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About the course

Effective healthcare institutions need effective leaders.

Young Physician Leaders develops future leaders from an international group of young, promising healthcare and public health professionals. The program was launched in 2011 by the InterAcademy Partnership for Health (IAP, formerly the InterAcademy Medical Panel) and now brings together a network of more than 130 alumni.

During the program, participants explore themes concerning the sources of leadership, the different styles a leader needs in order to collaborate with superiors, peers, and followers, and the complex processes of decision making and organizational change. Participants will present a session on the concerns of young physicians at the World Health Summit, which will be taking place just steps away from the ESMT Berlin Campus. They will also have the opportunity to visit some of Berlin’s leading scientific institutions and meet senior leaders from the global health sector. Most importantly, participants of the program will network, learn from each other, and join the worldwide network of Young Physician Leaders alumni.

Since 2016, the program is being run as a collaboration between IAP for Health, ESMT Berlin and the World Health Summit.

Key benefits

  • Greater awareness of leadership patterns and challenges as well as strengthening their own leadership style and understanding cultural differences in leadership behaviors
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of organizations acting in the global health sector and how they should interact, especially the potential for public-private partnerships
  • Active participation in design and presentation of a dedicated workshop at the world’s most prominent forum for addressing global health issues, the World Health Summit: http://www.worldhealthsummit.org/about-whs.html
  • Solid network of global contacts

Key topics

  • Understanding the organizational interdependencies leading to strategic action
  • Identifying and practicing leadership styles adapted to distinct situations in the global health sector
  • Effective decision making as a key leadership skill
  • Experiencing diversity in the global health sector
  • Cooperation and teamwork across silos

Who should attend

Top professionals under the age of 40 from the global health sector: clinicians, educators, policy advocates engaged with the public on critical health issues, and emerging healthcare and public health leaders from the non-profit and private sectors.

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Jo Ivey Boufford

Jo is professor emeritus of Public Service, Health Policy and Management at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and clinical professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. She is co-director of the National Program Office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundati...

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Nora Grasselli

Nora studied management, with focus on organization. She completed her PhD on group dynamics at HEC School of Management and during her doctoral studies she was visiting fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and at RMIT (Melbourne). She is a graduate of the Columbia Coach...

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Francis De Véricourt

Francis de Véricourt is a professor of management science at ESMT European School of Management and Technology. From August 2010 until August 2013 he was on leave at INSEAD, where he was an associate professor of technology and operations management and the Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Susta...

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