Healthcare Leadership Development

Prepare Your Healthcare Leadership Team for the Future

Create cohesive, high-performing teams with scalable programs for leadership in healthcare.

To be a top healthcare organization means delivering high-quality, cost-efficient care and services. Realizing that objective is becoming increasingly difficult under traditional healthcare models — even for the most organized and experienced teams. The industry has increased its focus on strengthening leadership in healthcare as evolving care models and innovative solutions create opportunities like never before.

How? By transforming skills that move talented clinicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare and life sciences professionals beyond dated models, communication barriers, and organizational silos.

With decades of experience transforming healthcare leaders and companies, we can help you shift toward a more collaborative model, one that brings top talent and senior leadership together to find creative solutions to today’s most complex challenges. Our healthcare leadership development solutions are designed to provide maximum learning and growth for your leaders at the individual, team, and organizational levels.

Transform challenges into opportunities for breakthrough performance and competitive advantage with our comprehensive portfolio of solutions for building more effective leadership in healthcare and in population health.

Best-in-Class Leadership in Healthcare, Based on a Collaborative Approach

Leverage the power of cross-disciplinary collaboration to help your leadership teams span departments, disciplines, and even geographic locations.

Use our scalable healthcare leadership development models to prepare your organization for the challenges created by adoption of new technologies, shortages, turnover, policy and payer reform, and more.

From company executives and senior leaders to clinicians, pharmacists, and patient care teams, we develop more effective leaders in a research-backed, collaborative training environment.

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Helping Top Providers Accelerate in Healthcare Leadership

We Can Help Accelerate Your Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Leadership Development

With 5 decades of experience strengthening leadership in the pharmaceutical industry in healthcare organizations – health systems, pharmaceutical firms, medical device makers, biomedical research organizations, and more – we take a system-wide approach to delivering cost-effective programs that are designed to bring out the best in your people.

We understand the importance of profitability and competition and can help you focus your healthcare leadership development investments on the skills most relevant to achieving critical business metrics.

Let us partner with you for healthcare leadership development solutions to build team collaboration and help your people lead with intention. We’re with you every step of the way, always keeping the employee experience front and center.

Choose the Right Healthcare Leadership Development Solution for Your Organization

Collaborate with our experienced team of industry experts to build a leadership in healthcare program from the ground up.

  • Customize an evidence-based solution to meet your organization’s needs at all levels of the organization and for your unique context and culture
  • Prioritize and solve immediate and long-term goals with a custom healthcare leadership plan
  • Learn to leverage your talent as a competitive advantage to solve any challenge or disruption at your organization

Our experts draw from extensive experience, rigorous research into leadership analytics, and their own hands-on practice, to create measurable and high-impact healthcare and pharmacy leadership programs. 

  • Take advantage of the latest research and evaluation expertise in healthcare
  • Experience the power of the world’s largest 360-degree assessment database for healthcare professionals

Our standalone leadership development tools and training materials maximize impact in healthcare leadership development through work-based assignments, team facilitation, coaching, and senior-level support.

  • Increase the scale and impact of your in-house development offerings
  • Leverage your existing internal facilitators and talent to deliver our research-based content
  • Develop a common leadership language across your organization and see long-term results

What Our Healthcare Clients Are Saying

For 50 years, we’ve helped develop more effective leadership in the pharmaceutical industry and in healthcare organizations, partnering with widely-recognized healthcare providers to achieve transformational change, organization-wide.

Our work includes development initiatives and organizational interventions for health systems; pharmaceutical and medical device companies; corporate health-related organizations; and healthcare research groups — as well as nonprofit public health and population health organizations.

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Duke University School of Nursing
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“The bottom line that it came to is being able to help develop our leaders in the organization. Understanding that the way to do that is not just through the classroom, but in supporting them outside the classroom. And one of those ways is in a formal coaching relationship.”

HR Leader & Coach
Major U.S.-Based Healthcare System

Making Coaching a Positive Development Opportunity

“Through our partnership with CCL, we have created a critical mass of leaders who are connected, collaborative, and committed to our mission. We are working in more system-focused ways and leveraging our strengths in ways we never anticipated.”

Jon Abeles 
Senior Vice President, Talent Management & Diversity
Mercy Health

Health System Creates Academy to Change Culture & Strengthen Leadership

“I’ve been struggling with oppressive work demands, and this was exactly what I needed. It will be life changing for me to continue to receive this coaching for the next month as I navigate many leadership challenges with elected officials, the media, and a multitude of stakeholders – not to mention the important work of supporting our own public health response team.”

Debbie Swanson, MS, RN
Director of Public Health
Grand Forks, ND

Coaches From CCL Volunteer 1,400 Hours of Virtual Coaching for Nurses During Pandemic, Increasing Resilience and Leadership Skills

“As a large regional healthcare system, we face new challenges every day. Working with CCL has helped us fortify a strong leadership team by providing the leadership tools to perform our jobs more effectively. As a result, we’re more agile in dealing with tough challenges like patient satisfaction and other operational issues. That makes a real impact on our bottom line!”

William Pryor
Cape Fear Valley Health

Cape Fear Valley Health Increases Collaboration and Efficiency

“Physician engagement and leadership quotient allows Cone to better serve the community and promote positive health outcomes. Since the PLA has been in place, engagement among our physicians has grown.”

Mary Jo Cagle, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Cone Health
PLA Graduate

Healthcare Transformation Through Physician Leadership

Impact of Our Healthcare Leadership Development Solutions

What participants said about partnering with us to strengthen leadership in healthcare organizations:

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Let’s Talk About What Leadership in Healthcare Looks Like for You

We’re here to help. Prioritize your most valuable asset at your organization — your people — by partnering with us for a customized healthcare leadership development solution. Get in touch with us about your needs.

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Leadership in Healthcare: Research & Resources

Frequently Asked Questions About Leadership In Healthcare

As new care models and innovative industry solutions emerge, increased focus has been placed on preparing leaders in healthcare so they’re ready to take on future challenges. To strengthen healthcare leaders, your organization can partner with a leadership development provider like the Center for Creative Leadership to build their skills, moving them beyond dated models and breaking down communication barriers and organizational silos. The most effective healthcare leadership development programs leverage cross-disciplinary collaboration and utilize a system-wide approach that helps individuals more effectively span boundaries across departments, disciplines, and even physical locations. 

Leadership development in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries is important because it prepares individuals and organizations to take on the unique challenges that are created by new technologies, shortages, turnover, policies, and payer reform. It  also helps build individual collaboration, communication, and boundary-spanning skills, ultimately improving patient care, outcomes, and satisfaction.

Our top-ranked, research-backed leadership in healthcare programs are effective at developing healthcare leaders at all levels — from company executives and senior leaders to clinicians, pharmacists, researchers, physicians, and patient care teams. Each solution is highly collaborative and tailored to address your organization’s unique context, culture, and challenges. 

If you’re looking for a tailored healthcare leadership development program, we recommend partnering with us to co-create a customized leadership in healthcare solution which allows your organization to collaborate with our experienced healthcare leadership development experts to build a solution for your team from the ground up. For  more scalable, turnkey solutions, explore our proven leadership tools and training materials, which enable you to leverage our world-class research to hold internal trainings that can be combined with work-based assignments, team facilitation, candid coaching, and senior-level support.

More questions? Our experts are here to help. Let’s have a conversation!

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