Course Overview


Strategies and Skills Development for Career Advancement and Leadership

Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare is presented in 2020 as both a LIVE CME program (hosted in Boston, MA) and as a LIVE STREAMING CME program. You can register for either program.


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:


  • Strategic planning and execution
  • Team building and leadership
  • Measuring and reporting impact
  • Conflict resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Communication
  • Organizational change
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Effective mentoring
  • Strategic finance
  • Resource management
  • Fundraising and philanthropy
  • Defining your leadership style


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


  • Patient-centered care
  • Project outcomes
  • Burnout and wellness
  • Quality and performance
  • 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
  • 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
  • Equity, Diversity, 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 inclusion in the organization.