Healthcare Leadership Academy: Business Strategy for a Changing Landscape (Module 1)

February 22, 2019 - February 23, 2019 | All Day

Grand Traverse Resort


Module 1: February 22-23, 2019 (Traverse City, Grand Traverse Resort)

Module 2: March 18-20, 2019 (MSU Campus, Henry Center for Executive Development)

Registration Deadline February 8, 2019

Program Introduction

This extraordinary program is the result of a unique partnership between Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business and two premier healthcare professional associations, the Michigan Health & Hospital Association and the Michigan Osteopathic Association, to create a valuable leadership program for existing and emerging healthcare leaders, including physicians, clinicians and other healthcare professionals.  In addition, the College of Human Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Nursing at Michigan State University were instrumental in the development of Healthcare Leadership Academy: Business Strategy for a Changing Landscape.  This program focuses on skill mastery related to influence, strategic conversations and building trust, as well as developing knowledge of innovative care delivery and financing models.  In the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, now is the time to learn how to seize strategic opportunities that can make a significant difference to you and your organization.  The academy combines evidence-based practices from healthcare and business.

Comments from past participants

“This program is indispensable to the professional development of all emerging healthcare leaders.  As an administrator in an academic healthcare organization, I found the modules on economics, decision making, and strategic planning to be insightful and exceptionally practical.  I would highly recommend this program to any of my colleagues.”

“The MSU Healthcare Leadership Academy helped me to prepare for a promotion to Chief of Staff.  I had to sacrifice to attend the onsite sessions and complete the homework assignments, but the curriculum helped to really prepare me for my new role.  Without the support of my boss and organization I would not have had the opportunity to attend.  I encourage the leaders of any institution to support their leader-physicians to attend this program.”

“As a young leader aspiring to grow professionally within the medical field, this program provided an excellent opportunity to begin that journey without needing a business degree.”

Key Learning Outcomes

In this program, participants will:

  • Apply leadership strategies and skills including decision-making, managing change, conflict management, teamwork, communication and negotiation
  • Discuss business analysis, strategic management and business tools obtained in class and through projects
  • Identify emerging issues in healthcare management, best practices, and the connections between local issues and the greater healthcare environment

You will learn best practices to sustain your organization in the future and provide you with the knowledge you need to enhance your leadership role at your healthcare organization.


The faculty for Healthcare Leadership Academy are world-class thought leaders in their respective fields of study. Each faculty member was carefully selected based on their expertise and their research/consulting projects within the healthcare industry. This will provide ample opportunity to transcend best business practices and best healthcare practices.

Industry Experts

New this year we have incorporated several senior leaders in healthcare to share their perspectives concerning their roles, emerging trends, and strategic challenges.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for department heads and emerging leaders with responsibility for managing people, processes and systems within healthcare organizations.

Check out our BLOG to learn how past participants have benefited from this program.

CME Credits

CME credits will be provided (last year 33.50 credits were designated for this program)




$3495 – full tuition (includes materials, meals, assessments and graduation plaque)

Group discount available for 3 or more from the same organization

  • 25% off OR 3 at full price and 4th attendee is free

Dates: February 22-23, 2019 and March 18-20, 2019

Grand Traverse Resort  (February Dates Only)

*Register by February 8, 2019*