Healthcare Leadership

Program Overview

The Certificate in Healthcare Leadership, developed in partnership with Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE, part of Duke University), empowers leaders with the mindset, skills, and confidence to lead in a manner that is authentic to who they are.

Designed for healthcare professionals seeking to lead in an effective way, this program teaches leaders to evaluate themselves, improve communication, build relationships, and motivate others. Using a framework developed in collaboration with industry experts and world-leading instructors, students will learn to identify techniques and leverage opportunities to increase influence across a matrixed organization. Through this online certificate, learners will build their leadership style and confidence to elevate performance and maximize impact.


industry leaders from a range of healthcare backgrounds are involved in the development of this certificate program


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Program Outline

Designed for working healthcare professionals, this certificate offers practical examples and evidence-based content that can be applied in a structured and methodical way to quickly move from insight to action. Guided by skilled facilitators and supported by peers, learners will build a framework and gain confidence in their leadership proficiency.

The Certificate in Healthcare Leadership focuses on all leadership functions. It is split into the following three pillars.

Module 1: Leading Self

  • Unit 1: Becoming an Authentic Leader
  • Unit 2: Increasing Energy, Effectiveness, and Impact
  • Unit 3: Improving Communications and Building Relationships

Module 2: Leading Others

  • Unit 4: Motivating and Coaching Others
  • Unit 5: Aligning People and Work
  • Unit 6: Addressing Performance Issues
  • Unit 7: Elevating Team Effectiveness

Module 3: Leading Organizations

  • Unit 8: Implementing Strategic Plans
  • Unit 9: Managing the Finances
  • Unit 10: When Change Happens
  • Unit 11: Positioning for the Future: Communication and Influence
  • Unit 12: Reflecting and Planning for Continuous Improvement
  • Increase self-awareness of personal preferences and styles and how to align with messages, habits and behaviors that project an authentic and effective leadership identity.
  • Learn the value of strong relationships and networks and how to build them through communication and collaboration that increase trust and understanding.
  • Support and enhance the performance of others by defining clear goals and priorities, and employing key leadership levers such as motivation, coaching, delegation and feedback.
  • Align with the overall operations of the organization by understanding, translating and implementing strategic and financial plans at the team level and identifying ways to positively contribute to business performance.
  • Develop leadership techniques to increase their level of influence and guide both the process of change and people transitions as healthcare continues to evolve.

The Healthcare Leadership certificate is designed for:

  • Aspiring or entry-level leaders working across diverse healthcare disciplines such as pharmacy, radiology, occupational therapy, etc.
  • Experienced managers or directors who want to elevate their existing skills and learn more about emerging leadership trends

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About Duke CE

Part of Duke University, Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) is the premier global provider of leadership solutions in context. They deliver leadership development to the global 1000 organizations and governments around the world to get their leaders and their business ready for what’s next.

The Financial Times has ranked Duke Corporate Education the top custom provider of executive education headquartered in the US for two decades.

Exceptional Learning Experience

Our Content

  • Dynamic, engaging video content
  • Interactive lessons with practical, hands-on exercises
  • Collaborative discussions
  • Job aids and takeaways for continuous reference
  • Networking opportunities

What You Will Earn

  • A Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from Duke CE
  • Digital Badges and 24 Continuing Education Credits from AKH. Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

The Certificate in Healthcare Leadership was developed for new leaders looking for career progression into a managerial role and/or experienced leaders looking to refine their leadership abilities.

The program addresses key challenges leaders face in a rapidly changing healthcare environment including Leading Self, Leading Others, and Leading Organizations. The program creates a rich experience and provides leaders with the mindset, skills, and confidence to lead in a manner that is authentic to who they are and that meets the key challenges ahead.

The program is designed to be completed in 3 months with approximately 4-6 hours per week of study time.

Yes. plan on spending 4-6 hours per week working on the program, but feel free to spend more time at your discretion.

No, the program does not carry academic credits. You can, however, earn up to 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) — provided by our accredited provider of nursing continuing education, Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, AKH inc. — upon successful completion of the course. After submitting the End of Course Survey, our accredited provider of continuing education, AKH Inc., will provide a completion certificate for each of the four units.

Yes. Once you graduate, a certificate is provided by Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE). Duke CE is part of Duke University and is the premier global provider of leadership solutions in context. Please see the sample certificate above in the section “What You Will Earn”.

No, all coursework is 100% online. Everything can be completed from the comfort of your own home, office, and on various devices including your mobile device.

At this time, the program is offered as a complete package which includes all three modules. It may be determined at a later date to offer the modules on an individual basis or package the modules to your choosing. If you are interested in learning more about future options, please contact us at

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