Course Overview



This course will be held again on
November 15-17, 2018.

Information contained in this site is for the 2017 program.
Information for the 2018 program coming soon.

Strategies and Skills Development for Career Advancement and Leadership

This professional development program delivers evidence-based strategies, skills development and education that help women at various stages of their healthcare careers step into and succeed in leadership positions. It also helps women—and men—effectively cultivate female managerial talent in healthcare settings by developing the following competencies:



  • Strategic planning and execution
  • Team building and leadership
  • Measuring and reporting impact
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communication
  • Managing change
  • Diversity inclusion
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Effective mentoring
  • Strategic finance
  • Resource management
  • Securing and managing budgets


  • Strategies
  • Goal setting and execution
  • Advocacy
  • Executive presence
  • Persuasive public speaking
  • Difficult conversations
  • Bios, blogs, CVs
  • Social media


  • Patient-centered care
  • Project outcomes
  • Quality and safety
  • Innovation and technology



This is the only program of its kind to complement leadership and development strategies with skills development for the essential, practical, personal competencies required of women to excel at leadership positions, including:

  • Mission and Vision: Identifying what you are passionate about and how to accomplish it
  • Leadership Style and Skill: Recognizing your leadership potential, style, and opportunities
  • Strategic Planning: Identifying strategic imperatives, developing a strategic plan, setting short- and long-term goals
  • Negotiations and Advocacy: Negotiating with skill and advocating internally and externally to accomplish key objectives
  • Fiscal Responsibility: Managing budgets, risk, quality, and growth
  • Performance and Outcomes: Executing your strategic plan and measuring success
  • Leading People: Managing people and engaging stakeholders
  • Communication: Executive presence, dynamic and persuasive public speaking, skillfully handling difficult conversations, writing compelling narrative descriptions
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Focusing on data-driven strategic initiatives to promote and support diversity in the healthcare workforce


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify your personal mission and goals to improve leadership skills
  • Study different leadership styles and hone your own leadership style
  • Develop a strategic plan with long-term and short-term goals that support your institution’s mission
  • Identify ways to measure outcomes and evaluate your organization’s success in achieving goals 
  • Utilize management strategies to effectively lead your team
  • Develop strategies for communicating with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Use specific communication strategies for negotiating and conducting difficult conversations