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.


IHF Leadership Model

In 2023, the IHF developed a future-focused competency model for hospital leaders and managers. 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 Kaiser Permanente, 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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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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Special Interest Groups and networks

Our platforms for peer-to-peer collaboration focus on important themes for hospital leaders across the globe. Participation is open to members with relevant experience, professional interests, and commitment to the goals of each group.

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

News and insights

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Crafting the Congress programme: A look behind the scenes

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World Health Day 2024

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Sharing the benefits and building capacity for sustainable healthcare in the US

With a growing body of research demonstrating both cost savings and enhanced employee engagement, leadership interest in environmental sustainability continues...

Geneva Sustainability Centre Activity Report 2023

Reflecting on two years of impact: Geneva Sustainability Centre Annual Report 2023 As the Geneva Sustainability Centre will soon celebrate...