Grow your leadership practice

Registration Open for Spring 2023

As a nurse leader, you play one of the most pivotal roles in healthcare delivery. If you are an aspiring nurse leader, the IHP Program for Nurse Leaders: Raising Your Leadership Impact will offer you a learning community to grow your leadership practice, develop your vision of leadership and realize goals important to you.

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Program Dates
Discounts Available
Virtual - live & asynchronous
1:1 leadership coaching
April 13-14, 2023
May 18-19, 2023
June 22-23, 2023

The framework of the 3-month program considers three interrelated dimensions of leading: self, teams & systems. Throughout, participants will be exposed to leadership models and self-assessments, active dialogue about building effective teams, methods for creating a culture of change based on responsive/responsible communication and strategic thinking, and opportunities for application of learning through a community of learners and executive coaches. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of their individual leadership presence and skills and how those skills help to reframe the environment and engage others. A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the program.

The goals of the program are to:

  • DEVELOP your own vision of leadership related to self, team, and leading within an organization or a system.
  • BUILD a personal action plan that will travel with you after completing the program as you continue your journey as a leader.

Learning Outcomes

Strengthen your leadership by developing your ability to:

  • Formulate a value- and strength-based vision for your leadership development.
  • Apply competencies of emotional and social intelligence.
  • Nurture diverse, collaborative, resilient, and high-performing teams.
  • Distinguish relevant communication practices.
  • Understand the skills and behaviors of change leadership and systems thinking.

The 3-month blended curriculum consists of three, 2-day virtual synchronous workshops bridged with flexible asynchronous activities and individual coaching sessions in between.

April 13-14, 2023: Virtual Workshop

  • Mindful and resilient leader 
  • Creating your leadership story
  • Evidence-based leadership and emotional and social intelligence
  • Coaching activities overview
  • Panel of nurse leaders

May 18-19, 2023: Virtual Workshop

  • Developing Others: Leader as Coach
  • Building Teams: Social intelligence, inclusion, and managing challenging conversations

June 22-23, 2023: Virtual Workshop

  • Nourishing your career
  • Change management
  • Systems and strategic thinking
  • Coaching panel
  • Leadership lessons learned

Between Virtual Workshops

  • Readings, self-assessments, & discussion boards
  • Leadership portfolio launch & action planning
  • Dedicated resources and learning community
  • Individual coaching sessions
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Mid-level nurse managers and leaders across the continuum of care and academia, including:

  • Nurse managers, directors, and supervisors
  • Nurse Practitioners in a leadership role
  • Nursing faculty in program director, assistant or associate dean roles
General $3,500

Group (15% off)

For groups of 3 or more individuals from the same organization:
Submit Group Rate Form to receive discount code to use at checkout.

Clinical Placement Sites (Limited time - special offer of 40% off)

Institutions that currently take IHP students in a clinical teaching capacity

Mass General Brigham (25% off)

Current full-time employees at any MGB entities

See registration site for additional discount opportunities. 


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coaching sessions

98% of

program alumni highly recommend this program to colleagues

Faculty Coaches

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Assistant Professor School of Healthcare Leadership

  • 617-875-1835
  • B36-2
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Continuing Professional Development Term Lecturer

Emile R. "Mike" Boutin Jr., EdD

Assistant Dean for Faculty and Student Success, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Term Lecturer, Health Professions Education Adjunct Instructor

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Continuing Professional Development Term Lecturer

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Participant Experiences

“The pre-work, curriculum and delivery of the materials was presented in a way that made learning easy. The staff/coaches and speakers were fantastic and brought the material to life for me as a visual learner.”

Kathy Matthews-Carlisle, RN
Clinical Director, Healthcare Navigation, Alight Solutions/Consumer Medical


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Participant Experiences

“Great material and great discussion.  The smaller group exercises really brought everything together.  Hearing everyone's perspective, experience and ideas was very impactful.”

Daniel Slack, RN, BSN
Nurse Director, Emergency Services MGB Salem Hospital


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Participant Experiences

“I will be a better leader, more effective with difficult conversations, and move forward with renewed passion, joy, and commitment. The timing of this course could not have been better for me.”

Deb Lundquist, PhD, RN
Clinical Research Nurse and Nurse Scientist, Mass General Hospital

Participant Feedback on Impact

  • “I have renewed energy to focus on what brings joy to me at work and ideas on how I can bring that to others.”
  • “The learning from this course has been transformational for me and the vision I have for authentic leadership.”
  • “The combination of self-assessments and one on one coaching was really a soul-searching opportunity.  You really need to know who you are on a deeper level in order to improve on your leadership.  We simply do not know why we react the way we react.  Increasing your self-awareness is the key to being more mindful as leader.”
  • “We are already more collaborative. I have received amazing feedback about the changes people have seen in me.”
  • “I hope our unit will function as a real team and I will utilize the skills I have learned to support the staff and provide a positive, happy, work environment.“
  • “I have a better understanding of how I can influence and develop my team with the skills that I have learned.”
  • “Bringing joy to work will improve employee satisfaction, which will improve employee engagement.”
  • “I hope our unit will function as a real team and I will utilize the skills I have learned to support the staff and provide a positive, happy, work environment.“
  • “Supportive and reflective. A great opportunity to build confidence as well as examine direction.” 
  • “Gave me a better trajectory for my future and help me refine my goals.”
  • "Everything about the 1:1 coaching was extraordinary…Considered it an invaluable gift and energized me in a way I haven’t felt in some time with all the demands…truly remarkable, I first thought ‘how can someone who doesn’t even know me coach me?’ but realized the process of asking me questions was really what it was all about”
  • “What was most helpful in the one-on-one coaching sessions was the coach's ability to provide non-bias and thought provoking feedback and challenge me to consider why and to be more curious. The coaching sessions really helped me grow both personally as well as professionally and gave permission to be vulnerable and honest.”
  • “I love the community that has been built and the opportunity that has been provided to us to connect outside of the 4 month course to continue to grow our network. “
  • "Prep work, ted talk videos, you tube videos, HBR and other articles (supported my learning); the format was great and knowing ahead of time was great. Having the Brightspace was helpful, adding the discussion board for sharing books, podcasts was a great resource. The breakout activities were great as they brought some thought provoking dialogue, I find this more effective in smaller groups.”
  • "The communication and emails were fantastic and super helpful to keep us on track throughout the program! I liked the pre-work and the order of topics, starting with self-care. It had a good flow.”

Across 2021 and 2022, the following Program Learning Outcomes were self-assessed by participants before the program started, and again at the end of the program. The baseline median pre-program rating of 3.23 (Average) grew to a median post-program rating of 4.70 (Good/Excellent) across the targeted learning outcomes, showing a meaningful impact for the nurse leaders’:

  • Vision for leadership using key concepts and evidence-based models
  • Mindful and Resilience practices
  • Ability to nurture collaborative, high-performing teams
  • Communication strategies for complex situations
  • Approach to change leadership and systems-thinking

The IHP Advantage

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Develop your own vision of leadership related to self, team, and leading within an organization or a system.

Learning Community

Explore and grow as leaders through self-awareness exercises, group discussions, asynchronous learning, discussions with panels of nurse leaders.

Leadership Action Plan

Build a personal action plan that will travel with you after completing the program as you continue your journey as a leader.

Continuing Education Credits

jointly accredited provider interprofessional continuing education
In support of improving patient care, MGH Institute of Health Professions is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


This activity is designated for 44.0 contact hours for nurses. 
Criteria for successful completion includes full participation at three 2-day workshops, three individual coaching calls, and asynchronous supporting course work. A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the program.