Pandemic Problem-Solving: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Pandemics

Online Course Dates: February 16 - March 25, 2021

In this course, Dr. Ashish Jha and Dr. Megan Ranney are joined by national experts to share frameworks and tools for civil servants, policymakers and business leaders charged with addressing the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.

In the wake of the pandemic, American organizations must confront major disruptions, from its impact on healthcare and population health, to overhauling business operations, regulations and policies. 

Sample Key Questions Addressed During this Program:

  • How do we ensure the safety of workers, customers and workplaces? 
  • Who should have a testing and tracing program? 
  • How do public health agencies, businesses and other institutions such as schools and universities best collaborate to accelerate the administration of vaccines?

Join this course to become an expert at Pandemic Problem-Solving. Learn from key leaders and work through essential problem sets with peers from other industries and public agencies. Equip yourself with the concepts and tools needed to mitigate the pandemic’s immediate impact on your work and industry, prepare your organization or community for a successful recovery, increase its resilience against future pandemics, and seize new opportunities for innovation and transformation provided by the pandemic.

Program Snapshot


February 16 - March 25, 2021

Meet Twice a Week for 1.5 Hours

6 Weeks

~4 Hours Per Week



Attend Live Online Sessions & Access Recordings

While this course is built for live attendance, we understand that making it to each session may be difficult for some. Presentations and discussions with speakers will be available as recordings. Facilitator-led peer-to-peer breakouts will not be recorded. 
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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships to participate in this course are available on an as-needed basis, particularly for leaders serving the needs of vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities. These scholarships are granted on a rolling basis. 
Scholarship Application

Learning Objectives

The goal of this course is to build your capacity to:

  • Keep people safe
  • Keep infection rates low 
  • Keep businesses open
  • Source PPE for healthcare workers
  • Source Covid-19 tests for disease surveillance
  • Manage food supplies to avoid shortages

    You will also learn to:

    • Evaluate key pandemic policy choices made at different levels
    • Identify key stakeholders and milestones in managing the response to the virus
    • Deepen your understanding of the pandemic’s influence in your industry
    • Engage new partners and cross-sectoral collaborations to mitigate pandemic impact 
    • Effectively communicate health messages and difficult tradeoffs
    • Assess the impact of misinformation on your sector and use best practices strategies to respond 
    • Understand the “new normal”
    • Assess the potential for future pandemic impact in your work

    Who Should Attend

    Pandemic Problem-Solving is designed for:

    • Senior managers and executives in the public and private sectors planning for the pandemic and post-pandemic world
    • Professionals seeking a deeper understanding of the impact of coronavirus

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