Note: This course will not be offered in 2024. 







Live Streaming, Interactive Education and Skills Development

Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare will be held online this year, using live streaming, electronic Q&A, and other remote learning technologies.


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 to effectively cultivate highly qualified current and future women leaders by developing the following competencies:


  • Strategies
  • Goal setting and execution
  • Collaborative negotiation 
  • Self-advocacy
  • Executive presence
  • Persuasive public speaking
  • Difficult conversations
  • Resetting and reenergizing your career


  • Strategic planning and execution
  • Team building and leadership
  • Crisis management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Effective mentoring
  • Resource management
  • Defining your leadership style
  • Driving innovation
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

NEW IN 2023

  • Guidance for clinicians to leverage nonclinical opportunities for career advancement
  • Education to build budgeting and finance competencies
  • Strategies to optimize the impact of patient-centered care, quality, and technology projects


This unique educational program pairs leadership 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
  • Negotiation 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: Measuring program and organizational success
  • Leading People: Managing people and engaging stakeholders
  • Communication: Executive presence, dynamic and persuasive public speaking, skillfully handling difficult conversations
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Focusing on data-driven strategic initiatives to promote and support diversity in the healthcare workforce


In addition to these core domains for success, the course covers diversity strategies for organizations to decrease the gap for women in healthcare leadership by:

  • Recruiting women managers or executives;
  • Developing the right support to advance and promote women once they are hired; and
  • Implementing strategies and policies that include representation of women on key committees and reviewing the track record on diversity and inclusion in the organization.


The 2023 program has been enhanced for distance learning. In addition to being live streamed, all sessions will be recorded and made available to participants of this course for online viewing for 90 days after the end of the course. 

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