.

To access each live virtual session, click the Launch Session button available on each individual session page. This will direct you to GoToWebinar or Zoom automatically. The Launch Session button will display 10 minutes prior to the start of each session.

Below are some tips regarding the session platforms:

  • If you have never accessed GoToWebinar before, your computer may prompt you to download the GoToWebinar software prior to the first session, so we recommend logging into the first session a few minutes before it starts to ensure everything is working properly. Be sure to check your system requirements for GoToWebinar prior to the first session.
  • The interactive sessions will be using Zoom. If you have never accessed Zoom before, your computer may prompt you to download the Zoom software prior to the first session, so we recommend logging into the first session a few minutes before it starts to ensure everything is working properly. Be sure to check your system requirements for Zoom prior to the first session. You do not need a Zoom account to join the session. We ask that you stay muted and off camera when you join these sessions.

Evaluations and CME Certificate

Your feedback helps us plan future conferences; therefore, your completion of evaluations is a prerequisite for a CME certificate.

  • The evaluations for the live virtual sessions will be available after each live session ends. If you attend a live session and want that date to appear on your certificate, you must complete the evaluation the day of the live session.
  • The evaluations for the self-paced sessions will be available at 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.
  • The overall conference evaluation will be available at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
  • You will have until November 30, 2022, to participate in all of the sessions, complete the evaluations, and obtain your CME certificate.

Follow the steps below to complete the evaluations and obtain your CME certificate:

  1. Login to Learning Central using your AAPA username and password. If you don’t know your user credentials, or are unable to log in, please email [email protected].
  2. From your Dashboard, locate 2021 Executive Leadership Conference (ELC).
  3. Click on one of the Day tabs or the Self-Paced tab to access individual sessions.
  4. After you have completed an individual session, click the session evaluation link to open and complete the evaluation for that session. Please note that the CME credit for a session will not be added to your certificate unless you complete the session evaluation.
  5. Once you are done completing all the sessions that you would like to complete, complete the Overall Conference Evaluation, which is accessible on the CME Certificate tab. Your CME certificate will not be viewable until the Overall Conference Evaluation is completed.
  6. View your certificate on the CME Certificate tab.
Testimonials

Testimonials

What Previous Attendees Say About ELC

“If you are in a position of leadership as a NP/PA or looking into going into leadership, this conference is a must.”

“Wonderful conference that is a perfect setting for one to get new ideas and skills in leadership.”

“Best conference I’ve been to on leadership for clinicians. Top notch speakers with practical information to take home and use immediately.”

“The networking is invaluable! Peer mentorship with other leaders is inspiring and equips all of us to grow.”

“Loved this conference. Great for new leaders wanting to advance their careers.”

“Great for all levels of leaders.”

“Excellent course with a wealth of great information.”

“This conference provides unparalleled networking access to PA/NP leaders across all phases of healthcare leadership experience. It will definitely help take my career to the next level.”

“Great to network with other leaders and hear how others are tackling the tough challenges within PA leadership.”

Sponsors

Sponsors

Join us virtually and connect with more than 200 PAs and NPs in leadership. Benefits to sponsors include increased marketing exposure and name recognition from our constituents.

Exhibit & Sponsor Opportunities

For more information about these opportunities, contact Del Baker-Robertson.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Questions?

We’re here to help! Email us your questions about ELC.