Make a difference in modern health care by developing leadership skills that drive innovative results. Gain a solid understanding of complexity in health care systems while mastering methods for applying best practices and new ideas in organizations and teams.

Thunderbird’s online Health Innovation Leadership certificate program delivers expert instruction from Arizona State University’s nationally-ranked Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, empowering health care leaders with advanced tools to advocate for the best care and the latest evidence-based practices.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the skills and traits of successful leaders, executives, managers, and those who influence without authority
  • Examine basic and advanced systems theories and principles while learning how to incorporate them into national and international health and healing systems
  • Examine the essential elements of innovation, identify the obstacles, and initiate strategies to overcome those obstacles for long-term success


  • Develop both the problem-solving mindset and skills necessary for participants to accelerate innovation within their home organizations
  • Analyze the behaviors of leaders, including how they work within their teams, and how they develop the most compelling messages around their ideas
  • Analyze and leverage leading-edge health care innovation practices, applying systems concepts and principles, and develop a plan to achieve innovation leadership competency
  • Utilize the application of systems, complexity theory, and evidence-based processes directly related to the diffusion of innovation

Who Should Attend?

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Health management professionals who want to learn how to develop an innovation strategy that aligns with their organization’s goals.

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Health care professionals who want to shape their organizations into environments that foster innovation and deliver results from advances in the medical sector.

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Healthcare leaders seeking career advancement by demonstrating professional proficiency in creating and tailoring a successful health care innovation strategy.



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Registration Information

Program Type Cost Register
Advanced Innovation Concepts and Principles Course 1 $990 Register
Transformational Leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Course 2 $990 Register
Future-Ready for Disruptive Innovation Course 3 $990 Register
Systems Thinking in Complex Environments Course 4 $990 Register

Earn a certificate by registering for all 4 courses at a 10% discount

Executive Certificate $3,564 Register


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