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.

“This class, which was serendipitously timed with a work promotion for me, has proven instrumental in reinforcing the foundation of my own healthcare leadership acumen and has provided me with the necessary framework for navigating some of the complexities of the healthcare business environment. I highly recommend this class for all healthcare leaders, irrespective of rank or role.”

student | Executive Certificate in Health Care Leadership and Management

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

October 4-6 & 12-13 (Times Vary)
Register NowDeadline: 09/07/2018



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

Faculty Co-Chair

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.


Christopher G. Myers, PhD

Faculty Co-Chair

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.


Bernard Ferrari, MD, JD, MBA

Opening Speaker

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 Ferrari’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.


Jemima A. Frimpong, PhD

Jemima A. Frimpong, PhD (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) joined Johns Hopkins as an Assistant Professor in the research track at the Carey Business School and Core Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality in 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

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

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

Sharon Kim is a faculty member and the Director of Innovation & Human-Centered Design at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University. Sharon has expertise in the psychology of creativity. Her academic research has been featured in popular media outlets including Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company.


Stacey Lee, JD

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.


Colleen Stuart, PhD

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.

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