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Executive Certificate in Health Care Leadership and Management

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is launching a new health care leadership certificate program this fall. Executive Certificate in Health Care Leadership and Management: Leading with Impact is a 5-day course (held over two weekends) that targets all health care professionals, including: Physicians - Nursing leaders - Health care managers - Pharmacists – Researchers. 

  • The U.S. Government’s National Center for Health Workforce Analysis recently estimated that more than 5 million individuals currently work as health professionals in the U.S. alone.
  • This number is growing and presents an increasing diversity of career settings, training and personal expectations. Since organizational change and transformation are widespread, in many cases individuals are selected for leadership and management roles based on their clinical or research competencies with hopes these credentials translate into effective management.
  • The data show a need for professionals to utilize skill building opportunities in leadership and management.

Led by faculty co-chairs, Kathleen Sutcliffe, PhD, Peter Pronovost, MD, Phd, and Chris Myers, PhD, this program’s goal is to expose participants to essential leadership and management content that is grounded in evidence from the organizational sciences. This enables participants to develop a more nuanced understanding of the contexts they face and the ways in which they can lead or manage in these contexts. In addition to other course content, participants will go through an in-depth feedback seeking exercise to better identify and comprehend their unique strengths, as well as blind spots and areas to target for future development. This exercise will provide the foundation for participants to envision and develop a leadership action plan. These plans will be discussed with a senior health leader “coach” who will provide feedback and advice for the participants’ development.

Dates: October 19-21 and 27-28, 2017  

Location: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Mode of Instruction: in-person; using case studies, reflections, simulations, etc.

Approved for continuing education credits across multiple health disciplines

For questions, please feel free to contact: Pam Williams (, director of executive education, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.

For the full course packet and schedule, click here.

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How Prepared Are You to Lead?
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Making Management Skills a Core Component of Medical Education
Invited Commentary by Christopher G. Myers, PhD, and Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD
Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Vol. 92, No. 5, May 2017

The Next Wave of Hospital Innovations to Make Patients Safer
by Amir A. Ghaferi, Christopher G. Myers, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe and Peter J. Pronovost
Harvard Business Review, August 8, 2016

When Health Care Providers Look at Problems from Multiple Perspectives, Patients Benefit
by Jemima A. FrimpongChristopher G. MyersKathleen M. SutcliffeYemeng Lu-Myers
Harvard Business Review, June 23, 2017


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