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About the Program

The purpose of the Masters Series Leadership Program is to develop the leadership competencies necessary to successfully lead our #1 hospital through the many changes occuring in the health care environment. The target audience is mid-level managers with programmatic responsibilities.

Change Management serves as the foundation for this five-day program. Participants learn through a combination of assessment, discussion, skill practice, practical application and sharing ideas  with one another.   Topics include:

  • Change Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Decision Making
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Finance
  • Innovation
  • Systems Thinking
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Participants, also, identify a project on which to focus throughout the program. Each participant leaves the program with a preliminary business case for their project.

Participants describe this program as "challenging, demanding, fun and rewarding."

Target Audience:  faculty and administrative managers

Recommended Criteria:

  • Three or more years management experience inside or outside the organization and one year after completing UMHS Foundations for Successful Leadership training.  This requirement will ensure that the participants are working from the same foundation of supervisory knowledge and will have had the opportunity to apply the learning from Foundations.

Responsibility: currently in a management role overseeing a business unit or program with three or more staff members.

  • Immediate supervisory support required.

Past Graduates: Click here

Candidate Selection Process

  • Candidates for the Masters Series Leadership Program are nominated by any member of senior leadership. Please Note:  This process has been halted at this time until further notice.
    • Name of nominator
    • Name of nominee
    • Title and Department (of nominee)
    • Name of nominee's manager
    • Brief description of why the program would be appropriate for the nominee
  • UMHS HR initiates a review process of all nominees. Typically the sessions are held twice a year with 15-20 participants in each session. 
  • UMHS HR notifies the nominees who have been selected with dates of the upcoming sessions. 

    In the case that the nominee is deemed ineligbile, HR will respond appropriately.

 Information for Attendees

Upcoming Sessions 

2017 & 2018:

PLEASE NOTE:  The Masters Program is currently on hold for 2017 & 2018, and we're not accepting any new nominations at this time.  No further details are available until further notice.  Thank you. 


One-week prior to the beginning of the session, participants are required to have completed the following assignments:

For detailed instruction on each assignment, click on each link

HR will send out the required pre-work information approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the session. Pre-work must be completed one-week prior to Day 1 of your session.