Executive Fellows bring valuable leadership insights to LSHTM

The first residential week of the Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership successfully launched back in September 2017 with 14 Fellows joining us at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine from around the world.

This course is the first of its kind at LSHTM and was set up to address the lack of strategic leadership courses within health. Over 6 days in London Fellows enjoyed a rich and varied programme, highlights of which included hearing candid accounts of leadership challenges from Dame Professor Sally Davies and Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, dinner at the House of Lords, as well as participating in simulation challenges to strengthen negotiation and diplomacy skills.

An important aspect when designing the programme was creating a Fellowship of like-minded individuals, with peer learning during the residential weeks being of upmost importance to the programme team. The residential sections of the course are an essential component of starting to build this Fellowship as well as ensuring Fellows develop and test their leadership skills by participating in dynamic, interactive challenges. Fellows commented that this experience of peer learning “was one of the most valuable aspects of the course” and that “having the opportunity to hear how other Fellows dealt with problems and issues was invaluable.”

Fellows had the unique opportunity to undertake a negotiation challenge in the new simulation room at Chatham House, giving them an “exceptional insight into what is really involved in a negotiation” and helping them to apply leadership theories in a practical way.

The programme continues with 2 further residential components in Geneva and Cape Town. During inter-residential periods Fellows receive 1:1 Executive Coaching, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence assessments as well as tailored expert mentorship from LSHTM Faculty.

We are delighted to announce that applications for cohort 2 of this programme are now open. This is for applicants wishing to commence the programme in September 2018. If you are interested in joining this unique programme please visit the Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership page for more information.


  1. Dr. Wajid Pirzada

    We understand, in this global program on health leadership, there is equal opportunity for Veterinarians to participate following the spirit of ‘One Health’ initiative? There is need to secure some funding for participation of potential fellows from developing countries.

  2. Gudina

    It is very interesting event that needs to be continued