Health Science Leadership Development Program

This project-based program is uniquely designed to help healthcare professionals drive growth and success in their organizations.

Program Description

To succeed in healthcare today, professionals must develop innovative strategies and communicate a compelling vision of high quality, cost-effective care. This project-based program is uniquely designed to help healthcare professionals drive growth and success in their organizations.

CME Credits Available.


The intensive session, on April 12 – 14, will be held at the Marriott in Park City. Modules 1-5 are located on campus at the David Eccles School of Business.


For your convenience, all intensive week lodging accommodations will be arranged by the Executive Education staff. Participants are required to stay at the Marriott the evenings of April 12 and 13. Lodging is included in the course fee, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided.


Some physicians receive sponsorship from their departments. In addition, partial scholarships may be available.

Please contact at the U of U Medical Group for more information.

The University Of Utah School Of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 67.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Utah does not exclude, deny benefits to or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran’s status, religion, gender identity/expression, genetic information, or sexual orientation in admission to or participation in its programs and activities.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request, with reasonable notice.  Requests for accommodations or inquiries or complaints about University nondiscrimination and disability/access policies may be directed to the Director, OEO/AA, Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 201 S President’s Circle, RM 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, 801-581-8365 (Voice/TTY), 801-585-5746 (Fax).

None of the faculty or planners or anyone in control of content for this continuing medical education activity have any relevant financial relationships since the content does not cover any products/services of a commercial interest; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Upcoming Dates

Health Science Leadership Development Program, Module 4: Harnessing world-class expertise to improve healthcare

20 July 2017 5:00 pm – 20 July 2017 9:00 pm

The University of Utah Health Sciences (UUHS) values collaboration as a foundation to advance knowledge about health for entire populations. Harnessing world-class expertise from all over campus, UUHS is translating scientific discoveries into prevention, treatment, and cures for conditions like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, addiction, rare and undiagnosed diseases and many others. Dr. Fagerlin will highlight how population health sciences applies this type of research to improve health care outcomes and the delivery of patient centered care.

Dr. Angela Fagerlin

Angie’s training is in experimental psychology, primarily in the areas of cognitive and social psychology. Her research focuses on testing methods for communicating medical data to patients and providers (e.g., the risks and benefits of cancer treatment) and the development and testing of decision support interventions.

Areas of Expertise
Cognitive psychologyExperimental psychologySocial psychology
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Health Science Leadership Development Program, Module 4: Innovation

21 July 2017 8:30 am – 21 July 2017 4:00 pm

This session will give a broad overview of the greatest innovation disruptions taking place across all industries and particularly in healthcare. Tools and skills will be shared to show how to become more innovative and keep up with the rapid pace of change. Participants will have a better understanding of how to adapt to the changes and help the University of Utah create a more innovative culture.

Dr. Chris Wasden

Dr. Chris Wasden is the Executive Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation at the University of Utah. He is a named inventor on 11 issued patents and has been a leader in 10 different startups where he developed many of his ideas around the innovation cycle and lifecycle and how fast, frequent, frugal, and failure accelerates innovation.

Areas of Expertise
Digital TechnologyEntrepreneurshipInnovation ConsultantStart-ups
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Health Science Leadership Development Program, Module 5: Collaborative Negotiations

17 August 2017 5:00 pm - 18 August 2017 4:00 pm

This session teaches physicians how to secure the conditions for their personal success, enhance patient care, and influence healthcare delivery in their communities. In addition to learning concrete techniques that simultaneously advance resources and relationships, this workshop will teach physicians how to:

  • Recognize opportunities to negotiate on a daily basis.
  • Listen effectively to discern others’ needs and interests.
  • Frame communication more persuasively in personal and professional contexts.

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday, August 18, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Dr. Katie Liljenquist

Dr Katie Liljenquist has taught negotiations for the University of Utah for several years. Additionally, she has taught at Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern and Marriott School of Management at BYU.  Her primary areas of research focus on ethical decision-making and rationalization, the psychological consequences of power, interpersonal influence, and counterfactual thinking.

Areas of Expertise
Ethical Decision-MakingInterpersonal InfluenceNegotiationsPsychological Consequences of Power
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Program Tuition: $6,200