The Mini-MBA: Foundation Course for healthcare professionals and future leaders
Ever wondered what an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) entails or considered doing one? Are you thinking about your career and want to learn business skills or move into a new sector e.g. consulting? Starting your own business but want avoid to mistakes and rapidly pick up the key principles, knowledge and confidence to compete with others in the market? Maybe you just want to improve the way healthcare or your organisation runs?
Whatever your motivations are, if you’re curious but want to explore without committing to the time and cost of a full time MBA, our course is perfect for you.
We deliver the entire course in a way that takes you on a journey through the set up of a new healthcare institution with you at it’s helm….
You will be learning some of the key material and knowledge of core MBA modules while simultaneously applying it at the same time. On day 1 we will allocate you to groups and give you a brief to set up a new institution and weave the key facets of strategy, finance, design, leadership, negotiation and marketing into the course along the journey.
We guarantee you won’t find a more enjoyable or cutting edge mini-MBA with the right blend of healthcare and leadership experience.
What does the course cover?
We have selected six essential modules (pending 12 CPD points) for you to gain a basic understanding and build a foundation for your career and personal growth:
- Design Thinking
There will be a networking dinner for delegates and course tutors on the Saturday 22nd April at 7pm
- Organisational behaviour & negotiation
- Leadership & managing change
*Maybe subject to change depending on speaker availability
What do these entail and how it is relevant to healthcare, business or my career?
This is one of the core requirements of running a business effectively. Our strategy module aims to introduce you to strategic thinking and focus on gaining a competitive edge. Whether or not we or our services survive is entirely dependent our own positioning in the market. Everything a business does should be aligned with its core vision. Can you think objectively and critically about where you want to be?
We explore how you can start thinking differently and how not to lose your way. This module will form the foundation for the course and really get your business brain working.
Accounting is one of the fundamental building blocks of running a business effectively. We explore the basics of reading financial statements and enable you to understand the language that is crucial to engaging your stakeholders, clients and most critically, your financiers. We also explore how you can align all your organisational or departmental activity with financial, educational or performance related metrics to bring your whole team on the journey with you.
You can’t be in business without core accountancy skills. Don’t worry if you’re not too hot on numbers, we’ll take you step by step through the work.
How can businesses and services better cater to customers or patients and how we can tap into psychology, behaviour and present things in a positive light?
We explore: What do people really want? Why do we need marketing in healthcare? Is marketing simply an add-on to the way we work or should it be engrained in everything we do?
This is a creative and an enjoyable module to end the first day.
Organisational behaviour and negotiation
Healthcare organisations and businesses are made of people, and are ultimately there to serve people. But how often do we stop to think about how people mesh together? How do we deal with complex beasts such as the NHS and how do we get what we want?
A greater awareness of yourself and others is fundamental to the success of your relationships and the organisation.
Leadership and managing change
Leadership is changing. It is no longer about strong individuals and their personalities but about leveraging teams, charisma and influence.
How do you effect change in a sustainable way? Why should people listen to you?
Do you have what it takes to make things happen and how will you build the right team to do what is needed?
An exciting module that will challenge your own perspectives as well as explore what has worked to bring about success in both health related and non-health related organisations.
Design thinking and lean
For the final module, we get creative and teach you about design principles and how they are improving the way things work in a variety of industries. We also touch on lean and how to run operations efficiently. Design thinking is not particularly prevalent in healthcare yet but is set to grow and we give you the head start and get you working in your teams to create innovative solutions to solve topical problems.
Why are we doing this course?
The full time MBA blew my mind. I had all my previous understanding about the world blown wide open. In healthcare we are cocooned and end up with a very narrow perspective of the world. Coming from a background in orthopaedics, I am used to thinking logically and working hard but once you look beyond your comfort zone, you realise the world is a bigger place and we are woefully underprepared to enter the economic reality around us. I will never look at NHS culture, healthcare and business the same way. Reassuringly, it hasn’t changed who I am as a person. I still care deeply about what I do and my purpose in life – but I now feel more confident speaking to business professionals in any field: managers, accountants, business owners and clients alike. If even the minutest part of you is considering this, don’t miss this opportunity to sample something amazing.
Price: £275 in advance, £345 on the door
Introduction to Global Health & Health Policy
For all the doctors and students who dream of traveling the world, practicing in exotic places; For those who feel up to the challenge of pitting themselves against the greatest emerging and established global challenges to health; For doctors who want to shape a health system that really works for patients; This course will provide an introduction to the exciting and challenging fields of global health and policy.
Whether you want to be a UK-based clinician, or your dream is to head up your own WHO Department, this course will give you a basic understanding of what it takes to engage and make an impact on global health and health policy.
The course will cover:
- An introduction to the fields, including key concepts and the current global and political backdrop to health
- An exploration of the scope of work in these fields and nurturing a global mindset
- The difference between policy and politics and how to cultivate influence accordingly
- An overview of how policy-making works in theory and how politics complicates things
- Opportunities in these fields for clinicians, from coalface to interface
- Opportunities in these fields beyond clinical practice: mapping career pathways
In addition to building or consolidating your knowledge base, the course will guide you through live playthrough exercises. These interactive playthroughs will allow you to put core concepts into practice and develop your own insights as individuals and groups.
Dr David Neal – Non-Executive Director of Polygeia
David Neal is a doctor who is inspired by the power of motivated, intelligent people who practice medicine, to improve health in it’s broadest sense. David has diverse experience in global health and health policy. He has interned at the World Health Organization, where he worked on control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, and the UK Department of Health. he was a founding member of student led global health think tank Polygeia and he has sat on the Board of Healthwatch Cambridgeshire. In the field, David has conducted research and organizational strategy work at the WHO Collaborating Centre on Zanzibar. He holds two degrees from the University of Cambridge: a first class undergraduate degree in behavioral science and biological anthropology, and his medical degree. Alongside his interest in health, David is a short story writer, writing to unwind, to reflect and to provoke discussion.
Price: £45 students, £75 doctors
Property Investing for Doctors (and other healthcare professionals!)
Have you always wanted to invest in property but feel you don’t have the time, money or experience to do so? If so, then this course is for YOU!
We’ll show you that anyone can invest in property and we can show you ways to invest in property without using your own time or money.
On the course you will learn about:
- What property investing actually means and why 2017 is an ideal time to invest
- Skills & experience required to invest in property
- How to get professional landlord knowledge and status in just 24hrs
- What makes a good investment
- The golden rules of investing and what kind of properties to AVOID
- Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced investment strategies
- Opportunities within healthcare for medical professionals
- How to FINANCE your investment using none of your own money
- How to invest in a propery for £1
- The essential Pre-invesment checklist
Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in yourself and improve your financial health! We look forward to welcoming you at our prestigious venue in South Kensington on saturday 18th March.
This course is suitable from complete beginners to experienced investors.
Eurekadoc’s co-founder Lafina has been investing in property since 2009 and by working with joint venture partners and using a variety of strategies, has built a portfolio worth over £5.3m. Having worked as a doctor since 2007 she has first hand experience of the challenges medical professionals experience and wants to share her knowledge on how to overcome these challenges, avoid painful investment mistakes and show you how to become a successful investor too!
Next course: June 2017
Price: £175 doctors, £125 students
Public speaking Masterclass for Medics (and other healthcare professionals)
The Public Speaker Masterclass – forget your fears and WOW your audience!
Are you tired of listening to waffly monologues where the ‘take-home’ message gets lost and the audience falls asleep? Do you get nervous about giving presentations, teaching sessions, talks or keynote speeches? Do you want to banish your fear for good and give a talk that your audience will NEVER forget? If so, then look no further!
This unique and practical public speaking course will ensure that whatever your needs, you will be able to give a talk on anything, anywhere and for any length of time using our unbeatable ‘DIAMOND’ formula! Whether you are a teacher, a best man, an expert speaker or an entrepreneur, we can guarantee that you will wow your audience, leave them wanting more, and ensure they get great value form your talk! Furthermore we will teach you how to become a highly paid speaker – no matter what your background or experience.
This event accredited for 6 CPD points
The syllabus includes:
- The philosophy of public speaking and the speakers mindset
- The purpose and the anti-purpose of a speech
- Different types of speech & frameworks
- The Psychology of Speaking
- Qualities of a great speaker and what makes the ‘X’ factor
- Speaking in silence
- How to become the best version of yourself
- How to develop the right mindset & ensure people will listen
- How to develop rapport with the audience as well as keep them engaged
- Dealing with hecklers and peckers!
- The DIAMOND formula and how to make it ‘SHINE’
- Speaker ESSENTIALS and why you should never leave home without them!
- How to get the best results
Steeve Lamontagne is originally from Québec in Canada and has been living in the UK for nearly 15 years. His background is in Sales & Marketing in the Pharmaceutical industry but 5 years ago he learned how to create multiple streams of income through setting up his own business and public speaking. Steeve is regularly asked to speak at events all over the UK and he teaches and trains others in how to set up become highly paid expert speakers. Steeve recently spoke in front of over a thousand people at The Business Show in London.
Lafina Diamandis is the Co-founder of Eurekadoc, a practicing doctor, and business owner. She is passionate about revolutionising adult education & teaching through using different methods – particularly in the field of medical education and entrepreneurship. Lafina is regularly invited to speak at property networking meetings, medical careers events, and has given talks at conferences such as the Medical Women’s Federation, & Medic Footprints events.
Price: £97 doctors, £47 students
Mini-MBA for Healthcare Professionals
Date: 22-23rd April 2017
Global Health & Policy
Date: 6th May 2017
Property Investing for Doctors
Date: June 2017