Common Body of KnowledgeTM
The RLI Common Body of Knowledge™ (RLI CBK™)
is the product of two years of research and due diligence, with the goal of identifying the skills and knowledge critical to leadership success for radiology professionals.
RLI looked at existing leadership programs from the academic, business school, corporate and health care arenas. In addition, we surveyed hundreds of radiologists from both private practice and academia who represented a range of leadership roles.
The result of this methodical process is the RLI CBK. It contains 151 competencies across seven domain (or topic) areas. These competencies were further vetted by renowned business and leadership experts to make sure we got it right – including Noel Tichy, who formerly ran the GE Leadership Academy.
The RLI CBK is the foundation upon which everything in the program is built.
Each of the 151 competencies is aligned to one of the four proficiency levels, with the competencies at the higher levels building on the ones at the levels below in a stair-step fashion. What this gives you is a program structure that is held together by a very solid underlying curriculum.
Each competency is the result of extensive research to identify skills and knowledge essential to radiology leadership success. Competencies are defined as skills, knowledge or behaviors that radiology leaders must achieve.
With the competencies in hand, RLI then identified courses that would cover all of these competencies. In some cases we’ve leveraged existing courses from a handful of affiliate organizations and other content providers, and in some cases we will be building courses.
All RLI programming is based on the competencies outlined in the CBK. No RLI credits are given for courses that do not map to the competencies outlined in the RLI CBK.
The RLI Board of Directors
reviews the RLI CBK regularly for substance and relevance to current radiology leadership.