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RLI Leadership Accelerator

Maximizing Your Impact from Reading Room to Boardroom
January 18 - April 11, 2024

(Please note: Registration for the 2024 course is now closed. Please check back for details regarding the 2025 course)
Level Up Your Leadership Skills
If you're a practicing radiologist looking to take on a bigger role, join us for the RLI Leadership Accelerator. During this 12-week leadership course, you'll:
  • Learn what it takes to succeed as a leader in the hospital boardroom.
  • Gain critical skills in radiology operations, negotiations and finances.
  • Master the knowledge to be seen as an effective radiology leader by other departments.
This career-advancing training program (formerly known as Maximize Your Influence and Impact) has been renamed and the curriculum updated to reflect the most-pressing issues facing radiologists in 2024 and beyond.
Learn Along With a Cohort of Your Peers
In this 12-week virtual program, you'll learn how to align radiology with your hospital boardroom and better steward your organization’s operations, finances and relationships, including these key skills:
  • Recognize the critical relationship between radiology and hospital operations.
  • Identify how to create the right organizational structure to navigate radiology and hospital operations.
  • Describe how to align members of a team with diverse perspectives and backgrounds around performance goals.
  • Identify how financial analysis can be used to develop improvement strategies.
This focused leadership course will give you the tools and know-how to build your executive skill set and drive change from the reading room to the boardroom. 
How It Works
The RLI Leadership Accelerator course puts the knowledge in your hands through a comprehensive program of blended learning that provides foundational leadership knowledge and the skills to lead, nurture and negotiate like a pro.
Live 90-minute sessions are presented virtually and include a faculty presentation with Q&A throughout the session. Sessions are scheduled for Thursday evenings 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
There are pre-read/resource materials provided as well as the ability to interact with the cohort and faculty via a closed course community within the ACR Engage platform. 
The last session will be an in-depth Q&A with all of the faculty.

CME Credit will be available for the live sessions only  


Module One: The Hospital Board Room

Module Two: Stewarding the Department

Module Three: Influencing Change at the Hospital Level

View Module Descriptions and Objectives


Accreditation and Designation Statements | CME Information

Physician Accreditation Statement:
The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation Statement:
The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Instructions to Receive Credit:
In order to successfully complete the activity, participants must attend the live sessions, complete an activity evaluation and claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity. 
Credit claiming will open at the end of the full course. 
Credit Information:
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
The ACR Disclosure Policy:  The American College of Radiology (ACR) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by ACR are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months.  All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by ACR in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by ACR to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.  All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by ACR.
The following planners and managers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR
Anne Marie Pascoe
Vickie Giannotti
Alexis LaCount
The following faculty members (speakers, etc.) have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR
Jocelyn D. Chertoff, MD, MS, FACR
Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA
Judy Yee, MD, FACR

Course Format

This 12-week online cohort-based program combines the best of live, virtual class sessions with self-paced weeks set aside for deep dives into supplemental content such as articles, case studies and on-demand modules. The format allows you and your classmates to participate in faculty led discussions, offer and receive feedback, hear what others have learned and ask faculty questions, for a high-impact learning experience. The closed course community on the ACR Engage platform allows you to interact with the cohort and faculty. 

Every session is led by a team of seasoned experts. Each faculty member brings a unique background and set of experiences making the educational experience even more powerful, engaging and relevant.

All Sessions are Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 PM (ET)

Module One - The Hospital Board Room 

Dates Topic Faculty
January 18, 2024 Organizational Structure of Healthcare Systems Judy Yee, MD, FACR
January 25, 2024 Performance Measures Jocelyn D. Chertoff, MD, MS, FACR
February 1, 2024 Interpreting Financial Statements Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR
February 8, 2024  Strategy & Transformation Through a Crisis and Beyond Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA


Module Two - Stewarding the Department  

Dates Topic Faculty
February 15, 2024 Understanding and Managing Costs Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR
February 22, 2024 Leadership, Organizational Structure, Design, and Accountability Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA
February 29, 2024 Building and Supporting Effective Teams Jocelyn D. Chertoff, MD, MS, FACR
March 7, 2024 Using Leadership Models and Roles for Success Judy Yee, MD, FACR


Module Three - Influencing Change at the Hospital Level  

Dates Topic Faculty
March 14, 2024 Conflict Management Judy Yee, MD, FACR
March 21, 2024 Leading From the Middle Jocelyn D. Chertoff, MD, MS, FACR
March 28, 2024 Business Planning: Forecasting Demands and Outcomes Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR
April 4, 2024 Business Planning: Designing and Shepherding the Process Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA
April 11, 2024 Open Q & A Session  All Faculty

* Topic titles subject to change 


Registration Information for 2025 Coming Soon

Course Chair and Faculty

Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR

Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR

Professor and Chair Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona, College of Medicine Tucson. Clinical Service Chief of Medical Imaging, Banner University Medical Group

Course Chair

Headshot of Dr. Chertoff

Jocelyn D. Chertoff, MD, MS, FACR

Professor of Radiology and of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.  Chair of the Department of Radiology and Vice President of the Regional Radiology Service Line

Course Faculty

Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA

Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation & Commercialization Officer - Advocate Health

Course Faculty

Dr. Yee

Judy Yee, MD, FACR

Professor and University Chair of Radiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center

Course Faculty