Leadership and Ethics

MHA@GW Immersion 1

Washington, D.C.
1.5 Credits

MHA@GW immersion experiences bring students together with other accomplished health care professionals to interact in person and focus on developing high-level leadership skills. 

The first MHA@GW immersion, Leadership and Ethics — 1, takes place on the George Washington University campus in the heart of Washington, D.C., the nation’s hub of health care policy.

For three intensive days in D.C., students:

  • Meet peers and faculty face-to-face for the first time.
  • Establish portfolio requirements.
  • Explore their own leadership style using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment.
  • Examine the management tactics of different health care organizations and leaders.
  • Delve into principles of health care management ethics, discussing case studies of various ethical dilemmas professionals face in the field.

Past speakers have included: 

  • Leonard Friedman, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Lynn Goldman, Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • Julie DeLoia, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Ricky Allen, Professor

MHA@GW Immersion 2

Washington, D.C.
3 Credits

As with MHA@GW’s first immersion experience in Washington, D.C., the second D.C. immersion, Leadership and Ethics — 2, offers students the opportunity to interact in person with their peers and faculty on the George Washington University campus. 

Over the course of five days, students continue to develop their own leadership style while studying the personality traits of successful leaders and examining various management strategies. 

Previous immersion sessions have focused on:

  • Exploring the topic of emotional intelligence and Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQI).
  • Honing leadership skills to address significant public health challenges.
  • Analyzing a case study of the George Washington University Hospital, including a visit to the hospital.
  • Building a culture of inclusion in health systems and organizations.
  • Leading change and creating a new management environment.

Past speakers have included:

  • Jack Friedman, CEO of Providence Health Plan
  • Hile Rutledge, President of OKA Training Center
  • Aparna Higgins, Senior Officer of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
  • David Notari, CEO of Innovation Health
  • Kim Russo, CEO of George Washington University Hospital

Networking Opportunities

Both Leadership and Ethics — 1 and Leadership and Ethics — 2 include the following opportunities for interacting with GW alumni and esteemed health care leaders: 

  • Networking Reception — Students get to know their peers, guest speakers and GW faculty while discussing their professions and areas of expertise.
  • Dinner — Students enjoy a roundtable dinner hosted at the Milken Institute School of Public Health and have the opportunity to connect with peers, alumni and panelists.
  • Alumni and Health Care Leader Panel — Students participate in a Q&A discussion with distinguished alumni and leaders in the health care field. Past panelists have included:
    • Fred Brown, Chairman of Fred L. Brown & Associates LLC
    • Erika Schouten, Director of Neurosciences at Hartford Hospital
    • Chaitali Baviskar, Deputy Director at Ryan-NENA Community Health Center

Exploring D.C.

While in the nation’s capital, students can visit national landmarks and health policy and government organizations, such as the American Public Health Association, the Pan American Health Organization, the D.C. Department of Health or the Public Health Foundation. They can also enjoy D.C.’s array of restaurants, explore the thriving arts scene or attend a sporting event at the Verizon Center or Nationals Park. 

For more information on the Leadership and Ethics — 1 or Leadership and Ethics — 2 immersions in Washington, D.C., or about the MHA@GW program in general, please contact an Admissions Counselor via email or at 1-855-674-2849.

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to advance your career in health care management with an online MHA from GW, request more information today.