About the IHF’s 2015 competency model
In 2015, a consortium of 18 organizations led by the IHF published the IHF Global Healthcare Management Competency Directory 2015. Over the years, this directory became the baseline for various activities led by IHF members and partners.
About the IHF’s 2023 competency model
Healthcare is fast-evolving and undergoing rapid changes, precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of global paradigm shifts, such as climate change. These major shifts in the healthcare landscape create new challenges and opportunities for contemporary leaders of the world’s hospitals of the future. In response, in 2022, the IHF began a project to create a future-oriented leadership competency model for healthcare executives, through international participation and consensus.
Forty-five experts from 30 countries (and with expertise in many more geographical areas) contributed to this research project. The 2023 model is an evolution of the 2015 directory. It is mainly aimed at current and aspiring healthcare executives, and can serve individuals, teams, and organizations. The model will support them by providing a useful leadership lens to their work and mission.
The Global Healthcare Leadership Competency Model 2023 is an extension of the IHF’s vision and mission. It will support members of the IHF and the global healthcare community to strive for outstanding, future-focused leadership to advance their services. Importantly, this is the first model for the healthcare sector that embeds sustainability as a core leadership competency.
Embedding the IHF’s 2023 competency model
In the coming months, the IHF and the Geneva Sustainability Centre will promote the model in their network and integrate the competencies within their programmes. We encourage all IHF members and partners to amplify our message and share this competency model in their networks.