Global Health Delivery Leadership Program

Cohesive, high-functioning health care organizations require leaders equipped with the tools to tackle complex delivery challenges and create impactful solutions. The Global Health Delivery Leadership Program (GHDLP) helps health program managers and executives to realize their full leadership potential. Through a dynamic and immersive learning experience, participants gain the skills and insights needed to develop and manage high-value, equitable health programs. 

Developed in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, GHDLP is a certificate course for emerging leaders and technical experts in Ministries of Health and non-governmental and civil society organizations. The program combines sessions offering foundational skills in management and leadership with case-based and field learning that explore real-world delivery challenges and innovative solutions, equipping learners with the skills they need to deliver value-based health programs in their own context. After an intensive two-week session on campus, participants work in country teams to complete a six-month project implementation period, with guidance and support from a mentor. 


GHDLP is designed for emerging leaders and technical experts working as program managers, directors, or executives in Ministries of Health and non-governmental organizations. Participants should oversee both people and programs, and demonstrate a commitment to global health equity. 

Requirements for GHDLP participation are as follows:

  • Global Fund grantees (Primary or Sub-recipients)
  • Must be available for the two-week residency and three-day convening in Rwanda
  • Global Fund Fund Portfolio Managers (FPM) must give final approval

Given the team-based nature of the GHDLP, preference will be given to those who apply as country team (2-6 people).

Program Modules

  • Global Health Care Delivery: Explore frameworks for effective interventions through interactive case studies from diverse global settings. Analyze the historical, political, social and economic contexts to make better decisions. Develop a foundation in value-based health care delivery.
  • Program Management: Learn how to work more efficiently and how to manage teams, programs, and organizations for high performance. Practice methods of strategic problem solving. Develop strategies to cultivate and coordinate partners, as well as to promote country ownership.
  • Personal Leadership Development: Complete a leadership self assessment, explore universal leadership skills and understand the practice of “managing oneself.” Develop a personal leadership plan to catalyze professional growth.
  • Replicable Delivery Innovations: Explore innovative solutions to complex health care delivery challenges. Learn first hand from the architects of Rwanda’s health system and other proven leaders. Identify success factors and replicable interventions that may be adapted and applied in every setting.

Program Dates

Application Deadline
April 26, 2019
Payment Deadline
May 10, 2019
First Convening
June 10-21, 2019
Second Convening
November 13-15, 2019


Please contact exec_edu@ for more information on program fees.


“The course broadened my capacity as an individual to actualize creative, innovative solutions to even the most challenging issues.”

GHDLP Participant