Lead the world to a healthier future
This flagship 10-month Executive Programme is planned to launch in September 2017, and will combine three one-week residential components with inter-residential phases providing Executive Programme Fellows (participants) with Executive Coaching and health-topic expert mentorship tailored to individual needs.
A key element will be hearing directly from successful health leaders who will share with Fellows case studies of how they ‘made the difference’ and brought about change in activities which impacted population health on a large scale. They will speak candidly about the challenges they faced - the politics, the expertise and the personal - and what, with reflection, they would want to tackle differently in retrospect.
We have world class partners in the UK, Geneva and South Africa, to ensure the highest level quality during Residential Weeks, which will focus on three distinct agendas:
- ensuring health issues are high on national political agendas (London residential week in conjunction with the Royal Institute for International Affairs, Chatham House)
- engaging world players and operating on the global stage (Geneva residential week with the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute)
- successful implementation and delivery through systems leadership (Cape Town residential week in conjunction with the Health Policy and Systems Division, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, the University of Cape Town).
During the inter-residential phases, Fellows will benefit from bespoke services to support their leadership initiatives while they continue in their working role. We will offer individually crafted programmes for each Fellow, designed with input from the Fellows’ Leadership Coach (offering one-to-one Executive Coaching) and LSHTM health topic Mentorship.
We thank the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for their contribution to the Programme, ensuring a global representation of health leaders participating as Fellows.
Aims & Objectives
What is the key aim?
The aim of the Executive Programme – reflecting the School’s mission to improve health and health equity worldwide – is to develop a cadre of passionate, effective leaders who, in supporting each other and being supported by the School, will together have a significant impact on health globally.
Its focus is on the particular strategic leadership skills required in the political and organisational contexts faced by leaders in health.
What are the learning objectives?
- Improved skills in negotiation and diplomacy in multi-sector contexts; increased ability to influence and empower others
- Improved skills in formulating, articulating and making progress towards a viable strategic vision, to support success in ambitious yet attainable goals for health
- Enhanced skills in powerful communication, working through different media platforms and frameworks to get important messages heard across a range of agencies, fora and cultures
- Learning with, and from, health leaders from around the world, enhancing personal and professional global networks.
- Enhanced practice in leadership, to ensure successful cross-sector engagement and delivery of health priorities.
How are the Executive Programme Fellows assessed?
Although traditional assessments will not form part of the Executive Programme, structured activities will energise and enable learning about oneself, opportunities and leadership. Fellows will complete the programme by engaging in all its elements, receiving a Certificate of Completion.
- Join a Fellowship of like-minded leaders
- You will benefit from access to our on-line events and programmes
- Membership of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine alumni network of more than 20,000 alumni in over 180 countries
- On completion of our Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership, Executive Programme Fellows will be provided with lifelong membership to a prestigious global network of health leaders
- You will have priority membership to our suite of bespoke Expert Consultancy Services for health and leadership.
When and where does the Executive Programme take place?
The Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership will provide a challenging and exciting 10-month programme running from September to June, inclusive.
For Cohort One, 2017 to 2018, residential weeks will be in:
- London, England (Sunday 24th to Friday 29th Sept 2017) in conjunction with the Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
- Geneva, Switzerland (Sunday 18th to Friday 23rd March 2018) in conjunction with The Global Health Centre, The Graduate Institute
- Cape Town, South Africa (Sunday 17th to Friday 22nd June 2018) in conjunction with the Health Policy and Systems Division, University of Cape Town
The Inter-Residential Programme runs between these dates, with:
- Phase One – Sept 2017 to March 2018
- Phase Two – March 2018 to June 2018
These are designed to bring you together, in a sharing environment free from distractions, with global health leaders and talented peers, to refresh your mind and enrich your strengths through workshops to enhance your:
- Leadership Skills in negotiation and diplomacy, enabling Fellows to influence and empower others across sectors, to impact the health and well-being of populations
- Strategic vision to work towards ambitious yet sustainable goals
- Powerful communication working through different media platforms and frameworks to get important messages heard across a range of agencies, fora and cultures
In the inter-residential phases, you will benefit from bespoke services to support your leadership initiatives. We will offer an individually crafted programme for each participant, designed with your Leadership Coach, and your LSHTM health topic Mentor, and facilitated by your programme design specialist.
This will include:
- Regular package of information on health topics (emerging expert comment, latest research papers, news on international events, etc)
- Mentorship from expert Faculty at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to promote evidence-based policy and decision-making
- Executive Coaching
- Stimulating events and activities to challenge your thinking, strengthen your networks and enhance your leadership practice
Faculty & Contributors
Successful health leaders will share with Executive Programme Fellows the story of how they made a difference in activities which impacted population health on a large, at times global, scale. Listen to them speak candidly about the challenges they met - the politics, the expertise and the personal - and what, with reflection, they would want to tackle differently. For example:
Professor Baron Peter Piot
Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a Professor of Global Health. Chair of the MRC Global Health Group and a member of the MRC Strategy Board. He is a member of the Board of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund in Tokyo, Chair of the King Baudouin Foundation US and a member of the Oxford Martin Commission on Future Generations. See full profile.
“Today we face continued threats – pandemics, antimicrobial resistance, and a rising tide of chronic diseases. We urgently need strong and dynamic leadership in global health. From founding UNAIDS through to the recent Ebola and Zika outbreaks, I have personally felt the absence of an experience-based course in strategic leadership. I am delighted that the School will be launching the Executive Programme to meet this urgent need for strategic leadership education, to develop specific high level capabilities among senior practitioners, and to build professional networks based on respect, trust and common purpose.
Professor Dame Sally Davies
Chief Medical Officer for England. See full profile.
"The challenges we face in health can only be met by intelligent, co-ordinated responses informed by applied research that builds the evidence base for effective health practice focused on public need. Even this will amount to little without the leadership capable of seeing it to fruition. I commend this new Executive Programme that will offer great opportunities for leadership development and the forging of valuable links with fellow participants around the world. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's rich history and experience across a wide range of health areas, and with considerable expertise in advising on implementation in real life settings of interventions, service and system reforms, makes them uniquely qualified to offer such a programme."
Expert Faculty will support you through the Executive Programme.
Dr Claire Bayntun
Programme Director for Executive Global Health Leadership, Public Health Clinical Specialist and Assistant Professor in Global Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. See full profile.
Professor Nick Drager
Professor of Public Policy and Global Health Diplomacy at McGill University. Adjunct Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa. Senior Fellow, Global Health Programme, The Graduate Institute, Geneva and Honorary Professor, Global Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. See full profile.
"The Executive Programme will provide the opportunity to learn from and interact with leaders who have made a difference in Global Health. The programme will support the development of the essential skills of successful leadership to create impact that leads to better population health outcomes."
Professor Lucy Gilson
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University of Cape Town, co-research Director of the Resilient and Responsive Health Systems consortium (RESYST). See full profile.
"This Executive Leadership programme will provide unique opportunities for those holding health leadership positions in different parts of the world to learn from each other. The final week in Cape Town will provide a specific opportunity for Executive Programme Fellows to strengthen their ability to implement new policies and programmes through active systems leadership."
Professor David Heymann
Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House in London and Chairman of Public Health England. See full profile.
“As we work together to strengthen national and international health systems, we also need to develop our own capacities as leaders operating in a fast-moving political and epidemiological environment. This new Executive Programme at the School, in partnership with the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, will enable leaders in health to develop critical knowledge, and forge valuable links with fellow participants around the world.”
Professor Valerie Iles
Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Visiting Professor at Bucks New University; Director of ReallyLearning.com. See full profile.
Professor Ilona Kickbusch
Director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Senior advisor to the Regional Directors of the WHO Regional Offices for Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. See full profile.
"Strategic leadership today requires not only an understanding of health systems but also of different political contexts. Diplomatic skills are needed to govern a complex global health arena in which health is intertwined with other sectors. The Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is delighted to host the second week of the LSHTM's Executive Programme on Global Health Leadership. Geneva as a 'global health capital' will allow the participants to connect with practitioners from around the world in international health institutions and to learn skills useful for negotiation and diplomacy."
Associate Professor in Health Policy, Faculty of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. See full profile.
Dr Maylene Shun
Senior Lecturer in Health Policy and Systems at the University of Cape Town. See full profile.
Professor Richard Smith
Professor of Health Systems Economics and Dean of the Public Health and Policy Faculty at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. See full profile.
"Our rich programme carefully balances stimulation, challenge and reflection with innovation, expertise and social activities."
Dr Michaela Told
Executive Director, Global Health Centre at The Graduate Institute, Geneva. See full profile.
Four world-leading institutions, one world class programme.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The School is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. It is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK. The School has an international reputation addressing contemporary and future critical health challenges.
The Centre on Global Health Security, The Royal Institute for International Affairs, Chatham House
The Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House is working in partnership to host The London Residential Week. The Centre examines key global health challenges and how they manifest themselves as foreign policy and international affairs problems.
Global Health Centre, The Graduate Institute Geneva
The Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies offers Executive Education, research and higher education dedicated to the study of world affairs, with a particular emphasis on the cross-cutting fields of international relations and development issues.
Health Policy and Systems Division, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town is Africa’s top research-led university. It is home to a large number of world-ranked researchers, and is renowned for its teaching and learning excellence, as well as for its commitment to engaging with society’s challenges through research and active citizenship.
Fees & Funding
What are the fees?
The fees are £29,000 for the 10-month programme, which includes three intensive residential weeks in London, Geneva and Cape Town. This fee includes health expert mentorship and Executive Coaching over the ten months, as well as accommodation, meals, and transport within the residential weeks, and includes all educational materials. Payment is to be made in full by 17 July 2017.
Travel arrangements (flights/transfers/visa/travel insurance/vaccination costs) to and from the Residential Weeks in London, Geneva and Cape Town are the responsibility of the Fellow, and are not included in the fees. We urge potential participants to explore total costs before applying to the programme.
Are there any scholarships?
Unfortunately, scholarships are not currently available.
What is the policy for refunds and cancellations?
We recommend that applicants do not purchase non-refundable airline ticket(s) until they have received confirmation of a place on the Executive Programme. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is not able to help with losses due to cancellation of flights, delays with visas or insurance, or any other personal costs incurred by registrants.
The School cannot provide refunds of fees should an applicant need to withdraw from the Programme after the fee deadline date. Payment cannot be deferred to other intakes. Should the Programme not go ahead for any reason, a full reimbursement of any payments made for the Programme will be provided.
The School may cancel courses two weeks before the first day of the course if numbers prove insufficient. In those circumstances, course fees will be refunded. The School cannot accept responsibility for accommodation, travel and other losses incurred as a result of the course being cancelled.
How to Apply
What is the application procedure?
Please complete an online application, which will include a request for you to upload your
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement (one page)
- Letter of Recommendation from a senior individual in your place of work, on your institutional headed paper.
Once the on-line application is complete, and in meeting the eligibility criteria, the Executive Programme team will contact you directly.
Following that, we will notify applicants about their admittance as a Fellow on the Executive Programme within a month.
All application information will be managed confidentially.
Who is eligible to apply?
The Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership is designed for emerging, and established, health leaders. We will be recruiting individuals who can demonstrate leadership roles in their work. These individuals may be aspiring, or transitioning, to significant leadership positions where they will impact the health of populations.
Executive Programme Fellows are likely to be working in Ministries of Health, NGOs, and other organisations tackling current and future health challenges on the national, regional or global scale. The aim is to develop a cadre of passionate, effective leaders who, in supporting each other and being supported and challenged by the School, will together have a significant impact on health across the globe.
The Programme will be delivered in English, and thus excellent English language, written and spoken, is required.