Executive Education Program

Training Physician Leaders to Advance a More Just Workplace

Provided in collaboration with the Massachusetts Medical Society

March 2-5, 2023: Participants click here for archived course materials

The Training Physician Leaders to Advance a More Just Workplace Executive Education program developed by the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University will pair traditional coursework designed to train physicians to be leaders, or to advance their current leadership skills, with sessions that look at the impact of racial and gender-based bias and inequity within health care organizations with the goal of providing a tailored learning experience for participants to return to the workplace with a better understanding and a more robust toolkit to lead positive change. After participating in this activity, physicians should be able to:
  • Establish themselves as a confident, effective leader in their health care organization,
  • Manage the power dynamic and culture within their organization,
  • Develop strategies to lead their organization through rapid change and uncertainty,
  • Address challenging issues such as implicit or explicit bias, difficult conversations, and workplace conflicts utilizing communication and negotiation skills,
  • Promote the value of health equity and diversity in the health care work force to improve patient care,
  • Identify and connect with mentors to empower their professional development, and
  • Cultivate and leverage a community of colleagues to provide support and networking opportunities.