EMHL 2019 Returns to Providence for Action-Packed Week of Coursework


EMHL Class of 2019

This week we welcome back the Brown Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) Class of 2019 to campus for their third residential session. They’ll spend this week studying ongoing and new courses with Brown’s esteemed faculty and their cohort peers. They’ll also dig deeper into the development of their capstone Critical Challenge Projects (CCPs).

The week kicks off Sunday with coursework led by faculty from both the Financial Decisions and the Management and Marketing courses. Leveraging learnings from the previous term, students will present a team-based request for funding addressing issues such as market need, growth, and plans for pilot execution. They will begin migrating knowledge gained from this experience, and of course the larger body of coursework, into a funding proposal for their own CCP.

During the action-packed week, students will continue their studies in: Data Driven Decision Making: The Structure, Conduct, Review and Evaluation of Research, and Quality Improvement and the Healthcare Learning Organization.  They will also continue with the EMHL theory and practice leadership component which will include sessions on coaching, communications and presentation skills. There will be additional sessions this week on survey design and data visualization

Joining the policy conversation will be guest speakers:

  • EMHL 2015 Chris Godfrey, CEO and founder of Bloodbuy. Godfrey used his CCP to develop the business plan for Bloodbuy. The company won the Harvard 2016 Health Acceleration Challenge award, raised $3.75 million in strategic financing, and secured press in top-tier journals including Wired, HBR, TechCrunch, and NPR.

While it will be mostly work, students and program leadership will take a break Friday night for a well-deserved dinner at a downtown Providence rooftop restaurant.

EMHL Program Director Scott Goodspeed shared his thoughts as he prepared for this busy week:

“The Class of 2019 has an incredible spirit of teamwork and goes above and beyond to support each other, personally and professionally. The faculty is amazing and the students continually acquire new sets of leadership skills didactically and practically through their Critical Challenge Projects.”


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