Professional Certificate in Strategic Health Planning

  • 15th - 17th July 2024
  • Virtual Learning


Health planning and access form a central role in the post-2015 UN Agenda, the August 2015 declaration stating their goal to ‘ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’ whilst achieving ‘universal health coverage and access to quality health care'.

Course Overview

Strategic health planning is a vital policy priority for sustainable development in any context. This programme will examine the international, national and local pressures on health systems as well as the importance of strategy in the development of efficient, affordable and equitable health structures.

Participants will work with leading experts to analyse and debate key topics such as health financing, social determinants and how to use technology to improve health outcomes. Alongside this in-depth look into case studies and subject matter, methods of strategic planning and leadership specifically tailored to health systems will form an integral part of the programme, as will the role of gender. Conceptually, a holistic approach will be taken throughout, allowing participants to improve their organisational capacity, coordination and subject knowledge.

Institute of Leadership & Management

The Institute of Leadership has approved this training course. The Institute combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for alL and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership. Based on The Institute's core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:

  • Membership of The Institute of Leadership will be in receipt of an ICPS/The Institute joint Certificate of achievement for the course
  • Access to a raft of resources to help you with your continuing professional development, including an award-winning library of e-learning content
  • A community of over 70,000 members worldwide enabling you to collaborate and grow your knowledge and skills
  • Receipt of weekly news updates, podcasts and cutting-edge research and a monthly published journal and invitations to topical webinars
  • Authorisation to use approved letters AMInstL (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership) after your name for business correspondence

Topics Include

  • Key themes of strategic health planning
  • The governance of the health system
  • Social determinants of health and health in all policies
  • An introduction to strategic health partnerships
  • The governance of health systems
  • Finance and ensuring value for money
  • Leadership and quality improvement
  • Practical tools for strategic health planning

What Learners Say


Day One - Strategic Goals and Institutions

Day Two - Mechanisms of change

Day 3 - Decision making and Futures