Professional Certificate in Strategic Health Planning

Day One: Monday 

09:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:45 Chair and Delegate’s Introductions
10:00 Strategic Health Planning: The Key Objectives
Overview of the week
Mapping the week for you and your organisation
11:00 Morning coffee
11:15 Introducing the Key Themes in Strategic Health Planning
Health strategy in action
Co-producing strategy
Health strategy and politics
Strategic leadership
Strategy in a world of change
13:00 Lunch
13:45 The Global Health Architecture
The main agencies influencing health priorities
UN Sustainable Development Goalss and global health – commitments and impacts
Benefits and challenges
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 Social Determinants of Health: Health in all Policies
Declarations and international commitments
Addressing inequalities - considering multi-sectoral approaches and equity
Strategies for addressing gender inequalities in health
Case study
16:15 End of Day Wrap-Up
16:30 Close

Day Two: Tuesday 

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Delegates’ Recap
10:00 Workshop: Leadership Challenges in Health Planning
Group work on personal change and development
Individual planning for change
'5 minute pitch'
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Who’s in Charge? – The Governance of Health Systems
Legislating for accountable health systems
Accountability and transparency into health planning
Institutionalising good practice
13:45 The Health Policy Cycle
Creating health plans and policies
Acquiring and maintaining stakeholder support
Tools and mechanisms for successful health policymaking
The importance of sustainability and transparency
Institutionalising good practice
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 Human Resources and Health Planning
Working together for better health
Increasing the voices of health workers in planning
How nations can train and retain health workers
Pay, conditions and employment
Considerations on gender and discrimination
Case study: the distributed healthcare workforce
16:15 End of Day Wrap-Up
16:30 Close

Day Three: Wednesday 

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Health Financing: Towards Universal Coverage
Key concepts and strategies
Understanding health systems financing
Global strategy and partner agencies
11:30 Morning coffee
11:45 Good Health at a Low Cost
Achieving and implementing pro-poor universal health coverage
Case study examples
13:00 Lunch
13:45 An Introduction to Strategic Health Partnerships
Understanding different partnerships
Cross-organisational coordination
Introducing and explaining public-private partnerships
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 Public-Private Partnerships in Healthcare
Case study
Relating elements to your organisation
16:15 End of Day Wrap-Up and Questions
16:30 Close

Day Four: Thursday 

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Strategic Health Planning
Methods of building a network of services
Ensuring equity - reaching the hard to reach
Case study
Voice, power and lessons of organisational change
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:15 Implementing Strategic Health Plans
Consultation and discussion for effective planning
Agreeing and confirming plans - adaptation
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Incorporating Digital Health (eHealth and mHealth) Policy and Issues
Contemporary innovations 
Understanding new developments in digital health
Implementing new developments in strategy
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 Technology, Medicine and Public Health
The role of technology in low-income countries
Mobile health opportunities from data collection
New technology - sharing, training and emergency response
15:45 End of Day Wrap-Up and Questions
16:00 Close

Day Five: Friday

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Leading in Complex Health Systems
Leading systems
Thinking futures
Engaging people
Working in partnership
11:15 Morning coffee
11:30 Governance and Leadership: Voice and Accountability
Workshop: Creating enabling environments to allow citizen empowerment
Understanding and exploring participation
12:30 Guidance on Achieving a Chartered Management Institute Professional Qualification
Structuring written piece of work for assessment: overview and principles
Meeting assessment criteria 
Integrating health knowledge
13:00 Final Discussion and Recap
Course recap and discussion
Evaluation forms
Certificate presentation and group photograph
13:30 Lunch and Close