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Executive Leadership in Health Care Curriculum

At ELH you will learn:

Strategic finance and resource management to enhance the missions of health care organizations.
Fellows will use strategic approaches to financial and resource management that enhance the missions of their organizations. They will be able to:

  • Analyze organizational financial information to support and enhance core missions
  • Develop comprehensive proposals for new institutional programs, aligning resources and organizational strategy to show value and feasibility
  • Leverage resources to support operations and strategic initiatives for optimized return on investment
  • Navigate issues regarding:
    • Hospital/health system finance
    • Risk management
    • Technology management and artificial intelligence

Personal and professional leadership and management effectiveness to address strategic, operational and relational challenges.
Fellows will adapt their leadership behaviors to effectively address strategic, operational and relational challenges. They will be able to:

  • Use personal awareness of leadership strengths to enhance professional effectiveness
  • Develop strategic approaches to the pursuit, acceptance, and transition into new leadership positions
  • Develop and communicate persuasive messages for a variety of audiences
  • Include the perspectives and experiences of diverse members into organizational discussions
  • Resolve differences in perspective and positions to create shared expectations that support effective working relationships and allocation of resources
  • Develop skills in managing legal interactions including but not limited to: working with boards, community groups, government regulations, licensing and accreditation bodies, union and workforce contracts, and other HR issues

Organizational dynamics to provide strategies for leading, executing and managing change initiatives.
Fellows will lead and manage change initiatives within complex and dynamic organizations. They will be able to:

  • Collaborate with diverse stake holders to advance organizational goals
  • Partner with senior leaders and managers to sustain and advance the missions of the organization
  • Negotiate the politics, culture, and hierarchy of their organizations to advance strategic initiatives
  • Manage change and quality improvement processes, communications and open evaluation processes needed to effect change and maintain quality in their organizations

Communities of leadership practice to sustain leadership development beyond the fellowship year.
Fellows will develop and participate in a variety of communities of practice that support organizational leadership. They will be able to:

  • Forge relationships across disciplines, professions and organizations to expand professional networks
  • Sustain leadership learning through formal professional development, leadership coaching and reflection on outcomes of leadership activities
  • Support leadership career development of others through mentoring, sponsoring and peer consultation
  • Identify and access a circle of trusted advisors who can support ongoing leadership advancement and transitions
  • Maintain practices of self-care that sustain personal and professional energy
  • Develop a practice of performance optimization and executive time management for all team members

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ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation's first women's medical school and a predecessor of today's Drexel University College of Medicine.