Healthcare Leadership

Healthcare Leadership


The challenges of delivering quality healthcare are more acute in today’s world. At Carroll College, we believe leadership is the key to overcoming the challenges faced by the healthcare industry . Leadership in this dynamic and critical industry requires new approaches to meet the challenges of ethical transformative and productive outcomes.

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About the Program

The Carroll College Healthcare Leadership Certificate (HLC) is designed to teach management and leadership skills to healthcare professionals. Leaders will increase their effectiveness in leading healthcare organizations with the latest management techniques, theory and practice in the healthcare context. The HLC provides the latest critical skills to new and existing healthcare managers for the demands of a changing and growing healthcare field, allowing them to lead healthcare organizations to success.

This program is ideal for healthcare professionals new to management and for those experienced managers eager to learn the newest theories and practice. It also provides the opportunity to network and engage with other healthcare leaders and to learn from each other, as well as from a dynamic team of instructors. If you are a healthcare professional interested in developing your leadership and management skills, this program is for you.

Carroll College’s certificate in Healthcare Leadership provides a great opportunity for leaders in our field to come together and learn not only from experts, but each other; and in areas where we might not normally get exposure in our day-to-day jobs. The certificate is geared towards the working professional – consisting of “pre-work” and then a monthly full day seminar dedicated to a topic. In the seminar, there are variety of ways the speaker keeps us engaged, with open discussion among the participants and in breakout sessions. It is the best virtual learning I have participated in a long time. I cannot recommend this program enough for leaders in the healthcare industry to expand their knowledge of this complex and growing field. The connections and collaborations I have made through this program will go far beyond the time I spent on the certificate.

Zia Clark Blue Cross Blue Shield MT Financial Strategist and Planning Consultant

Effective Learning for Today’s Virtual World

At Carroll College, we have developed an innovative approach to learning in these difficult times. The program features a 3-step hybrid approach to accommodate current social conditions and allow greater access to distant participants:

  1. Learning-on-Demand to allow self-paced preparation lectures and content.
  2. Learning Live to enable discussion, engagement and interaction among participants and instructors.
  3. Learning Assurance: Self-assessment tools to assure learning and practical understanding.

The program is delivered from Oct to Apr 2021 with nine key modules paced at three week intervals. Learning on-Demand content is available weeks prior to the Learning Live sessions and learning assessment tools can be accessed any time after module delivery, and made available until the course ends.

Program concepts will be taught through lectures, case studies, simulations and small-team discussions. You'll have an opportunity to interact directly with the faculty, healthcare leaders, field experts and one another through this course. The instructors are leaders in healthcare practice and management, and academics with deep knowledge and experience of management topics in healthcare.

9 Key Course Modules

  • Modules 1 and 2: Managing in the Healthcare Organization
  • Module 3: Leadership Skills for the Healthcare Professional
  • Module 4: Healthcare Finance & Accounting
  • Module 5: Healthcare Policy, Insurance & Regulatory Environment
  • Module 6: Managing Quality Healthcare Outcomes
  • Module 7: Managing Information Systems and Understanding Epidemiology
  • Module 8: Managing Legal, Compliance, Risks and Human Resources
  • Module 9: Leading Healthcare Ethics in our Time

World-Class Instructors Knowledgeable in Healthcare

The program design is developed and delivered by world-class Carroll College faculty and industry professionals practiced in healthcare leadership and delivery. You will learn from academics knowledgeable in healthcare business, economics, and policy, and from healthcare practitioners and leaders with current industry knowledge. Their stories and topics of facilitation are available here.

Key Community Partnerships

The Healthcare Leadership Certificate is a success due to outstanding participants and faculty, and key community partnerships. Organizations such as St Peter’s Health and Shodair Hospital provided participants and practiced instructors, assuring practical engagement alongside Carroll’s experienced academic faculty.  Additionally, the American College of Healthcare Executives has helped define the knowledge areas in the curriculum. Many thanks to Dr Adel F. Dimian, Associate Professor of Management, and to Wade Johnson, CEO of St. Peter’s Health for their incredible work and efforts to make this certificate a possibility.

Credits & Costs

Completion of the Carroll College Healthcare Leadership Certificate awards the participant 15 continuing education units.  Certificate and CEU’s are awarded upon completion of online assessments and participation in the Learning Live sessions.

The total cost for the program is $4200. All course material is included.

Join us and grow your leadership skills

The Carroll College Health Care Leadership Certificate Program gives you access to the people, content, tools and frameworks that enable you to grow in your leadership and management skills.

To learn more about the program, contact Dr. Adel F. Dimian at or 715-690-7798.

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