WORKSHOP: Masterclass On Leading Our Global Future For Healthcare

 Monday, 10th Sept 2018

Commonalities exist across global healthcare systems although these will have significantly different cultural and commissioner/provider relations (public/private/hybrid) and divergent governance arrangements.

This is particularly the case in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The session will briefly explore four golden threads that provide a unique opportunity for healthcare leaders to take an adaptive, engaging and applied approach to developing the leadership capability and capacity of their healthcare systems and share best practice through increased international awareness, networking and creative application.

A pedagogy that combines the best of blended learning to enable healthcare professionals to work “at their own pace and in their own place” through cutting-edge approaches and application to leadership practice will be illustrated.


  • To gain an increasing awareness of the benefits and opportunities of networked leadership development by blending cutting-edge virtual learning with peer-led innovation and application.
  • To explore how the patient can be at the heart of leader’s intentions whilst balancing this with the need for revenue-generating strategies.
  • A greater understanding of the benefits of internationalisation rather than globalisation.
  • To appreciate that learning and service improvement are “two sides of the same coin” and how to combine this through a pedagogy that combines the best of blended learning techniques and approaches that will last well beyond the programme of development itself.


Dr Stephen Brookes QPM FCMI FRSA
Senior Fellow Public Leadership
University of Manchester

Dr Stephen Brookes is the Programme Director for the MSc International Healthcare Leadership and has recently been appointed as the Chair of the European Health Management Association (EHMA) Programme Directors Group. He has been a senior fellow at the University of Manchester for twelve years. Prior to this he had a unique blend of experience at a senior level in the police, central and regional government, and local government. Immediately prior to his appointment at MBS Stephen was the Home Office Director for the Government Office for the East Midlands, which he undertook for almost six years. During this time Stephen had considerable experience in working with partnerships and supporting both performance improvement programmes and in facilitating and leading change. He is the author of the Selfless Leader, published in 2016 which is research-based and provides a strong foundation for the design of blended leadership development and its application to practice.


  • 1:00 - 1:15pm - Welcome
  • 1:15 - 2:30pm - Masterclass
  • 2:30 - 3:00pm - Q&A
  • 3:00pm onwards - Networking