Creating an Empowered Practice

A Collaborative Business Workshop

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July 12-13, 2024 


 In Person | Salt Lake City


July 12-13, 2024 | Live In-Person Only | Little America Hotel – Salt Lake City, Utah 

Course Description

Creating An Empowered Practice (CEP) is an immersive learning program for health professionals at all stages of transforming health practices from managed sick-care to partnered well-care. 

We know, and you know, that there is much important learning that goes into the creation and development of a different kind of practice with a different way of caring for patients.  These include:  

  • exploring how to develop stronger patient relationships 
  • clarifying a business model and fee structure beyond insurance restrictions 
  • creating a more meaningful initial exam 
  • trusting the fruitful channel that is word of mouth referrals (80%) 
  • clarifying essential documentation, including legal 

CEP is exploring these and many other questions that you know help to create empowered practice.  

Course Format

At traditional conferences, didactic learning and passive participation are often the norm, with little opportunity to engage collegial wisdom and expertise.  

 Not here.  

 At this event, we are committed to engaging each other and to collaborative learning through formats that bring the best of our wisdom and learning together in creating empowered practices. 

 Anticipate a mix of learning formats – some in small groups interacting, some in large groups, some in personal reflection. This is not learning through pre-determined lectures and power point presentations. Some learning will be through case stories — experiences shared by providers among us of lessons learned, mistakes to avoid, and steps that helped. Some will be through a process for real-time naming of topics you most need to learn and understand now — and then getting to it. CEP is deliberately integrated to support many layers of mutually fulfilling and sustaining provider practice – to empower you in your business of transforming health.  

 CEP embraces community learning, to create positive change in a positively positioned health path. 

It was the great cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead that reminded, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 

 Join us at CEP to learn to walk and build your path, clarify your next steps in creating your empowered practice, contribute with other providers, and change how we think about healthcare. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Attend as an individual, leave as a community of learners 
  • Evaluate and collaborate with colleagues on sustainable business best practices that facilitate practice growth and patient success 


Matthew Malone

Business Healthcare Advisor | Worldlink Medical

Tenneson Woolf

Group Process Facilitator


Amy Stuttle
Victory Men’s Health
Connie Casad, MD, FACOG
Kent Rilling, PAC
Precision Health by Science
Robert Alexander
Alexander Medical


Please note: We have provided an agenda below as an outline that allows for customization and flexibility. Upon registration, you will receive one or more surveys that will help determine your individual and the group need. In this teaching method we glean the experts in the community of learners in a way that fosters engagement and connection.   

We sincerely hope you will take this journey with us. 

7:30 – 8:30 am 

Breakfast and Registration 

8:30  a.m. – Welcome

8:45 a.m. 

Our Shared Purpose – Small table conversations, World Café 


  • Why did you decide to join this event? 
  • What are your patients looking for, really? 
  • What is possible with your practice? 

10:15  a.m. BREAK

10:45 a.m. 

Paradigm Shifts and the Liminal Space 

Individual transformation and being a part of a bigger movement in healthcare 

 Matthew Malone 

 11:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

Case Story Learning 3 Peer Stories of experience, themed listening groups, and whole group reflection 

These stories are themed to give us greater understanding of the work we are doing to create empowered practices.   

12:30 – 1:30  p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m.

Collaborator Panel / Group Discussion 

Your questions answered. This can be related to business model, pricing, exams, collaboration, marketing, technology. 

Kent Rilling, PA, Connie Casad, MD, Amy Stuttle, Robert Alexander, NP 

3:00 p.m.  BREAK

3:30 p.m. 

System Change Awareness – teaching model + group interaction (2 loops theory) 

Recognizing the current standard of care as a declining model, as we transition to a new emerging next generation model for empowered practice and patient transformation. 

4:30 p.m. 

Reflective Learning in the Day – Partner conversation, Whole Circle 

5:00 p.m. – Adjourn 

Reception or Dinner

8:30 a.m. – Welcome and check-in 

 9:00 a.m. 

Legal Issues that Matter the Most 

Speaker TBA

 10:00 a.m. – BREAK

10:30 a.m.

Your Learning, Your Way – Self organized and selected groups 

Ask a question that you most want to explore. 

 Suggested Topics (but the group names their individual needs): 

  • Staff makeup and operational needs 
  • Essential staffing 
  • Out of the box planning 
  • Doing this on a bigger scale 
  • Improving consultations 
  • Billing models 
  • Overcoming doubt 
  • Scarcity of resources 
  • Marketing support 
  • Business planning 
  • Structuring patient visits 
  • Slowing down when all my training is rushing through 

 12:00 p.m. – LUNCH

1:00 p.m. 

Your Learning Your Way, continued 

8-10 additional topics, can be new or the same. The group decides on the individual need. 

 2:30 p.m.  – BREAK

 3:00 pm  

Toolkit and Takeaways 

Matthew Malone 

Amy Stuttle 

 4:00 p.m.

Synthesizing Learning as we Part – pairs, small groups, whole group 

Reflection of learnings. 

5:00 p.m. 

Closing words 



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The Foundation for Care Management (FCM) and Worldlink Medical. FCM is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

12 AMA PRA Category 1 for CME

Location and Travel Details

July 12-13, 2024

Travel Details


Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)


500 Main St

Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Book Room

Block Rate is $179

Rate Expires 6/24/24