Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians' ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

Innovative Leadership

Leading Healthy Work Systems

  • Why did you choose to become a physician?
  • How is your medical practice impacted by your colleagues and the system in which you work?
  • What can you, as a physician, do to influence and lead within a more productive, healthier work environment?

The Wisconsin Medical Society invites you to explore these questions with your physician colleagues in a dynamic new program led by systems and human factors engineer, Katherine Sanders, PhD. “Leading Healthy Work Systems” is designed to support you in transforming your work life to better serve patients, lead inter-professional teams and enjoy a more balanced and rewarding life as a healer.


2016 Fall Program
September 23, October 21, November 18

2017 Spring Program
March 10, April 7, May 5

All sessions take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wisconsin Medical Society Headquarters, Madison, Wis.

Who Should Attend

Physicians in current or emerging leadership roles who are committed to a systems-thinking approach in health care.


$650 (Includes program materials and meals.)

This activity* has been approved for 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

  • Click here to download a registration form.
  • Click here to view the program’s learning objectives.


About Dr. Sanders

Katherine Sanders has a BS, MS and PhD in Industrial & Systems Engineering from UW-Madison. She specializes in human factors and sociotechnical systems engineering, essentially the health and productivity of people at work. Her academic work as an occupational stress researcher gave rise to a commitment to design programs to support professionals in high burnout occupations. She’s one of a small number of PhD systems engineers focused on occupational health, and has a specific interest in the well-being of healers.

*The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.