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.


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 management and leadership competencies

In 2015, the IHF developed a directory of 80 core competencies for hospital managers to promote the professionalization of healthcare management. An updated version will be published in March 2023.

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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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Getting started: Getting the Board on board

Hospitals play an important role in communities, however, they also have a significant environmental impact. Embedding sustainability into a governance...

Navigating Net Zero – an overview of the Geneva Sustainability Study Tour for Polish Hospital Executives

On  1–2 May 2023, the IHF’s Geneva Sustainability Centre was pleased to welcome the Polish Hospital Federation (PFSz) for a...

Key takeaways on cyberattacks on healthcare

Hospitals hold critical and valuable information such as patient data and financial information, as well as cutting-edge research and innovation....

Getting started: Green spaces in healthcare

Sustainable hospitals and healthcare delivery settings can use their surrounding environments to strive for better health outcomes. Green spaces (in...