Leadership Training & Professional Development

Training for Your Next Step


CHLM offers PAs opportunities for leadership training at all points during their career trajectory, whether it’s a first-time leadership position or a management skills refresher.

Executive Leadership Conference (ELC)

ELC is an annual conference that teaches leadership and personal development strategies. Develop your management skills in areas of leadership, finance, recruitment and retention, performance management, and productivity. This interactive event utilizes case studies and problem-solving activities to put your skills to the test. Plus, network with a broad group of administrators, from early career to seasoned. And do it all while earning AAPA Category 1 CME credit.

PA Leadership and Management Certificate Program

The CHLM and Northeastern University PA Leadership and Management Certificate offers specialized training for those pursuing or currently in leadership and management positions within their healthcare organizations. Designed for PAs and those who manage PAs, this program is distinctive from content typically found in MBA or MHA curricula. Instead, this 12-credit graduate certificate, jointly offered by CHLM and Northeastern University, focuses on critical competencies related to managing and leading within healthcare organizations.

Career Leadership Opportunities

CHLM recognizes five areas in which PAs and NPs can pursue leadership opportunities within their careers. To help you envision the leadership potential, CHLM provides a definition of each career opportunity as well as a spotlight on a leader(s) in that area.

CHLM Approved Programs

CHLM approves conferences, live events, webinars and other programs containing curriculum that parallels our mission of optimizing provider practice and advancing provider teams. Our list of CHLM approved programs helps you identify events that will equip you with the knowledge needed for professional and leadership growth.

Leadership on Demand

Earn CME credit at your convenience with recorded sessions from CHLM events. Learn effective management and administrative skills and stay up-to-date on the latest in the business of healthcare with Leadership on Demand.

CHLM at AAPA Conference

CHLM offers targeted sessions during AAPA Conference on a variety of leadership oriented topics including operational visibility, tracking PA value, and other valuable management topics. The following topics were presented at AAPA 2018 and are now available through Leadership on Demand:

  • Building Leadership Opportunities at Your Institution
  • Measuring Value: Developing Direct and Indirect Metrics of PA Productivity
  • APRN/PA Transition to Practice Program: Building a Bridge for New Hires
  • Implementing Strategies to Develop Highly Effective Provider Teams, Leading Your Organization Through Change

Check back to learn about topics to be presented at AAPA 2019 in Denver, CO, May 18-22.

CHLM Speaking Engagements

Ninth Annual Adult Hospital Medicine Boot – October 1, 2017 – San Diego

Association of Neurosurgical PAs – October 8, 2017 – Boston

Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Surgery – PA/NP Week Speaker – October 26, 2017 – Baltimore

Massachusetts PA Association – December 2, 2017 – Boston

Leadership and Advocacy Summit – March 8-10, 2018 – Arlington, VA

Xtelligent Media’s Value-based Care Summit Series: Population Health Management – April 5-6, 2018 – Dallas, TX

AAPA 2018 – May 19-23, 2018 – New Orleans, LA

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: From Cranial to Spine:​ An Overview of Neurosurgical Topics for the Advanced Practice Provider – August 8-11, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA

APPex 2018 Summit – September 12-15, 2018 – Atlanta, GA

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pre-Grand Rounds Presentation on PA Leadership Opportunities – October 4, 2018, Boston, MA

Massachusetts General Hospital, PA Week Celebration, Grand Rounds Keynote Speaker – October 5, 2018 – Boston, MA

American College of Healthcare Executives Webinar: Incorporating PAs and NPs into Organizational Strategy for Maximal Impact – October 10, 2018, 11:00 – 12:30 CST

43rd Annual Pennsylvania Society of PAs CME Conference – October 17-20, 2018 – Pocono Manor, PA

Society for Hospital Medicine Annual Conference: PA and NP Billing and Reimbursement – March 24-27, 2019 – National Harbor, MD