The UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program is a management and leadership development program exclusively for executive directors and leaders of health centers and of other community-based health care organizations.
The program provides an intensive eleven days of managementand leadership development at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, California. Participants engage in a rigorous but relevant curriculum that provides the requisite skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully manage and lead their organizations in a changed world for healthcare delivery. The program has graduated over 600 participants since its inception in 2002.
Cost and Logistics
In 2013, we will offer the Health Care Executive Program from July 7-17, 2013. Deadline to apply to the program is May 15, 2013. Applications received after that date will be considered on a space-available basis.
Selection is based on the quality of applications submitted to UCLA. Final acceptance decisions are made by UCLA, which assures that each class is representative of community-based health care organizations nationwide in terms of geographic location, urban/rural mix, size and other demographic factors.
Johnson & Johnson is subsidizing the majority of the program costs (tuition, training materials, lodging and meals) for both the participant and their co-participant. Participants are responsible for a registration fee of $3,500. Participants and co-participants are responsible for their travel expenses to and from Los Angeles. Participants and co-participants are housed on or near campus during the program. All classes and workshops take place at the UCLA Anderson School of Management on the beautiful UCLA campus. Special events are held in various locations around Los Angeles. For more information about the application process, click here.
Special Program Feature: The Community Healthcare Improvement Project (CHIP)
The Community Healthcare Improvement Project (CHIP) is the practical application or experiential component of the program, allowing the participants to immediately translate the UCLA program curriculum to improve performance at their own organizations. Participants routinely meet in learning groups to discuss and complete the CHIP workbook. The CHIP provides a process for conducting environmental analysis, identifying critical issues and/or key problems, reaffirming mission, formulating goals, objectives, and strategic options. Through a peer-and-faculty consulting process, participants develop the strategic plan to resolve a significant issue or obstacle in their organization.
A fundemental element of the Health Care Executive Program is the involvement of the Board or Community Coalition Chair. During the last 2-1/2 days of the program, board chairs become "co-participants" as they collaborate with the executive of their organization to formulate the CHIP. Critical for the success of the CHIP, board chairs work in partnership with the executives to devise an "action plan" in line with their organization's business objectives. The goal is to prepare executives to implement projects of major significance upon returning to their organizations. On the final day of the program, participants present their CHIPs to faculty and to the class. Once implemented, participants may submit their CHIP for the annual CHIP Award, which recognizes the successful implementation of the CHIP as an innovative strategic initiative that enhances community-based health services for the medically underserved. One winner is selected from submitted applications to receive the honor along with a monetary award.
Building Leadership & Management Competencies Required for Successful Adaptation to Healthcare Reform and to the New National AIDS Policy.
HCEP Broad Themes - Leaders Must:
* Assume responsibility for strategy
* Monitor the environment and articulate strategy with it
* Lead across organizational boundaries
* Recognize the increasingly competitive nature of the market
* Be patient centric
* Contain cost
* Overcome resistance to change
* Be accountable for results
Health Care Executive Program Alumni
The learning process does not end with the conclusion of the Health Care Executive Program. Participants will continue to benefit from a community of program alumni that fosters mutual support around common issues and objectives. Networking during and after the program will create and strengthen relationships that will ultimately further the management education and entrepreneurial skills of executive directors and leaders of community-based health care organizations nationwide.The UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program will host a number of special events to encourage communication networks among the participants. These activities will vary from year to year, but have included events such as a welcome reception and dinner, a special dinner near the beach, a barbecue, and "Johnson & Johnson Night," a celebration held on the graduation evening of the program.
Web-based Learning Management System
As a tool for the Health Care Executive Program, a web-based "learning management system" will coordinate the educational process and deliver some of the program content. Such a system serves participants, faculty and administration as an easily accessible information source for online presentations, readings, useful links, and both participant and faculty rosters, among other features.
Health Management Primer
The Health Management Primer is an e-learning site that serves as a precursor/refresher to classroom instruction and discussion. The intent is for this primer to serve as a foundation and/or review for a given content area, which is addressed in more depth during the program. Features include interactive examples, a glossary, and a self-test. Four modules are available: Decision Analysis, Economics, Finance, and Accounting. The primer website is http://www.jandjprograms.org/primer.