APIC/SHEA Joint Leadership Development Course

This event has ended. Please check back for updates on the APIC/SHEA Joint Leadership Development Course in 2019.

The APIC/SHEA Joint Leadership Development Course is an exclusive, high-level, 3-day interactive learning experience that will provide participants with skills they need for effective infection prevention and control (IPC) leadership in their facility.

Developed in partnership with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), this program provides an opportunity for infection preventionists (IPs) and healthcare epidemiologists (HEs) from facilities of all types to partner with each other and/or their administrators (quality directors, chiefs of nursing or medicine, patient safety directors, etc.), or others crucial to the shared leadership to facility or system-wide IPC for a truly unique learning experience. This interactive learning course focuses on the key concepts of leadership, decision-making, team-building, culture management, and influence.

Why Attend

  • Get proven leadership learning from the American Association for Physician Leadership that maximizes the best practices from APIC and SHEA.
  • Experience the invaluable learning that comes from intensive paired learning environments.
  • Gain leadership competencies essential to advanced level professional development and career advancement for healthcare professionals.
  • Collaborate with peers and colleagues to grow your network and your influence.

Who Should Attend

  • IPs, HEs, quality directors, patient safety directors, nurse executives, physician leaders, and others in positions to enhance the IPC program and who are ready to help their facility transform into the healthcare setting of the future.
  • Team managers and people leaders who want to expand their management and leadership toolkits.
  • Mid-level or advanced IPs and physicians who are looking to advance their leadership skills to the next level.
  • APIC or SHEA members committed to the future of IPC.

APIC and SHEA are working together to build a world without infection–and further developing shared leadership with IPs and HEs. Quality directors, IPs, HEs, and other healthcare administrators/executives will build a more effective team-based environment. Developing the knowledge and insight as co-leaders needed to impact the future of infection prevention is key to our success. Don’t miss out on your chance to grow your leadership skills and advance your profession.

Registration for this event is now closed. 


About SHEA
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is a professional society that improves public health by establishing infection prevention measures and supporting antibiotic stewardship among healthcare providers. They do this by educating the next generation, leading research studies, translating research into clinical practice, developing smart policy, promoting antibiotic stewardship, and advancing and educating the field of healthcare epidemiology.


About the AAPL

The American Association for Physician Leadership® provides physicians with the knowledge and skills required to become better leaders through leadership education, management training and career development designed for the physician workforce (and the organizations they represent). They train thousands of physicians every year, and have approximately 10,000 active members (across 40 countries) at any given time – including CEOs, chief medical officers, vice presidents of medical affairs and others at all levels of organizations.

Course Agenda

Three days of intensive professional development provides you with the skills you need to tackle the leadership challenges you face in your facility now and in the future.

Jump to: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

Day 1 | December 1 | 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Leadership Development within a Culture of Trust
Mamta Gautam, MD, MBA, FRCP, CPDC, CCPE
CEUs/CMEs: 7

About the Course
Using the results from the comprehensive CPI Assessment, this module reviews the characteristics, motivations, and thinking-styles of the group. Participants will get a detailed view of their strengths and opportunities for growth while learning the mechanisms for managing themselves and others. They’ll learn how to build and maintain a culture of trust in their facility while maximizing their organization’s goals and outcomes.

The American Association of Physician Leadership’s CPI 260 is an online assessment which provides a high-level tool for analyzing the unique competencies required for healthcare workers. Based on a reliable and valid sample of 6000 senior executives, this assessment measures concepts such as the use of evidence-based practices, risk tolerance and more.

Course Objectives

  • Understand how their approach and style may be perceived by others.
  • Recognize their leadership strengths and opportunities for development.
  • Learn how to cultivate a culture of trust based on behavior.
  • Become familiar with a decision-making process that uses critical thinking to foster team commitment to their organization’s mission and vision.


DAY 2 | December 2 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Building and Leading Effective Teams
William “Marty” Martin, MA, MS, MPH, PsyD, CHES
CEUs/CMEs: 7

About the Program
In this interactive, transformative workshop, participants will gain the information, skills, and resources to build a team-based healthcare organization. Using the knowledge gained in this module, they will learn how to select, orient, train, and reward their staff in order to design and deliver care in a more effective team-based environment. A team development survey will be used to provide data on effectiveness, and interactive experiences–such as role-playing and movie vignettes–will be used to reinforce the concepts learned.

Course Objectives

  • Learn to transform a group of individuals into a high-performance team.
  • Understand the value of commitment to team-based healthcare and learn how to foster it.
  • Gain techniques for integrating new team members.
  • Transform conflict situations into constructive ones.
  • Learn how to bring out the best in team members and establish policies, procedures, and systems.


DAY 3 | December 3 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Not Solely a Clinician Anymore
Faculty: Kevin O’Connor, CSP
CEUs/CMEs: 7

About the Program
Becoming a leader in healthcare requires practitioners to develop a new mindset around beliefs, behaviors, and results that will define their role beyond simply their clinical expertise and reputation. In order to meet these challenges, practitioners must gain the skills that allow them to function as leaders, influencers, and “right thinkers.” This interactive module includes lectures and group work, and covers theory and best practices. Pre-work in form of a confidential email sent to participants in advance of the session allows or a closer focus on the attendees’ desired outcomes.

Course Objectives

  • A shared understanding and vocabulary of leadership, change, and influence.
  • Open dialogue and discussion around leadership successes and near successes.
  • Tools and resources to help participants forge a leadership identity that focuses on results.
  • Strategies which can be implemented and executed immediately.


The APIC/SHEA Joint Leadership Course is being held at the beautiful Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, just minutes from APIC headquarters and downtown Washington, DC. Overlooking the Potomac River, and less than one mile from Reagan National Airport, this venue is ideal for executive-level learning and networking.

Hotel Info
2800 South Potomac Ave.
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 413-1300

Hotel Website

Conference Hotel Rates
APIC has secured discounted conference rates for this event of only $129 s/d (excludes taxes and fees).  An additional $20 per person will be added to the rate for anything beyond double occupancy.


To take advantage of this rate, contact the hotel and mention the “APIC Conference Rate.” Reservations must be made by November 9, 2018. All major credit cards are accepted. Click here to view a PDF with more detailed information about the hotel reservations.

The Washington DC and Arlington metropolitan areas are served by 3 major airports.

  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) | Distance to Event: >1 mile
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) | Distance to Event: 28 miles
  • Thurgood Marshall/Baltimore-Washington International Airport | Distance to Event: 38 miles

Taxi and ride-sharing services are available from all airports and the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel provides shuttle service to the facility from all 3 airports. Click here to view a PDF with detailed shuttle information.

What does the registration fee include?
Registration fees for the APIC/SHEA Joint Leadership Course include the AAPL’s CPI 260, a comprehensive personality assessment tool for leaders and executives. Normally priced at $175, we are providing this key component of the learning curriculum free to all participants for our inaugural program.

Is there pre-work for this course?
Yes. To ensure that the onsite experience is fully maximized, participants are asked to participate in some activities before the event, namely: completing the complimentary CPI260 assessment and a confidential questionnaire sent in the form of an email.

Do I have to attend with my IP and/or physician partner?
While the curriculum has been optimized for the paired learning experience for IPs and physicians, you can still register as a solo participant without losing any of the educational or experiential value. You will still get the same exceptional learning and leadership skills that your career needs to advance.

APIC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Contact Hours: Attendees will be able to earn up to 21 hour-for-hour contact hour credits for this activity, and can only be obtained through the completion of the online evaluation.

Course evaluations will be available via an online link provided in course materials. All evaluations must be completed within 30 days. After satisfying all evaluation requirements, a certificate of completion will be available to print and/or for your records indicating contact hours.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. While APIC is approved to provide contact hours, APIC’s educational programs may be eligible for continuing education units from other accrediting bodies. Please contact the accrediting body for more information on eligibility requirements and submission instructions.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Registration fee includes attendance, course materials, and select meals.  For the 2018 inaugural course, your fee also includes the AAPL CPI 260, a savings of $175.  Fees do not include travel expenses (airfare, hotel accommodations, or lunch). Course fees are shown below.

Registration Fees

Registration is now closed.

All Registrants $1900

Cancellation Policy

A $75 cancellation fee will be charged to all canceled registrations. Cancellations must be in writing and received via fax or email no later than 5 business days prior to the start of the course. No refunds or credits/transfers will be granted after this deadline. Participants who are “no shows” will not be granted a refund or credit/transfer of registration fees. Please submit cancellation requests to education@apic.org or via fax to (202) 789-1899.

Please note: Registration fees may only be transferred to the same course within the same calendar year based on space availability.
Substitutes are allowed. Please see substitution policy below for further details.

All substitution requests must be received by APIC Headquarters via fax or e-mail 10 days prior to the start of the course.

Group Registrations
APIC offers special group registration options for organizations registering four or more individuals from the same institution for a course.

4-9 registrants: 5% discount per person
10+ registrants: 10% discount per person

To register a group:

  • Contact education@apic.org for group registration form.
  • Complete a registration form for each individual and submit with group form for pricing to education@apic.org. Please note: All registrants must be identified at this time and no late additions will be permitted.
  • Group invoice will be generated for processing of payment (credit card or check) for registration.
  • Each registrant will receive an email confirmation once payment is processed and registrations are complete.

Please Note: Group registrations are not confirmed until payment is received and must be processed by APIC on or before the registration deadline.