New Leadership Academy Health Sciences Fellows Program

The New Leadership Academy Health Sciences Fellows Track, a new track of the New Leadership Academy Fellows Program, seeks to prepare leaders with the knowledge, tools, and courage to meet the challenges associated with highly contested and complex health systems. Unlike traditional leader development programs, NLA Health Sciences Track offers mid-career professionals in the health sciences—clinicians, faculty, administrators, researchers, and staff—a unique approach to leadership development that prepares leaders to adapt and respond to dynamic health sciences academics and healthcare contexts.  

Ways We Support Our Mission 

NLA Health Sciences Track curriculum and learning objectives draw upon traditional leadership theory and contemporary scholarship that investigate the roles of leaders under highly contested and complex conditions, while paying particular attention to the unique environments, systemic structures, and demands professionals in the health sciences navigate. NLA Health Sciences Track Fellows participate in a tailored curriculum, which includes monthly synchronous and asynchronous online learning modules, discussions across cohorts, longitudinal executive coaching, networking with health sciences and higher education professionals, immersive case study experiences, and membership in the larger NLA Alumni community.  

Upon completion, NLA Health Sciences Track Fellows will: 

  • Recognize the challenges inherent in meeting the responsibilities associated with equity, diversity, and inclusion as overarching concerns in U.S. healthcare and health sciences campuses. 
  • Acquire sophistication in re-envisioning values and institutional imperatives that translate into dynamic, focus-driven strategies for organizations focused on the health sciences. 
  • Gain specialized knowledge and tools necessary to provide highly effective leadership within and beyond health sciences, higher education, and academic medicine settings. 
  • Establish networks that promote cross-collaboration and partnerships that interrupt siloed organizational structures. 
  • Develop the communication skills to clearly articulate the value of inclusivity and health equity across various complex organizational settings to make sustainable changes.