Brigham Leadership Program: Cohort VIII 2019-2020

This activity is accessible by invitation only


Target Audience

This activity is intended for all interested participants are eligible to apply.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Possess a deeper understanding of the fundamental management skills (finance, operations, data analysis, compliance, and marketing communications) required to effectively lead a hospital/academic medical center department, division, program or strategic initiative.
2. Develop a perspective of the inter-dependent systems and constituencies in a complex academic medical center environment.
3. Describe the different styles of and situations for personal leadership, enhance self-awareness of leadership and managerial strengths and 
weaknesses and develop one's own capacity for effective leadership, building consensus and managing organizational transformation.
4. Improve core competencies including practice-based learning, professionalism, interpersonal communication and teamwork.
5. Work effectively in team environment that is critical in a health care setting,
6. Identify different approaches to analysis and problem solving
7. Develop skills to identify unmet medical needs and capacity to formulate and implement responsive programmatic initiatives.
8. Apply a comprehensive set of strategic frameworks to a project of significant value to the organizational situation.
9. Develop skills to identify and address lack of diversity and inclusion in a department, division, program or strategic initiative.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Brigham and Women's Hospital Physicians Organization and Partners HealthCare System


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 83.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 83.25 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Module I : Basics of Leadership and Management 
October 23-25, 2019
Introduce basic concepts of innovation, leadership, operations, finance and teaming.  Begin with a discussion of disruptive innovation in healthcare to help “unfreeze” participants’ traditional ways of thinking about the industry.  Introduce concepts of leadership at an organizational level which set the stage for further exploration in subsequent modules.  Basics of operations strategy are taught using iconic examples from other industries.  Learned tools are then applied to evaluate the operations of a large department in a medical center. Each module introduces financial analysis tools beginning in Module I with ratio analysis and financial forecasting.

Interim Session I
Thursday, November 14, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Module II: Strategy and Control in a Hospital Setting
December 4-6, 2019
Introduce the basic idea of strategy and competitive analysis using Michael Porter’s Five Forces; use this tool to analyze a department in a large medical center.  Explore additional concepts of finance and control which include the Balanced Scorecard and service line and customer profitability.  Introduce operations improvement in a hospital setting.  Explore individual leadership and learning styles through the MBTI instrument and application to understand and manage team dynamics. Explore personal leadership challenges through cases written about BWHC specifically for this program.

Interim Session II
Thursday, January 9, 2020
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Module III: Management Tools - Decision-making, Diversity and Teaming
February 5-7, 2020
Continue to expose participants to financial tools for managing their organizations and bring it together using a case written about BWHC specifically for this program.   Further explore operations design and improvement in a hospital setting, and return to concepts of innovation.  Introduce basic concepts of power and influence to enhance decision-making capabilities.  Learn tools for managing diversity at an organizational and team level.

Interim Session III
Thursday, March 5, 2020
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Module IV: Learning, Innovation and Sustainable Leadership
April 1-3, 2020
Explore innovative business models in a variety of settings and what it means to be a learning organization so that innovation can take hold.  Explore being an “authentic leader” in an organization.  Examine approaches to innovation in both service and product contexts. The program concludes by looking at examples or how information technology can drive change in a hospital setting. 

Final Presentations and Graduation
Thursday, May 7, 2020
3:00 - 8:00 PM

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Course Director:
Allen Smith, MD, MS
Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 83.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 83.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 83.25 Participation


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