Program Description

The Aspen Program for Ethical Health Care Leadership explores how ethical responsibilities and relationships between governing bodies, chief executives, senior managers, clinical leaders, and other key stakeholders in health care organizations can affect their ability to produce care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective, patient-centered and equitable.

Program Objectives

The program was founded on the recognition that ethical leadership in health care requires both essential knowledge and practical skills, and that health care executives need a welcoming environment in which to acquire and practice using the knowledge and skills of ethical leadership.

The Aspen Program is creating a community of leaders and scholars devoted to understanding and promoting ethical leadership in health care. This community learns the skills and practices of ethical awareness, analysis and action through annual programs in Aspen and through off-site and online interactions that reinforce those skills and practices.

The knowledge and skills required for ethical leadership should be a part of every health care executive’s toolkit. The Aspen Program is committed to creating an environment to foster this vision.

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives for the program are the following:

  1. Evaluate how ethical responsibilities and relationships between governing bodies, chief executives, senior managers, clinical leaders, and other key stakeholders in health care organizations can affect their ability to produce quality care.
  2. Identify strategies to achieve the health care executive’s triple aim: high quality care, a successful organization, and professional fulfillment for themselves and those with whom they work.
  3. Analyze real-world scenarios for improving health care delivery and achieving organizational success in an increasingly complex and multi-cultural environment.
  4. Practice collaboration with colleagues of differing backgrounds to implement effective leadership techniques.