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About CLD


​The Clinical Leadership Development (CLD) Program is a joint venture sponsored by The Academy of Medical Educators (AME) and Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency (IHQSE).This course emphasizes the development and enhancement of the leadership skills necessary to succeed as a clinical leader on the Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC). Specifically, the CLD is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and administrators who lead clinical practices, units, and programs.


The AME, a campus-wide initiative sponsored by the School of Medicine, provides a home base for teachers and a visible mechanism to support and enhance all educational programs and teachers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The primary goal of the Academy is to create an environment that promotes and rewards teaching excellence and enhances the education of our students, residents, fellows, faculty and community.


The IHQSE is a partnership between the University of Colorado School of Medicine, University of Colorado College of Nursing, Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital and the University of Colorado Health System. Its mission is to improve clinical outcomes, value of care, and patient experience across our multi-site care delivery system by developing the capacity of individuals and teams to lead change, shape culture, and drive performance within clinical systems.


The CLD leverages the expertise of AME and IHQSE to offer tailored training for front-line physician, nurse, pharmacy, and administrative leaders who seek to advance their personal leadership ability. Over two days, the program increases participants' ability to form and guide effective teams, influence and motivate others, and manage change that aligns with organizational priorities. The CLD offers two-day sessions several times each year.