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Feb 2014


Harvard School of Public Health 677 Huntington Ave. Boston , Massachusetts 02115
Tel: (617) 432-2100
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Health Care Project Management: The Intersection of Strategy, People, and Process


This program provides participants with both the project management skills needed to improve the performance of health care delivery organizations and the people management skills necessary to create an effective project management environment. The program weaves together the topics of creating and managing teams, delegation, motivation, conflict resolution, and negotiation into the technical approach to project management so that they work together to generate maximum results.

Who Should Participate:

Clinical and non-clinical professionals in health care delivery organizations who are tasked with managing projects and project teams will learn the technical processes behind project management, strategies and tactics for managing project teams, and the skills needed to communicate effectively with project members and stakeholders. Project management skills represent the intersection between solid planning, efficient implementation, effective measurement, and sustainability.

This program is designed for clinical and non-clinical professionals in health care delivery organizations who are tasked with managing projects and project teams.

Expected participant roles include:

  • Clinical and Non-clinical Administrators
  • Community Affairs Managers
  • Human Resources and Workforce Development Professionals
  • Nurses and Nursing Leaders
  • Physicians and Physician Leaders
  • Clinical Division Chiefs
  • Laboratory Managers
  • Health Information Technology Managers and Administrators
  • Quality Managers
  • Regulatory Managers

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain experience with the steps involved in the project management process and adapt the stages to address the nuances within a variety of health care settings
  • Explore the interplay between project management and process improvement strategies such as LEAN, Focus PDSA and QI efforts through the lens of data collection and analysis
  • Learn and practice strategies to navigate the interpersonal dynamics that emerge between and among the roles of clinical and administrative leaders/staff. Specific focus will be on managing conflict and successful negotiation as it pertains to the project management arena
  • Identify and examine presentation styles and methods that maximize communication among audiences with a stake in project outcomes
  • Examine the role of change on successful project outcomes and your ability to act as a lever for change within your organization
  • Benefit from expert faculty with post program coaching that continues your project’s forward progress





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