Managing Yourself and Leading Others for Healthcare Professionals (Online)

Think of the leaders you most admire. They seem to easily juggle demands, motivate their teams to achieve optimum results, navigate across the organization, and never lose their composure. They successfully manage one of the most complex industries: healthcare. These executives make the job look simple—but it’s not.

Based on our popular Managing Yourself and Leading Others program, this specialized online program is designed to help managers in healthcare-related organizations take their management skills to the next level and become more effective leaders. This online offering delves into the fundamentals of managing yourself, leading teams, and motivating others to accomplish your organization’s goals.

Through relevant readings, case discussions, and introspective exercises, you will gain a broader and deeper understanding of organizational culture and dynamics, management best practices, the role of the manager, and the nature of influence. As you explore your own personality, strengths, and weaknesses, you will begin to evolve a leadership style that is uniquely yours. You will return to work with newfound confidence and an action plan for continuing your growth as a leader.

Note: All program content will be delivered live and will not be recorded.

Program Modules

  • Week 1: March 11 (11 am—1 pm EDT)
  • Week 2: March 18 (11 am—1 pm EDT)
  • Week 3: March 25 (11 am—1 pm EDT)
  • Week 4: April 1 (11 am—1 pm EDT)

Program Benefits

  • Strengthen your management skills and improve performance
  • Learn best practices on how to manage your team and colleagues more effectively
  • Develop a management style that suits your unique personality
  • Handle difficult management situations with greater certainty in your decisions
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Distinguishing management myth from reality
  • Building and sustaining strong teams
  • Understanding the motivations of colleagues and competitors
  • Recognizing strengths and blind spots in yourself and others
  • Building emotional intelligence to communicate effectively
  • Earning trust and building relationships
  • Leading for long-term results

Who Should Enroll

This online program is ideal for new or experienced managers in any function within healthcare or health-related fields, who want to become better leaders. Hospital administrators, aspiring managers, doctors and professionals who are part of the healthcare value chain (including those in biotech and pharmaceutical sectors) will find this program beneficial. 

Because senior management requires analyzing complex challenges, participants should expect to grapple with ambiguous situations that do not have simple solutions.

Program Information

Program Dates

Thursdays, March 11—April 1

Class Times

11:00 am—1:00 pm EDT

Program Fee

2021 Program Fee: $1,450


Online (Zoom)


Anne Occhipinti is the assistant dean for professional education at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In this role, Anne develops and conducts leadership development training for hundreds of students pursuing a master’s in public health degree. Anne’s experience in higher education includes a broad range of areas, such as counseling, administration, training, teaching, crisis management, and international education.

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Louise Weed is an instructor of health management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Louise has worked in quality improvement and patient safety in the Boston hospital system. Most recently, she served as the director of Medical Management and Improvement at Codman Square Health Center, a unique health center in Dorchester known for its leadership in innovation.

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