What is ELC?

The Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) is a 3-day conference that will redefine how you approach leadership at your organization. Our unique blend of sessions challenges you to refine your healthcare leadership competencies, improve revenue generation from your workforce, prevent leader burnout, and develop essential soft skills like negotiation.

Meet face-to-face with leaders in all disciplines – clinical, administrative, education, and research – for interactive learning and ideation led by dynamic speakers and facilitators. You’ll return to your daily role with a renewed sense of purpose and brand-new ideas that just might transform healthcare.

*New this Year* We encourage teams of PAs and NPs to jointly attend the first two days of the conference. Day three will be for PAs only.

Should I attend?
We’ve specifically designed ELC for leaders and clinical administrators. There’s new curriculum each year for you.

What will I learn?
During the course, you will:

  • Explore relevant content, regardless of your healthcare setting
  • Experience content across various disciplines – we will have breakout sessions based on your practice area
  • Develop your management skills in areas of leadership, finance, recruitment and retention, performance management, and productivity
  • Network with a broad group of PA and NP administrators, from early on in leadership to seasoned
  • Use real-life case studies and problem-solving activities to cement your learning

Course Directors

  • Jennifer Broderick, CHLM Managing Director
  • Andrea Lowe, PA-C, MHA, CHLM Director
  • Krisi Gindlesperger, PA-C, MPAS, CHLM Advisor

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. The two-day conference has been designated for 13.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits and the three-day conference has been designated for 18.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs and NPs 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!



Executive Leadership Conference

8 a.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – 5 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2019*

*Please note: While Tuesday and Wednesday conference days are collaborative for PA and NP attendees, Thursday will be reserved exclusively for PAs.

Registration includes breakfast and lunch each day, a welcome reception, and online access to course materials. There is no single-day pricing for this course.

Need funding help to get to ELC? Download a template to request funding from your employer.

PA Member 

    • Early Bird (before August 7) – $899
    • Standard (after August 7) – $949

PA Nonmember

    • Early Bird (before August 7) – $1,169
    • Standard (after August 7) – $1,219

NP Member

  • 2 Day
    • Early Bird (before August 7) – $799
    • Standard (after August 7) – $849

NP Nonmember

  • 2 Day
    • Early Bird (before August 7) – $1,069
    • Standard (after August 7) – $1,119

Having issues registering?  Please contact us.

ELC Cancellation and Refund Policy

  1. We offer a 75% refund for cancellations received at least 30 days prior to a conference or seminar.
  2. We offer a 50% refund for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to a conference or seminar.
  3. Generally, we do not offer any refunds or credits for no-shows and cancellation notifications received after the conference or seminar is held.

Please refer to the full agenda (PDF) for the learning objectives for each session

    • November 12

      (PAs & NPs)


      • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

        On-Site Registration

      • 7:00 – 8:00 AM

        Breakfast (Provided)

      • 8:00 – 8:15 AM

        Welcome Remarks

      • 8:15 – 9:15 AM

        Advanced Practice Provider Leadership: The Time is Now

      • 9:15 – 10:15 AM

        Where to Go and How to Get There: Navigating the PA and NP Transition to Practice Roadmap

      • 10:15 – 10:45 AM


      • 10:45 – 11:45 AM

        “It’s All Happening” – Advanced Practice Providers: Solving the Challenges in Inpatient Services

      • 12:00 – 1:30 PM

        Lunch (Provided)

      • 1:30 – 2:30 PM

        PA and NP Parallel Team Approach to Developing Leaders and Enhancing Reporting Structures

      • 2:30 – 2:45 PM


      • 2:45 – 4:45 PM

        The Drama Triangle vs. The Empowerment Dynamic – Which Will You Choose?

      • 5:00 – 6:30 PM

        Welcome Reception

    • November 13

      (PAs & NPs)


      • 7:00 AM – 5:45 PM

        On-Site Registration

      • 7:00 – 8:00 AM

        Breakfast (Provided)

      • 8:00 – 9:00 AM

        Building an APP Leadership Structure

      • 9:00 – 10:00 AM

        Integrating Care for Improved Outcomes and Joy

      • 10:00 – 10:30 AM


      • 10:30 – 11:30 AM

        Think Out of the Box – Start Your Own Practice

      • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

        Virtual Care Now! Design Thinking for Transformative Care

      • 12:30 – 1:30 PM

        Lunch (Provided)

      • 1:30 – 2:30 PM

        Keeping the Lights On: Revenue Generation Strategies for PAs and NPs

      • 2:30 – 3:30 PM

        Feel the Burn?

      • 3:30 – 3:45 PM


      • 3:45 – 5:00 PM

        Networking Activity

    • November 14

      (PAs Only)


      • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

        On-Site Registration

      • 7:00 – 8:00 AM

        Breakfast (Provided)

      • 8:00 – 9:00 AM

        The Physician/APP Leadership Team: It Takes Two to Tango

      • 9:00 – 10:30 AM

        What’s Crucial About Crucial Conversations

      • 10:30 – 11:00 AM


      • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

        Reimbursement: How to Get the Most Out of Your PA Workforce

      • 12:00 – 1:30 PM

        Lunch (Provided)

      • 1:30 – 2:30 PM

        Transition Playbook: Moving from PA Leader to Healthcare Leader

      • 2:30 – 2:45 PM


      • 2:45 – 3:45 PM

        Thrive Through Change!

      • 3:45 – 4:45 PM

        How to Ace Your Next Interview, Stand Out from the Crowd and Negotiate Like a Pro

      • 4:45 – 5:00 PM

        Closing Remarks

This agenda may be updated or modified without notification.

Venue & Travel


The 2019 Executive Leadership Conference will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102.


Hotel Accommodations

A special discounted rate of $209 has been negotiated for attendees of this meeting. This group rate will be available until Tuesday, October 22, 2019, or until the room block is full. After that time, a room cannot be guaranteed so BOOK EARLY!


Book Hotel Room


Reservations can also be made over the phone by calling 1-800-241-3333. Please have your arrival/departure dates, bed type preference, and credit card information ready. You must mention the group name “Executive Leadership Conference” in order to receive the discounted rate.

Should you have any issues booking a hotel room, please contact us.

Thinking about staying elsewhere? Reconsider! By staying at the conference hotel, you have easy access to the day’s sessions, meals, and countless networking opportunities with your peers. Additionally, by staying within the official AAPA ELC hotel block, you help AAPA CHLM negotiate the best rates for our attendees.


Hotel Perks

  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet in guest rooms
  • Complimentary use of fitness center, steam room, sauna, and whirlpool


Hotel Policies

Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m. Reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a no-show fee equal to one night’s room and tax. All reservations and cancellations must be made directly with the hotel.



Flying? This hotel is 14 miles from Dulles International Airport (IAD). Hotel shuttle service to and from the airport is not provided. Using rideshare services like Uber and Lyft is highly recommended in this area.

Driving? Self-parking is available for $12 per day. Valet parking is $25 per day and $45 for overnight.  Get more information regarding directions and other parking options.

Things To Do in Tyson’s Corner

Located just outside the nation’s capital, you’ll find plenty of things to do and see in Tysons Corner. Take time after the day’s sessions or extend your stay and check out some of the nation’s most historic sites. Jump on the Metro’s Silver Line or grab an Uber or Lyft and you’ll be downtown in no time!



The hotel is conveniently connected to the Tysons Corner Galleria, filled with shops and restaurants.  It’s also just across the street from Tysons Corner Center, a massive mall with hundreds of upscale stores and eateries, plus a cinema and an elevated outdoor plaza.

Food & Drinks

Whether it’s an evening cocktail or a relaxing meal with a colleague, take a break to recharge, refuel, and indulge in a variety of dining options. Curious what Laotian noodles or Cardamom Amaretto ice cream taste like? Try some of the best original food concepts in Washington, D.C. at A Taste of Urbanspace Food Hall.

Explore Washington, D.C.

Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor – Washington, D.C. is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and the National Mall, America’s front yard. Plan your trip to the nation’s capital by checking out all the things to do, places to eat and more.

Info For Attendees

On-Site Conference Registration

  • On-site registration will open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12. Please be sure to stop by and pick up your registration materials before heading into the sessions. You only need to check in once at the on-site registration desk.
  • ELC is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Use your smartphone, computer, or tablet to answer questions in CME sessions that use audience response system technology.
  • Meeting rooms might get cold. Don’t forget your sweater or light jacket.


Electronic Handouts

Please remember there is no paper syllabus for this course. Lecture materials and handouts will be available under “My Curriculum” in AAPA’s Learning Central two weeks before the conference start date.


Course Evaluations and CME Certificate

Your feedback helps us plan future conferences; therefore, your completion of course evaluations is a prerequisite for a CME certificate. The course evaluations/CME certificate will be available in AAPA’s Learning Central beginning Thursday, November 14, 2019. You will have until Sunday, December 15, 2019, to complete the evaluations.


What Previous Attendees Say About ELC


What I enjoyed most:

  • “Getting a finger on the pulse of utilization and progression in other states.”
  • “The sense of community.”
  • “…The ability to reset and brainstorm and be able to do things differently with a fresh perspective.”


Overall feedback:

  • “Excellent networking opportunities. Very energizing!”
  • “Great program with real-world application.”
  • “Impressive speakers…good & relevant topics, excellent execution.”
  • “Such diverse, wonderful speakers.”
  • “This is my second CHLM ELC…learn something each time.”
  • “Will be here next year!”

The Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM) would like to thank the following company for sponsoring the 2019 Executive Leadership Conference!




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ELC on Demand 2018 – Now Available!

Access recorded sessions from ELC 2018 and other CHLM content via Leadership on Demand.