Oxford Healthcare Leadership Programme

Navigate complexity to drive change

Start dates:


  • 6 days on-campus

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Oxford


  • £8,500 plus accommodation (£700)

About the programme

Interpret the complex global healthcare environment and harness the paradoxical forces within it to effect change.

This programme is designed to help clinical leaders and healthcare executives navigate and influence across a sector characterised by multiple funding models, continual service redesign, technological change, and increasing public and political scrutiny.

It brings together our cutting-edge research in leadership, strategy and change but also insights from expert practitioners and other academics from across the University of Oxford. 

The programme has been designed as an intensive, in-person experience including workshops, facilitated discussions, clinics and small-group work. Working as part of a diverse and experienced cohort, you will gain new insights and hone your learning into focused, actionable plans.

Oxford Healthcare Leadership Programme


To you

  • Enhanced leadership skills and confidence
  • Awareness of different ways of addressing critical healthcare challenges
  • Knowledge and frameworks to make better strategic decisions
  • A network of peers in diverse organisations and healthcare systems around the world
  • Lifetime membership of the Oxford Business Alumni Network

To your organisation

  • Your new thinking, enthusiasm and detailed plan for change
  • Insights from research and exposure to models and cases from different healthcare systems
  • Your skills to collaborate and influence across the system
  • Opportunities to connect further with an international network of healthcare organisations

Programme outline

Full-time study over six days, including evening speakers and dinners

Before the programme

You will have access to pre-recorded material designed challenge your perception of Healthcare Leadership and encourage critical thinking.

Understanding the environment

Examining healthcare megatrends, including healthcare economics and business model disruption, technological disruption.

Discerning effective strategy

Effective strategy formation; strategy in a time of disruption; forming a digital strategy.

Driving innovation

Leading in systems; redesigning with a safety and quality lens; creating and embedding an innovation culture.

Increasing performance

Leading solutions; creating a high-performance arc in a healthcare setting, addressing underperformance and holding critical conversations.

Enhancing your leadership style

Self-development and renewal, maintaining your internal compass, negotiation.

Our aim in creating this programme was to provide a forum in which healthcare leaders could examine the challenges and contradictions inherent in their roles and organisations and use those insights to drive transformational change.

Mark O’Brien

Programme Director, Associate Fellow

Meet the faculty

Financial Times rankings 2023

The global FT Executive Education 2023 rankings placed our open executive education programmes first in the UK and fifth in the world.

Overall, our executive education programmes, which combine both custom and open, rank second in the UK.



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