Health Care Leadership and Management

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.

All health care professionals—including 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. 

Program Details

Who Should Attend

• 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

What Will You Learn

• 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

Executive Coaching

New this spring, Executive Coaching has been added to our program agenda. In addition to our cutting-edge leadership and management curriculum, participants will engage in one-on-one coaching, aimed at meeting their individualized professional goals. Through self-assessment and reflection, executive coaching aims to provide clarity and sharpen your awareness of your own unique leadership skills and abilities. In a safe and supportive environment, your personal coach will act as a sounding board and provide constructive feedback--and you will walk away with a concrete action plan for continuing your development as a leader at your organization.


Joint Accreditation Statement

Joint Accredited Provider Interprofessional Continuing EducationIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 34.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 34.2 contact hours. 

View complete accreditation statement.

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Upcoming Dates

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All courses are held at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Harbor East Location. Plan your visit.



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


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.

M. Shafeeq Ahmed, MD, MBA, FACOG

Plenary Speaker

M. Shafeeq Ahmed, M.D., MBA, FACOG, joined Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine as Chief Medical Officer/Vice President of Medical Affairs in July 2016. In this role, he is the hospital’s designated medical safety and quality officer, and leads HCGH in the critical tasks of integrating services and quality care standards with those of Johns Hopkins Medicine. He provides administrative oversight and service support for professional staff activities, while continuing to practice

Jemima A. Frimpong, PhD

Jemima A. Frimpong, PhD (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) is an Associate 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. 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.

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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