Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives

  • Online
  • October 20, 2020November 12, 2020
  • $3,400

The program was very instructive, had depth and could easily be applicable in my organization. I envision a remarkable impact on my performance and my organization. Of all the professional and executive programs I have attended this is the most remarkable, instructive, and impactful.
  • —John Winter Obeten, MSc, MPM
  • Executive Director, KBL Healthcare Limited

Program Overview

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 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, 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

  • 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
  • Understand and leverage your skills to transform and lead groups into productive, high-performing teams
  • Develop the crucial qualities, actions, and approaches necessary to be a successful leader
  • Understand design thinking and how it can be used as a process for stimulating innovation in your organization
  • 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
  • Understand organizational strategy and how to increase strategic thinking
  • Understand change management concepts and apply them to real world experience
  • Use best practices in giving and delivering feedback, work conflict, and difficult conversations to enhance high performing teams
  • Identify leadership styles, strategies and approaches to improve personal navigation of challenges and opportunities
  • Explore how groups become teams, structure themselves, and problem solve
  • Introduce key concepts in developing an organizational strategy
  • Examine ways to increase strategic thinking
  • Understand what you are inherently good at as managers or employees
  • Explore how to balance strengths on your health care teams
  • Determine next steps to take in order to help leverage your talents
  • Identify mechanisms that enable learning-by-doing to improve team performance
  • Diagnose patterns of helpful and unhelpful behavior in teams
  • Explore the issues leaders in health care face

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.

Credits and Logistics

Continuing Education Credit

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health designates this activity for a maximum of 21.81 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will grant 2.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this program, equivalent to 21.81 contact hours of education. Participants can apply these contact hours toward other professional education accrediting organizations.

All credits subject to final agenda.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion of the program.

Faculty

Current faculty, subject to change.

Louise Weed, MS

Program Director

Instructor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Linda A. Cyr, MS, PhD

Faculty

Lecturer on Health Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Mary C. Finlay, MBA

Faculty

Lecturer
Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Leonard J. Marcus, PhD

Faculty

Director
Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Co-Director
National Preparedness Leadership Initiative
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Lecturer on Public Health Practice
Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA

Faculty

Professor of Public Health Practice
Department of Health Policy and Management
Director, Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Anne Occhipinti, MA

Faculty

Assistant Dean for Professional Education
MPH Program
Office of Education
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Laurie S. Pascal, MBA, MPH

Faculty

Senior Lecturer on Health Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
President
Pascal Consulting

Richard B. Siegrist Jr., MS, MBA, CPA

Faculty

Faculty Director, DrPH Program
Health Policy and Management
Senior Lecturer on Health Care Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
Director
Master in Health Care Management Program
Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Ellen M. Zane, MA

Faculty

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
CEO Emeritus and Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Tufts Medical Center

Agenda

This agenda is subject to change.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
9:00–10:15 am Weed Introduction to the Program
10:15–10:30 am Break
10:30–11:50 am Pascal What is Leadership?
Thursday, October 22, 2020
8:30–9:00 am Discussion Groups
9:00–10:15 am Marcus Building Negotiation
10:15–10:30 am Break
10:30–11:50 am Marcus Building Negotiation (cont.)
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
8:30–9:00 am Discussion Groups
9:00–10:15 am Cyr Innovative Problem Solving: Breaking Fixedness
10:15–10:30 am Break
10:30–11:50 am Siegrist The Management Control Function
Thursday, October 29, 2020
8:30–9:00 am Discussion Groups
9:00–10:15 am Siegrist The Management Control Function (cont.)
10:15–10:30 am Break
10:30–11:50 am Siegrist Innovations in Health Care Management and Patient Centered Care
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
8:30–9:00 am Discussion Groups
9:00–10:15 am Zane Management Pearls of Wisdom: Important Lessons Learned
10:15–10:30 am Break
10:30–11:50 am Zane Getting to the Top
Thursday, November 5, 2020
8:30–9:00 am Networking
9:00–10:15 am Occhipinti Leveraging Your Strengths as a Successful Leader in Health Care
10:15–10:30 am Break
10:30–11:50 am Weed Leading Change
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
8:30–9:00 am Discussion Groups
9:00–10:15 am Marcus Crisis Meta-Leadership
10:15–10:30 am Break
10:30–11:50 am McDonough Policy Dynamics and Health Reform
Thursday, November 12, 2020
8:30–9:00 am Discussion Groups
9:00–10:15 am Finlay Introduction to Healthcare Strategy
10:15–10:30 am Break
10:30 am–12:00 pm Weed Building and Managing Teams: Everest Simulation
12:00–12:30 pm Weed Building and Managing Teams: Everest Debrief
12:30–1:00 pm Weed Program Close

Who Should Participate

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:

  • CEO, CIO, COO, CMO
  • Department Chairs/Division Chiefs
  • Group Practice Executives
  • Health Care Consultants
  • Health Systems Executives
  • Hospital Executives
  • Medical Directors
  • Nurse Executives
  • Physician Executives

Register today to ensure your organization’s competitive edge, and perhaps even its survival.