• 1st Module: Leadership Introduction & Strategic Leadership

    • 16-17 July 2021
    • 5 PM – 10 PM

  • 2nd Module: Leadership in Action I & II

    • 23-24 July 2021
    • 4 PM - 10 PM

  • 3rd Module: Leading an Organization with Purpose

    • 6-7 August 2021
    • 5 PM-10 PM

Live Streaming on https://bdacenter.net/webinar

Registration Fees: limited discount during COVID-19 outbreak


  1. Single Registration: 1007 USD / 3800 SR ++VAT
  2. Group/ Alumni: 955 USD / 3600 SR ++VAT

* Registration fees are Subjected to ++VAT

* (Fees Includes: Study Materials in soft copy, Diploma Fees, assignment support during the diploma).

* Special Rate for Groups and Alumnus registration

* Installment plan available (contact registration team for details +97337772247)



Different teaching methodologies are used according to course content and outcomes such as:

1.Live Secured Streaming:
Online Study with the option of live discussion with the faculty& receiving all study materials in advance. Students attend the course via their PC from anywhere including their home and can have live chat/talk with faculty. It is almost like attending a class. This technology is used for time being because of COVID-19 outbreak.

2.Problem based learning (PBL):
Workshops will be done under the guidance of teaching faculty.

3. Team- based learning (TBL):
Encourage participants to present their idea and then discuss it in class.


1. The American University of RAK (AURAK), in the UAE: Participant who successfully complete the requirements will be awarded with professional Diploma in Healthcare Leadership.
2. CPD/CME Hours Accreditation. (under-Process)


1. Participants who attend at least 80% of the program sessions and successfully submit their assignment will be awarded with a Professional Diploma in Healthcare leadership.
2. There will be a strict attendance system for each online session


The assessment would be an Assignment which will be done by the participants under the guidance and academic assistance of teaching faculty member

Topic will be discussed in the class and the participants will have a full guide and support during the diploma to complete their Assignment.


American University of RAK is a government university and in June 2017 The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in the United States has granted candidacy status for accreditation to the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK). This status has been achieved by the university in the Middle East for the first time exhibiting AURAK leading position as a young but a fastest-growing university in the Arab World.


The main aim of the program is to provide a useful, practical introduction to Healthcare Leadership to meets the needs of working healthcare professionals who want to strengthen their own performance or who want to assume a leadership position within a health care organization. Designed for working professionals, graduates who are or want to be in mid-level management positions, the program enables managers to strengthen the performance of employees who report to them. In addition, it provides an understanding of how their function serves the over-all goals of the healthcare organization they work for.

The Professional Diploma in Healthcare Leadership program that provides students with an opportunity to enrich their knowledge and skills in the fast-growing field of healthcare. It provides curriculum in areas of general leadership such as interpersonal communication, team building and change strategies. It also provides specific curriculum in healthcare topics such as medical ethics and international medical law, regulation and policy, and healthcare finance and budgeting.


The Objectives of the program is to train future healthcare leaders by providing training of the highest degree in a collaborative, and professional learning environment. Also, incumbent traditional healthcare leaders with no academic education of leadership in healthcare will deepen their understanding of leadership in healthcare. This group would immensely benefit from the program to sharpen their leadership skills and have an opportunity to practice their leadership academic and professional knowledge expanded during the study. During this program, students will:

• Develop and demonstrate leadership skills
• Expand healthcare & clinical leadership skills
• Use systems-based practice to understand the various impacts of social cultural, emotional, and economic, etc.) on health care
• Develop and demonstrate professional competencies
• Successfully complete a scholarly project based on experiences

Target Audience/ Who Should Attend the Programme

Upon program completion of the program students will be able to:

a) Understand main issues of Healthcare Leadership;
b) Expanding the program’s participants knowledge on healthcare leadership;
c) Developing ability to successfully lead a healthcare organization;
d) Understanding applicable leadership tools to improve performance;
e) Strengthening ability to be a team member in an organization leadership team.


Upon program completion of the program students will be able to:

• Hospital/Primary Healthcare Directors
• Medical Directors
• Healthcare Administrative Directors
• Senior Physicians/Dentists/Pharmacists Who Plan to Embark on Leadership Positions
• Senior Nursing Member of Staff
• Professionals who have planned to embark on Leadership positions in the future.


Day-1. Leadership: Background & Introduction
• An Introduction to Leadership: An Emphasis on Healthcare
• Management & Leadership: Are they the same? Similarities & Differences
• Contemporary Theories of Management & Leadership

Day-2. Strategic Leadership
• Effective Strategic Leadership I: Principles of Strategy
• Effective Strategic Leadership II: Theory to Practice
• Effective Strategic Leadership III: Developing a Strategic Plan for Healthcare

Day-3. Leadership in Action I
• Policymaking, Policy & Procedure Development for Healthcare Leaders
• Developing an Organizational Chart for a Hospital & a Primary Healthcare
• Clinical Leadership & Clinical Leadership Competency Framework
• Developing Practical Leadership Experience: Workshop

Day-4. Leadership in Action II
• Financial Management & Budgeting for Healthcare Leaders
• Medical Law & Ethics in for Healthcare Leaders

Day-5. Leadership in Action III
• Emotional Intelligence & Primal Leadership for Healthcare Leaders
• Culture, Cultural Intelligence & Role of Culture in Healthcare
• Action-centred Leadership (ACL), & Five Levels of Leadership
• Communication, Teambuilding & Team-working in Healthcare
• Leading Quality with Confidence: Healthcare Accreditation as Practical Side of Healthcare Quality.

Day-6. Leading an Organization with Purpose
• Root Cause Analysis (RCA) using Ishikawa Figure for analysis of sentinel events in healthcare environments
• Developing two Strategic Plan (3-5 years) for two healthcare organizations with different missions
• Developing a briefing plan based on Cultural Intelligence for a newly appointed leader in the Middle East with no previous work experience in the region.
• Developing a Retention Plan for a newly established department in a hospital whose job of the employees are of high risk

SYNOPSES in details

Day Description Duration


The module describes a historical background on leadership and its evolution as an important independent new scientific discipline. The module gives the participants insights into management and leadership role and practical strategies for carrying out the tasks of the role. Leadership is a function of knowing yourself, having a vision that is well communicated, building trust among colleagues, and taking effective action to realize your own leadership potential. Also, it explains leadership as the ability to develop a vision that motivates others to move with a passion toward a common goal. Also, differences between management with leadership is detailed. Further, it provides a brief overview of the more dominant or better-known theories.

5 Hours


Effective strategic management is the management of an organization’s resources to achieve its goals and objectives. It involves setting objectives, analyzing the competitive environment, analyzing the internal organization, evaluating strategies and ensuring that management rolls out the strategies across the organization. At its heart, effective strategic management involves identifying how the organization stacks up compared to its competitors and recognizing opportunities and threats facing an organization, whether they come from within the organization or from competitors. The module lays stress on healthcare industry.

5 Hours


Practical aspects of leadership such as policymaking, policy & procedure development for healthcare leaders are described in addition to developing an organizational chart for a hospital & a primary healthcare and developing practical leadership. Furthermore, the significance of organizational culture in healthcare and particularly during a major change project such as accreditation will be explained. Accreditation will be a focal point of the module as a major workplace culture change.

6 Hours


This module explains healthcare accreditation as the practical side of healthcare quality in addition to financial management & budgeting for healthcare leaders. Medical law and ethics for healthcare leaders will be discussed and critically explained.

6 Hours


Emotional Intelligence (EI) & primal leadership for healthcare leaders are described. The ability to recognize and understand one’s emotions and skills at using this awareness to manage oneself and one’s relationship with others are discussed as important elements of success for a leader. Culture, cultural intelligence and role of culture in healthcare and Action-centred Leadership (ACL) as an important leadership style where EI is practically applied will be discussed. Further, teambuilding & team-working in healthcare and its relations to ACL will be detailed.

5 Hours


To help students to learn certain tasks creating a sense of empowerment on a) Root Cause Analysis (RCA) using Ishikawa Figure for analysis of sentinel events in healthcare environments, b) developing two Strategic Plan (3-5 years) for two healthcare organizations with different missions, c) developing a briefing plan based on Cultural Intelligence for a newly-appointed leader in the Middle East with no previous work experience in the region, And developing a ‘retention plan’ for a newly established department of a hospital whose job of the employees are of high risk.

5 Hours


Dr Howard Scott Podolsky is a prominent experienced American-trained, Board Certified Internal Medicine Consultant Physician who also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA in Management and Finance). Further, Dr Howard has Doctorate of Healthcare Law & Regulation from Saint Louis University, USA.
Dr Howard is a seasoned physician executive with over 20 years of combined clinical, academic, health law & leadership experience throughout all aspects of healthcare continuum. He has an outstanding record of achievement and has held senior leading positions as the Group Chief of Staff, Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Medical Officer and Healthcare Risk Management Executive in many prestigious world class internationally accredited healthcare organizations in the Middle East and throughout the United States. Dr. Podolsky also serves on the Board of Governors for the American College of Legal Medicine, the preeminent health-law organization in the United States. He has delivered state-of-the-art lectures and is a sought after speaker.
Dr Podolsky is teaching M.Sc students of Healthcare Management offered by Swiss Business School and currently a Professor Adjunct of King’s Centre for Professional Development.

Professor Jeffrey is a British-trained Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Pathologist and a Fellow of Britain’s Institute of Biomedical Sciences. After studying Laboratory Medicine and completing his fellowship training, he commenced his education in Leadership & Management and also Healthcare Quality. He holds several qualifications in Leadership, Management. He is a Certified Professional in Total Quality Management and also a graduate of Change Management from Cornwall. He studied Infection Control and European Law before studying Patient Safety in the States.
He has held senior academic and industry positions such as Assistant Professor, and Adjunct Professor teaching postgraduate courses for British, Swiss, American and UAE Universities. Since September 2019 he has been working for University of West London UAE Branch Campus as Professor and Academic Director.
In the healthcare industry he has worked as Consultant, Healthcare Quality Expert and Hospital Executive Director. Also, he has worked as Flying Advisor for International Healthcare Projects to the Swiss-based Exem Consulting Company.


Teaching will be ONLINE in Private secured Streaming Room exclusive for the workshop Attendees will be able to have live discussion with faculty

The Class educational materials (slides in PDF format) and also workshop materials will be sent to your email after confirming registration. In addition, a large number of E-books and articles will be sent to your email and the same references will be sent on a university USB with your qualification.

Healthcare Professionals holding a university degree with 2 years’ work experience are eligible to register. If a candidate holds a college diploma with substantial years of experience can also discuss his/her eligibility with program director at the BDA Center.

Competence in English is a MUST as all lectures and workshops are in English.

After the lectures and training Modules, there will be a one assignment assessment with the candidates who successfully complete it being awarded a “Professional Diploma in Healthcare leadership” issued by American University, RAK Campus.

The program is an intensive training program useful for working healthcare professionals. There are 32 hours of LIVE interactive online training, in addition to a one-day revision and assignment review bringing the total length of the program to six days. For developing a relevant assignment for leadership of a healthcare institution, participants should develop a plan on their own time under supervision of a faculty Member.

No the qualification comes under Professional Development category. That is why students should have a good experience in healthcare as the programme is very intensive and suitable for working professional with working knowledge. For further information, you may write to King's Centre for Professional Development Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (vicedean@kingscpd.org.uk) or to the American University of RAK -Centre for Executive and Professional Development
Dr Najjah Al Wanni

If there is any other question, enquiries can be directed to BDA Center on +97337772247. Your call/What’s App will be attended, and your questions will be answered.