The Surgical Leadership Program is the Harvard Medical School (HMS) postgraduate certificate program for surgeons seeking to step into and succeed in leadership positions and acquire the skills needed to excel as heads of departments, divisions, projects, and institutions at large. Participants learn directly from Harvard’s leading faculty across all areas influencing surgical leadership, including communication, mentoring, process and quality improvement, change management, financial management, and surgical research and technique.This course provides intensive education for surgeons to build the nontechnical, executive skills necessary to successfully lead departments, divisions, programs and, ultimately, organizations. Drawing from best practices across Harvard Medical School, its major teaching hospitals, as well as the Harvard Business School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, this program offers you the opportunity to:Learn strategies and best practices for leadership within and outside the operating roomIdentify your personal brand, leadership style(s) and competenciesWrite business plans and grant applicationsEnhance your expertise in quality, safety and informaticsUnderstand the legal and commercial aspects of innovation in surgeryBuild and manage highly productive teamsDrive better patient outcomes through enhanced teamwork in the operating roomBecome a more effective negotiator and advocate for your patients, teams, departments and projectsManage change across organizational functionsUpdate your understanding of new surgical technologies and techniquesParticipants who achieve the program objectives are awarded a Harvard Medical School Certificate of Completion and are eligible to become Associate Members of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard University Alumni Associations.