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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives

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Oct 27—Nov 1
6 days
Boston, MA, USA
USD 4530
USD 755 per day


Health Care Executive Leadership Program Overview

Focusing on management systems specific to health care, this program provides skill building in the critical areas of leadership and management development.

The curriculum is designed to develop conflict resolution, operational analysis, employee management, and quality management techniques necessary to achieve individual and organizational objectives.

Today’s knowledge base is different from that of even six months ago, and the solutions to tomorrow’s problems are within reach.

As a leader in the continuously evolving field of health care, you have the formidable and immediate challenge of creating both short- and long-term strategies. This six-day program will enable you to respond proactively to the rapidly changing health care environment.

Program Benefits — Why You Should Participate

Gain insight into and develop the skills required to lead effectively in the dynamic and fast-changing field of health care. You will learn from distinguished Harvard faculty and network with professionals from prominent organizations.

Program Benefits

  • Save money by knowing how to purchase services more effectively
  • Learn how to decrease costly medical, patient, administrative, and management errors
  • Build teams and processes to reduce redundancy; improving quality and reducing waste
  • Benefit from consultant quality insight; improving productivity while increasing morale

Objectives & Highlights

  • Leadership sessions on motivation, negotiation, ethics, patient safety, financial management, and more
  • Active discussion groups that facilitate the sharing of experiences, address specific challenges, and create workplace solutions
  • Distinguished Harvard faculty members, complemented by health care industry experts
  • Professional networking with colleagues from highly regarded organizations
  • Harvard Faculty Club reception and dinner, a meeting place for the University’s highest-ranking scholars and dignitaries

Learning Objectives

  • Explore current issues that surround organizational changes, learn systematic methods for identifying target constituencies, and apply approaches to maximize positive acceptance and minimize resistance
  • Create a culture of operational excellence in a health care organization
  • Utilize the necessary tools to gain a firm grasp of your organization’s financial structure to effectively bring your vision to reality
  • Use interest-based negotiation, multidimensional problem solving, meta leadership, and other effective techniques to build collaboration and manage conflicts across complex health care systems
  • Leverage the skills and processes necessary to transform and lead groups into productive, high-performing teams
  • Grow your understanding of the management control activities that provide the formula for financial success
  • Develop the crucial qualities, actions, and approaches necessary to be a successful leader
  • Discuss change management in the context of a major initiative to focus on quality within an academic organization
  • Discover your own leadership and motivational style and how this knowledge can help maximize your productivity and impact
  • Gain insight into skills and attributes needed to lead and the value of a diversity of views and backgrounds
  • Understand design thinking and how it can be used as a process for stimulating innovation in your organization
  • Gain an understanding of innovative approaches to enhancing the patient and family experience while concurrently improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health care
  • Be able to explain and apply the dynamics of politics, culture, political culture and policy, alongside agenda setting, conflict and the role of narrative in policy making.
  • Recognize situations of vulnerability, including personal or organizational legal liability in the delivery of quality medical care, and gain a legal perspective for making management decisions
  • Focus on two distinct components of strategy formulation: the process of effective strategic planning and the content
  • Discuss the strategic challenges facing their own institutions, and how they can effectively lead their organizations through the next wave of change confronting the health care industry

Practical Learning Format

The primary teaching method for this program consists of interactive learning with small group discussions, case studies, and in-class exercises. Morning discussion groups are scheduled to review readings, respond to content questions, and share reactions. This process provides an opportunity to work closely with your colleagues to solve real-world issues.

Who should attend

Participants in this dynamic program are health care executives and emerging leaders in either clinical or nonclinical roles who wish to adapt their knowledge and skills to this constantly changing field, including:

  • Department Chairs/Division Chiefs
  • Group Practice Executives
  • Health Care Consultants
  • Health Systems Executives
  • Hospital Executives
  • Medical Directors
  • Nurse Executives
  • Physician Executives


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