Healthcare Leadership Certificate
Healthcare has been operating through constant change for decades while navigating rapidly advancing technologies, evolving standards of care, changing patient and population demographics, cost pressures, evolving fee and reimbursement models, and complexities in the legal and regulatory environment.
With the recent pandemic and significant future change on the horizon, this transformation and disruption creates a need to build resilient and capable healthcare leaders with the skills to successfully navigate the complexities and opportunities of the future of healthcare.
The Healthcare Leadership Certificate is a comprehensive, 10-month program that covers the essential business and leadership skills that provide a solid foundation for performance improvement at the individual and organizational level. The certificate blends in-person and online learning sessions and provides engaging discussions, group interactions, and networking opportunities. The program also includes a post-program coaching session customized based on leadership assessments and professional development goals.
In addition to the registration process, a program director or Solutions Advisor may reach out to discuss your professional development goals and provide you with a program overview.
Who Should Attend
Physicians on a leadership track, Dyad Teams, Non-MD Clinicians (clinic operations leaders), Advanced Practice Providers & Nursing Leaders, Service Line Leaders, Healthcare Operational/Administrative Leaders.
Continuing Education Units
This course provides 10.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Gain the Skills Needed to:
- Increase influence by understanding and speaking the language of healthcare as a business
- Lead with confidence and credibility in a rapidly changing environment by cultivating effective workplace relationships and building high performing teams
- Stay ahead of the curve by gaining knowledge of emerging trends and technologies that are shaping the future of healthcare
Healthcare System Gain:
- A pipeline of leadership talent who understand the business of healthcare and have the power to be more effective leaders in your organization
- The ability to engage and retain physician, clinical, and administrative leaders who will be leading the way in the rapidly changing landscape of the future
SHRM Preferred Provider
The Center for Professional and Executive Development is a Preferred Provider with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Diane Stuart is an Organizational Development professional with more than 15 years of internal and external consulting experience in a variety of industries including healthcare and insurance. She has ten years' management experience and a proven track record in the design, implementation and management of successful strategic learning initiatives at the enterprise level. She has expertise in leadership development and organizational culture change work in large company divisions. This work has resulted in sustainable change delivering organizational results. Diane has been recognized by Chicago's Organizational Development Network (ODN) for her employee engagement and culture transformation work at Advocate Health Care.
Diane uses the Human Synergistics suite of tools to advance the effectiveness of both leaders' and their teams through coaching, retreat facilitation, learning activity design and delivery.
Diane has a Master's Degree from Webster University in St. Louis, a Certificate in Organizational Development from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Jeff specializes in working with companies to improve organizational performance and productivity through expertise in change management and business transformation. He has held general management and senior human resource positions with BP/Amoco, Hewitt, Sears, Spiegel, and for the past 10 years has been the President of Chan Management Consulting.
Clients of Chan Management Consulting include ITW, Baxter, CME, Mondelez, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Navistar, RJ O'Brien and Associates, Elevance, DeVry, Grainger, Mercer, Nalco, and McCain Foods.
Jeff is on the Board of Directors with the Association of Change Management Professionals and works to improve the field of change management through education, professional certification and advancement of the Change Management Association.
Jeff has a B.A. from Michigan State University in Education and a M.A. from Michigan State University in Labor and Industrial Relations.
Lisa leverages decades of corporate and consulting experience to educate, counsel, and coach managers, executives, and leadership teams in the science and art of leadership and organizational culture. As a program director, instructor, and coach at the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development, Lisa advises to the rich leadership content within the Executive Leadership and Transition to Executive Management certificate programs.
Her background includes a range of human resources, leadership development, culture, and change experience, most recently from Baxter Healthcare and Hewitt Associates. Lisa has earned an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University, and both a Masters in Liberal Arts and a Certificate in Leadership from the University of Chicago. She is also a certified consultant with Human Synergistics, International. Her most important challenge is championing change in the public school where she is on the board of education.
Mark is a nationally known speaker and educator on financial management in the healthcare setting. His programs have addressed a wide range of professionals at a myriad of healthcare provider organizations. The organizations he has presented to include Mayo Clinic, Harvard Community Health Plan, Advocate Health Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Mercy Health System, the Veterans Health Administration, and numerous others.
Mark is a three-time recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from the Health Services Administration Student Association, and a two-time recipient of the Golden Apple Teaching Award in Administrative Medicine.
Mark has also received the Mabel W. Chipman Excellence in Teaching Award, which is granted to Wisconsin School of Business faculty for outstanding teaching.
Mark has published over 60 articles in a variety of academic journals and has also published his work in several book chapters pertaining to healthcare financial management.
He received a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Utah, and a B.S. from Gannon College. He is a licensed CPA in Wisconsin.
For over 2 decades Scott has developed courses in his areas of expertise, which include project management, portfolio management, gathering business requirements, process improvement using Lean Six Sigma, business statistics, and decision making. He also has over a decade of applied experience in the field as a former information technology director and as a technologist for an internetworking software developer.
Scott has developed programs for a variety of audiences ranging from novices to experienced professionals to C-level executives. Clients have included Fortune 500 firms, the United States military, government, higher education, and not-for-profit agencies.
Scott is a Six Sigma black belt and received his M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a B.S. degree in physics from UW-Eau Claire.
Steve is adjunct faculty for the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development. Prior to this role, Steve served as the president and executive director of the Center for five years.
Formerly, Steve was chief learning officer and vice president of talent management for Baxter. Prior to this position, Steve was the senior vice president of human resources at Hewitt Associates for seven years, with responsibility for all aspects of human resources for the international consulting and outsourcing firm, and he was Hewitt’s chief learning officer for three years.
Before joining Hewitt, Steve was with the Bank of Montreal’s Institute for Learning, where he was the faculty head for leadership and change management. He also held training and management development positions at CVS Caremark and BMO Harris Bank.
Steve has an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. from the University of Iowa, both in economics.
Susan has experience in organizational development working with large multinational companies. Her focus is matrix organizations and how to navigate and influence cross-functionally in these organizations.
Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, Susan worked for Baxter and two pharmaceutical companies. She also held an adjunct faculty role at Northwestern University teaching a leadership and change course as part of a master's in medical informatics, as well as a leadership and strategy course.
Susan is the author of Master the Matrix: 7 Essentials for Getting Things Done in Complex Organizations and The Cross Functional Influence Playbook. She has a B.A. from Central Michigan University and an M.A. from Indiana University.
Tracy is a senior human resources and talent development executive with more than 30 years of business experience. She currently leads the Center’s full learning portfolio of talent development services including courses and certificate programs, coaching services, and organizational, leadership, and team assessment services. Tracy works directly with client organizations to understand their talent development needs and design solutions leveraging the full scope of talent and thought leadership from the University of Wisconsin faculty and beyond.
Tracy has been an active leader in her profession at both the local and national level. She was one of the first in the nation to earn the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance designation (CPLP) through the National Association for Talent Development (ATD), and served on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin chapter of ATD including a role as President. She has been recognized for her leadership of an award winning learning function earning a national ATD BEST award honoring organizations demonstrating enterprise-wide success as a result of using talent development as a strategic business tool. Tracy was also twice featured in Training & Development magazine and serves as a national speaker sharing insights and best practices at learning and leadership development conferences.
In addition to her leadership at UW Center for Professional & Executive Development, Tracy serves as adjunct faculty in the MBA Strategic Human Resources Management program for Wisconsin School of Business and is currently Vice President of Community Outreach on the Executive Board of Directors for the Greater Madison Society of Human Resources Management.
Vallabh “Samba” Sambamurthy
Dr. Vallabh “Samba” Sambamurthy is the Albert O. Nicholas Dean of the Wisconsin School of Business, a position he has held since 2019. Sambamurthy is a leading expert on how businesses compete in the digital economy. His work has been featured in leading academic journals. Several Fortune 500 firms have engaged him as a consultant.
Working with executive clients and academic colleagues in China, Taiwan, Singapore, India, and Hong Kong, Sambamurthy has focused on digital business transformations, strategic alignment, governance, and innovation. He has co-authored several books on digital transformation. He has served on the editorial boards of premier academic journals, including two terms as editor-in-chief of Information Systems Research and leadership roles in professional associations.
Sambamurthy has garnered several recognitions for contributions to teaching, research, outreach, and mentoring. The Association of Information Systems honored him with the LEO Lifetime Achievement award. He was selected as a distinguished fellow of the Information Systems Society at INFORMS, and he received the William Beal Distinguished Faculty Award—the highest honor accorded by Michigan State University.
Sambamurthy received his PhD from the University of Minnesota, his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, and his B.E. from the National Institute of Technology (Tiruchirappalli, India).