Expand your leadership potential, manage teams more effectively and lead with confidence. 

In this innovative certificate program spanning two weekends in October, participants learn essential leadership and management skills, and develop an evidence-based understanding of how to lead for highly reliable performance in the health care environment – all while earning continuing education credits.


Why you should attend

  • Share knowledge, strategic insight, and cutting-edge research with world-class faculty at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality, and the School of Medicine.
  • Develop personal leadership skills that will inspire transformation in teams and across departments.
  • Leverage diversity in experience, expertise, and work styles.
  • Establish frameworks for understanding dynamic organizations and create tools to become a better leader in the rapidly changing health care setting.
  • With innovative guest speakers, real world simulations and practical case studies, the Executive Certificate in Health Care Leadership and Management will provide an individualized leadership path to drive the necessary change within your healthcare environment.    

Program highlights

  • Gain exposure to both rigorous research and real-world organizational cases.
  • Merge theory and evidence from management science with practical insight and experience from faculty and leaders working in health care settings.
  • Develop individualized framework used to guide actions when leading and managing change.
  • Explore basic principles of organizational design to execute strategy most effectively.
  • Conduct team leadership and organizational change simulation. 
  • Discuss resilience and managing for the unexpected in high reliability health settings.


This seminar is held at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Harbor East campus, located at 100 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202 on Thursday, October 19 - Saturday, October 21 and Friday, October 27 - Saturday, October 28.

Space is limited. The registration deadline is two weeks prior to the first day of class, if seats are still available.


Health care professionals, including physicians, researchers, nursing leaders, policy makers, pharmacists and health care managers who want to lead with impact and drive innovation in their health care organization.


Faculty Co-Chairs

Representing Carey Business School, School of Medicine, and Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality

Kathleen Sutcliffe Photo

Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, PhD University of Texas at Austin, is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor with appointments in the Carey Business School, the School of Medicine (Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine), the School of Nursing, and the Armstrong Institute at Johns Hopkins University. 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.

Her research program has been devoted to investigating cognitive and experiential diversity in executive teams, how organizations and their members cope with uncertainty, team and organizational learning, and how organizations can be designed to be more reliable and resilient. Her research has been published widely in academic journals in management and organization theory and healthcare. Two recent co-authored books include Managing the unexpected: Sustained performance in a complex world and The healthcare professional workforce: Understanding human capital in a changing industry. Another book, Still not safe: The rise and fall of patient safety, co-authored with Robert Wears, will be published in 2018 by Oxford University Press.

She serves on several editorial boards. In 2013 she was appointed by the Institute of Medicine to a panel of scholars studying workforce resilience in the Department of Homeland Security, which resulted in a book titled: A ready and resilient workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America’s frontline. In 2015 she received a Distinguished Scholar award from the Academy of Management. In 2016 she received a Bellagio Research Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Peter Pronovost Photo

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. His scientific work leveraging checklists to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections has saved thousands of lives and earned him high-profile accolades, including being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, receiving a coveted MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” in 2008, and regularly recognized as one of the most influential executives and physician executives in healthcare. The life-saving intervention has been implemented state by state across the U.S. Today, these catheter infections that used to kill as many people as breast or prostate cancer, have been reduced by 80% compared to 1999 before the “To Err is Human” report was published.

After demonstrating the ability to eliminate one harm in most health systems, Dr. Pronovost sought to eliminate all harms in one health system, Johns Hopkins. Toward that goal, 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. The Institute coordinates research, training and operations for patient safety and quality across JHM, bringing together over 18 different disciplines from every school and division of the university. Drawing upon principles of high reliability, Dr. Pronovost created operating management system, integrating the governance, leadership, management, human resources, and data systems to improve safety and quality and to support learning and accountable. As a result, Johns Hopkins Medicine is significantly safer. Dr. Pronovost is working with several large Health systems across the globe to implement this management system. Dr. Pronovost was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2011 and has received multiple honorary degrees. Dr. Pronovost is an advisor to the World Health Organizations’ World Alliance for Patient Safety and regularly addresses the U.S. Congress on patient safety issues. Dr. Pronovost regularly writes a column for the Wall Street Journal and US News and World Report.

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Christopher G. Myers, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the management and organization discipline at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and Core Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. He is also affiliated with the Science of Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins and the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan.

Chris’s research and teaching focus on individual learning, leadership development, and innovation, with particular attention to how people learn vicariously and share knowledge in healthcare organizations and other knowledge-intensive work environments. His work has been published in a variety of leading academic journals in both management and medicine, and has also been recognized with scholarly awards from organizations including the Academy of Management. Chris’s research been featured in best-selling books such as Work Rules! by Google's Laszlo Bock, as well as in media outlets including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune, and Inc.

Before coming to Johns Hopkins University, Chris served on the faculty of the Harvard Business School as an Assistant Professor of organizational behavior. Chris earned his PhD in management and organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and his BS in business administration with highest honors from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. Chris has consulted for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to air medical transport teams and foreign government agencies, and before attending graduate school he worked as an outdoor expedition leader and martial arts instructor in his home state of North Carolina.


Carey Business School Faculty

Published experts in management and health care organizations

Jemima A. Frimpong, PhD (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) is an Assistant Professor in the research track at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School from 2016. Her research focuses on the adoption and sustainability of innovations, development and testing of organizational-level interventions, and performance improvement. Her research centers primarily on health care organizations.


Brian Gunia, PhD (Management & Organizations, Northwestern University) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2011. He is an Associate Professor in the research track with expertise in the ways that people can help themselves and their organizational colleagues act more ethically and/or negotiate more effectively. Brian is the founder of the Johns Hopkins Business in Government (BIG) Initiative.


Erik Helzer, PhD (Cornell University) is an Assistant Professor in the research track at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School from 2014. His research focuses on moral character, ethical behavior, and self- and social-assessment.


Sharon Kim, PhD (Organizational Behavior, Cornell University) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2011.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Research Track with expertise in the areas of individual and group creativity in organizations.


Stacey Lee, JD (University of Maryland School of Law) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2008. She is an Associate Professor in the practice track with expertise in the areas of business law, health law, and negotiation.


Phillip Phan, PhD (Strategic Management, University of Washington School of Business Administration) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2008. He is a Professor in the research track with expertise in the areas of technology entrepreneurship and strategic management.

Colleen Stuart, PhD (Organizational Behaviour, University of Toronto) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2013. She is an Assistant Professor in the research track with expertise in the areas of group performance, collaborative work and social networks.


$9,200 for the seminar. This fee includes gourmet breakfast, lunches, welcome dinner, continuing education credits, simulation materials, graduation reception, and certificate.

JHU employees can submit for tuition remission for the entire cost of the course. JHHS employees and alumni of JHU, SOM, SON, Carey, WSE, and BSPH receive a 20 percent discount on this seminar.

The new JHU tuition remission form is available online here. Please return completed forms to carey.execed@jhu.edu


Program Dates:  Please check back for future seminar dates.

To cancel or transfer your registration, please write to carey.execed@jhu.edu. Registrants who do not cancel and do not attend the program will not receive a refund.

JHU employees should refer to the Non-credit Courses section of the Tuition Remission policies (available on the JHU Benefits page) regarding cancellation policies. Registrants not employed by JHU must notify the Office of Executive Education of cancellation at least two weeks prior to the program in order to receive a full refund.