Executive Certificate in Health Care Leadership and Management

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Join the next generation of health care leaders.

In the fast-paced and rapidly-changing health care industry, managing teams efficiently and leading them with confidence are key to success. In our innovative Executive Certificate program in Health Care Leadership and Management, learn essential governing skills and develop an evidence-based understanding of how to lead for highly reliable performance in the health care environment. This unique certificate will allow you to earn continuing education credits and to expand your professional network exponentially. You will share knowledge, strategic insight, and cutting-edge research with industry peers, renowned guest speakers, and world-class faculty from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, the Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Over the course of two weekends, experience personal and professional growth as you dive deep into practical case studies and hands-on exercises, simulating real-world health care scenarios.

All health care professionals—physicians, researchers, nursing leaders, policymakers, pharmacists and general health care managers—who endeavor to impact positive change within their organizations will benefit from this executive certificate. Adding the experience and credentials to their resumes will also give participants a professional edge and will strengthen their position as leaders in the health care industry. 


• Health care professionals who want to drive innovation in their field
• Rising managers who want to lead high-reliability organizations
• Individuals who want to solve health care’s most complex challenges


• Strengthen your leadership framework as it applies to the health care industry
• Learn how to leverage diversity in experience, expertise, and work styles to lead health care teams
• Develop practical tools to manage dynamic health care teams and organizations
• Gain business and personal flexibility required in the constantly changing health care industry
• Drive innovation within your health care organization
• Incorporate leadership techniques into your operations
• Enrich your resume and professional network

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Dates Offered

May 10-12 & 18-19, 2018 (Times vary)
Register NowDeadline: 05/02/2018



JHU employees are eligible for 100% tuition remission. JHHS employees and JHU, SOM, SON, Carey, WSE, and BSPH alumni receive a 20% discount. For more information on discounts, registration, and cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page

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Cutting-edge Benefits

• Course materials included
• Complimentary gourmet breakfast and lunch
• Free parking
• Located in the heart of Baltimore's thriving Harbor East neighborhood



Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, PhD

Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, PhD is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor with appointments in the Carey Business School, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Armstrong Institute. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins she spent over 20 years as a chaired professor at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. Before joining academia she was the senior director of health and social services for one of the thirteen regional Alaska Native Corporations and ran a healthcare program for the State of Alaska.


Bernard Ferrari, MD, JD, MBA

Bernard Ferrari, MD, JD, MBA is Professor and Dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He joined the Carey Business School as its second dean in July 2012. Under Ferrariā€™s leadership, the Carey Business School earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), experienced tremendous growth with increased student enrollment, added more full-time faculty, and established new graduate degree programs.


Christopher G. Myers, PhD

Christopher G. Myers, PhD is an Assistant Professor and Director for Health Care and Leadership Executive Education at the Carey Business School and Core Faculty at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. His research, published in leading management and medical journals, focuses on learning and innovation with a particular focus on vicarious learning in health care organizations. He previously served on the organizational behavior faculty at the Harvard Business School.


Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, is a world-renowned patient safety champion, a practicing critical care physician, a prolific researcher, publishing over 800 peer review publications, and a global thought leader, informing US and global health policy. Dr. Pronovost is the Johns Hopkins Medicine Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality and the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.