Leadership development

Executive networking and leadership development solutions for association leaders, women in leadership, and young executives.

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Support the development of healthcare leaders

We develop programmes and forums to support the development of healthcare leaders. We offer tailored programmes for individual leadership categories, as well as tools for all hospital executives to use to monitor and improve their leadership competencies.


Healthcare management and leadership competencies

In 2023, the IHF developed a future-focused competency model. It will support IHF members to strive for outstanding leadership teams and to advance their services for resilient and sustainable healthcare.

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Healthcare leadership programmes

Young Executive Leaders

In partnership with WittKieffer, selected participants for this annual programme improve their management and leadership skills and learn from experts about the latest innovations in healthcare.

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Women in Leadership Forum

An international community supporting women leaders in healthcare to achieve their highest potential by offering them practical solutions to overcome issues and challenges that women face in the workplace.

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Association Leaders Circle

This exclusive platform provides a unique environment for leaders of hospital and healthcare associations to discuss strategic matters, current challenges and opportunities with peers across the world.

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Healthcare leadership learning programme

The IHF learning programme is designed to support healthcare executives and leaders to excel in the competencies required for future-focused leadership.

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Join our global network – sharing commitment to improve the level, quality, and sustainability of healthcare service delivery.

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IHF at WHO workshop: Fit-for-purpose hospitals

From 31 October to 2 November, the IHF and Geneva Sustainability Centre were among the partners and stakeholders who were...

IHF at WHO SEARO: 76th regional committee meeting

The 76th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia (SEARO) took place from 30 October to 2 November...

IHF at WHO workshop: Caring for those who care

At the WHO headquarters in Geneva on 20 November, the IHF participated in a workshop with key partners and stakeholders,...

Women in Leadership at Congress: Advancing gender equity in healthcare leadership

We were thrilled to welcome over 60 participants from 24 countries to our session at the 46th World Hospital Congress...