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About the course

In the innovative and dynamic industry that is healthcare, executive leaders of the field must equip themselves with the ability to guide their organizations and teams through times of change. They must be able to lead their organizations through the physical change in addition to successfully interacting with multiple affiliated entities. An executive leader’s credibility, authority, and ability to keep a team focused and motivated are under constant scrutiny. And rightfully so—it’s the leader’s job to communicate strategy, negotiate skillfully, influence team behaviors, and deliver results. Simultaneously, leaders in healthcare must be able to master the quantitative and qualitative approach to innovation in the healthcare setting, focusing on the levers of strategy, measurement, leadership, and culture.

The Executive Healthcare Leadership Certificate provides you with critical skills to lead your organization to success through a series of six core courses and two electives that give you the flexibility to customize the program to your goals. As a result of completing this certificate, you’ll have practiced concrete strategies to increase your effectiveness in leading your organization.


  • Elective (2 Courses)
  • How to Build A Strategic Plan for your Healthcare Organization
  • Changing Organizational Culture in Healthcare
  • Identifying and Aligning Products, Services, and Strategies Throughout a Healthcare Organization
  • Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Leading Collaborative Teams


  • Evaluate initiatives for their applicability in reaching targets
  • Involve stakeholders in defining, refining, implementing, and evaluating the strategic plan
  • Recognize and compensate for psychological factors in yourself and in others that affect decision quality
  • Create a strategic vision for your organization and identify areas for improvement and potential growth
  • Devise employee-related practices that improve your organization and thereby enhance service outcomes to customers
  • Implement healthy team behaviors and functions
  • Diagnose team skill sets and develop a plan to build synergy and collaboration
  • Respond decisively and consistently when faced with situations that require a decision
  • Detect and address impediments to your credibility with subordinates, superiors, and others with whom you interact professionally
  • Evaluate factors that undermine employee motivation and engagement in your organization
  • Explore critical decisions such as when to negotiate, when not to negotiate, whether you should make the opening move in a negotiation, and how many issues you want to put on the table


  • Executive Healthcare Leadership Certificate from Cornell College of Human Ecology and Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • 64 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • 45 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward PMI recertification

Who should attend

  • Clinicians, medical personnel and staff transitioning into administrative, management, director, or executive leadership roles
  • Healthcare professionals with supervisory, management, or executive-level responsibilities
  • Hospital and healthcare facility administrators
  • Department directors
  • VP and C-suite executives
  • Hospital board members

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