INSEAD Business School

Middle East Health Leadership Programme

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About the course

New Approaches to Managing and Learning in the Health Sector

Effective healthcare requires leadership, sound decision-making skills, and expertise to link resources together in order to provide quality patient care. In addition, it requires a willingness to innovate in how healthcare services are delivered.

There is a rapid and continuing evolution in our knowledge and understanding of healthcare science, technology and practice. The Middle East Health Leadership Programme is designed to provide a select group of individuals with an educational experience that will equip them with concepts, tools, techniques and strategies to play significant leadership roles in the rapidly changing and extremely challenging world of healthcare. The programme is designed for a new group of Middle Eastern leaders who are deeply committed to helping their organisations and healthcare systems fulfil their missions.

The programme is a collaborative undertaking between INSEAD, one of the world’s leading business schools, and Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust (the Trust), part of the world’s leading healthcare companies.

How you benefit

  • Motivate your workforce: Improve leadership skills and ability to maximise the potential of staff
  • Improve your offering: Understand the special nature of service operations: patient flow design, key process levers to improve value, quality and delivery of healthcare
  • Gain an applicable framework: Utilise formal techniques that have proven to be useful for innovating in healthcare delivery and implementing change

Content Overview

The Middle East Health Leadership Programme, offered in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust, will include sessions from INSEAD faculty and associates offering the latest business theories and frameworks adapted to management in an international context. Topics covered during the programme include:

A strategic management perspective

Importance of corporate and competitive strategy for effective healthcare leadership and how to turn strategic ideas into actions in health care

An international health care view

Managing the interplay of demographic needs, national and local cultures, varieties of health policies and delivery systems for competitive advantage

Leadership and managing people

Focus on developing effective managerial styles and creating a highly motivating context in a high-commitment work system

Healthcare operations management

Examples from around the world to demonstrate how resources may be organised in different ways to deliver quality care with insights about management and operational excellence

Organisational design, clinical change and performance

How to change practice behaviour by redesigning the organisational architecture. Another theme will be patient centric focus to support more effective patient journeys

Change-Management Project Requirement

In addition to lectures/discussions, case studies and simulation exercises, the programme includes a highly interactive group-learning component that involves participants working together to find innovative solutions for challenges in healthcare delivery. Attendance on the programme represents a commitment by participants to advance a change project in their home organisation that will result in achieving a health care goal, such as improving patient care, staff commitment or the effectiveness of care processes. Participants commit to submitting a short report to the programme director three months after the programme that describes how the Middle East Health Leadership Programme influenced the outcomes of their change project

Who should attend

Participants will be high-potential individuals with at least 4 to 10 years’ management experience. Successful candidates will be senior managers in health care organisations (excluding commercial health care suppliers) who have already demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, who personally wish to advance and who are considered by their organisation as capable of occupying positions of increased responsibility in the future.

People who took this course work for

Procter & Gamble, Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, UCB...

Trust the experts

Jon Chilingerian

Degrees Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. Expertise Research and teaching on organizational leadership, DEA, health services research, performance management, health care management, 360 leadership coaching, executive education, and organization theory Profile Dr. Jon A. Chilingerian i...


Stephen Chick

Stephen Chick is a Professor of Technology and Operations Management and the Academic Director of the Healthcare Management Initiative at INSEAD. He directs the following Executive Education programmes: Middle East Health Leadership Programme, Strategic Innovation for Community Health, and Innova...


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