Introduction to Healthcare Leadership

Healthcare today is a complex, technical business that is rapidly evolving. Healthcare leaders not only need to stay current with medical and technological advances; they also need to develop the skills to successfully navigate the shifts from a more traditional fee-for-service business model to new patient-centric, team-based care.

It’s critical that today’s healthcare leaders acquire the skills to navigate the medical, technological, economic and social factors driving these system changes, in order to effectively shape and positively influence the future of our healthcare system.

Introduction to Healthcare Leadership is the first required course in Bryant University’s new online Innovative Healthcare Leadership Certificate. Subsequent courses for the Certificate are offered through Bryant University’s School of Health Sciences and include Design Thinking, Healthcare Law and Ethics, Healthcare Finance, and Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) Organizational Management. The online Innovative Healthcare Leadership Certificate is stackable to a Bryant University MBA with a healthcare concentration.


Bryant’s Introduction to Healthcare Leadership provides a solid foundation in the leadership skills and best practices required for today’s healthcare professionals. Tailored specifically for healthcare, the course provides an in-depth study and analysis of the contemporary challenges facing the healthcare industry, utilizing practical tools and proven techniques for meeting these challenges.

Key Topics

  • Learn how to effectively communicate in order to successfully lead within matrixed, diverse organizations
  • Build your Emotional intelligence (EQ) to improve communications and overcome challenges 
  • Develop and practice negotiation and mediation skills
  • Improve your conflict resolution skills
  • Practice the art of strategic thinking
  • Learn the techniques for developing political savvy

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for high potential healthcare professionals looking to build their leadership skills and prepare for the next step in their career, which may include a graduate certificate or an MBA. This program is also ideal for those employees who have been identified by their organizations for future healthcare leadership positions.

This program will be available online by January 2018.

For more information about Introduction to Healthcare Leadership and how it may stack into an Innovative Healthcare Leadership Certificate and an MBA with a concentration in healthcare, please contact:

Amy Grant
Associate Director
Phone: (401) 232-6203