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IHLM Professional Certificate in
Healthcare Strategy & Strategic Planning
Practical Tools For Developing And Executing Strategic Plans
2 – 6 April 2017
The Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAE
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Healthcare managers play a critical role in both formulating and delivering strategic plans – and this role is no longer limited to just top managers and leaders. Many healthcare professionals working at the frontline of care delivery, as well as administrators, are also expected to understand the strategic position of their organization or department and write business cases for a new service or project.

This programme will enable professionals from all types of healthcare organisations and services to understand their current strategic situation, formulate new strategies, and then deliver them successfully.

Using case studies from hospitals, clinics and healthcare systems, this interactive progamme will show you how to deliver plans that can improve your organisation's performance, determine its future direction, help introduce new services, optimise resource allocation, meet regulatory or accreditation requirements, or simply deliver your current vision and mission.


The progamme is divided into three modules and includes detailed instruction in:

  • Understanding Your Strategic Position – through detailed analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • Formulating Your Strategy – by evaluating and choosing properly from all the available options
  • Making Strategy Happen – through the practical actions that have to be undertaken in order to actually implement a strategy successfully
Who Should Attend

This is a highly practical and interactive programme that will benefit anyone who needs to be able to plan and direct the strategy of a healthcare organisation, participate in the strategic planning process, or develop a strategic plan.

The progamme provides detailed coverage of what are truly essential tools and competencies. It will be particularly relevant for:

  • All healthcare leaders and managers, whether in clinical or administrative roles
  • All medical and clinical chairs, chiefs and heads of departments
  • All nurse supervisors and managers and those in allied health professions
  • Anyone who wants to become an effective strategic planner

Throughout the programme there are allocated timeslots allowing ample opportunities to practice the principles and techniques being taught using interactive exercises and case studies.

Benefits Of Attending

On This Programme You Will:

  • Learn how to write compelling business cases and strategic plans
  • Master the essential skills for formulating and executing a strategy
  • Discover easy-to-use frameworks for analyzing your healthcare organisation's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • Understand how to select and implement the best strategy for future success
In Association With


    Based in Oxford, and with schools in both Singapore and Dubai, IHLM offer a comprehensive portfolio of inspiring programmes and empowering professional qualifications in healthcare leadership and management.

    Our broad range of open enrolment, diploma and customised programmes – delivered face-to-face and online – enable healthcare staff and executives to maximise their personal impact and transform the performance of their team, service or organisation.

    The IHLM experience is both stimulating and challenging – immersing participants in varied and interactive learning activities that combine cutting-edge theory with practical solutions. Whether you work in the boardroom or at the bedside, there is an IHLM programme that will help you achieve your ambitions.

    Continuing Professional Development with IHLM

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities healthcare professionals, teams and organisations engage in to develop and enhance their skills, knowledge and abilities. All IHLM programmes are accredited by the UK CPD Certification Service – your guarantee that their learning value has been independently scrutinised to assure integrity and quality.

Course Director

    Benedict Stanberry
    IHLM, Oxford, UK

    Benedict Stanberry is a British consultant and academic who researches, writes, teaches, coaches and consults around the world on the subjects of healthcare strategy, management and leadership.

    Ben began his career as a medical lawyer and became a healthcare management consultant in 2001. Shortly afterwards he was diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer, from which he was given only a 30 percent chance of survival. Upon his recovery he served as the interim chief executive of a Brussels-based healthcare NGO and as an elected politician in south-west London, where his responsibilities included overview and scrutiny of healthcare services. From 2006 to 2009, as a director of a private healthcare company, Ben helped establish a new model of cancer care for the south of England.

    Ben is presently the Principal of IHLM in Oxford and – together with his faculty colleagues – works with healthcare managers and leaders in both the public and private sectors in the UK, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Venue and Accommodation

    Conrad Hotel, Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAE

    Located conveniently in the hub of Dubai's commercial centre on Sheikh Zayed Road, Conrad Dubai is a stylish city haven within close proximity to Dubai's international financial and convention centre, one of the world's fastest growing airports, as well as world-class shopping destinations.

    • Impressive 54-story hotel
    • 555 luxury rooms and suites
    • Restaurant & Bar collection of 3 contemporary venues
    • One of the largest meeting spaces in the city, with a total area of 4,400 sqm
    • 5,500 sqm outdoor urban pool oasis
    • Fully equipped spa of 2,000 sqm
    • Full valet parking and automated car park with 1,056 parking spaces
    • Most convenient access to the World Trade Centre

    Conrad Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Road
    P.O. Box 115143 Dubai
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Tel +971 (4) 444 7444
    Fax +971 (4) 444 7445



    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    T:+971-4-407 2693
    F:+971-4-407 2517
    E: hospitality@informa.com


    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.

Course Fees
Date Course Fee Before
22 January 2017
Course Fee Before
26 February 2017
Final Fee
2 – 6 April 2017
US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995 US$ 5,495
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and successfully complete the course assessment will receive an Informa Certificate of Completion.

Pricing excludes 5% VAT, where applicable


Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

For more information, email Andy Watts on a.watts@informa.com

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