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Press release

Berlin, May 3, 2016

ESMT Berlin supports leadership development of global health professionals in cooperation with the InterAcademy Partnership for Health

  • ESMT Berlin supports Young Physician Leaders program 2016 in Berlin
  • Leadership training and networking platform for young leaders in global health

As part of the Young Physician Leaders program (YPL), ESMT Berlin is offering a leadership course for young leaders from global health with outstanding potential. In conjunction with the World Health Summit (WHS), the seminar will be held on October 6 - 11, 2016 in Berlin. The tuition fee is €5,000, and the application deadline is August 31st, 2016.

The annual YPL program aims to increase the number of skilled leaders in the field of global health. In order to build capacity in this area, ESMT Berlin provides leadership workshops. Within the framework of the program, the international business school provides academic input and coaching on leadership and teamwork. The workshops are designed to encourage networking between participants and promote leadership development for health professionals.

The YPL sessions at ESMT Berlin begin with Dr. Nora Grasselli, ESMT Program Director, welcoming the participants and visiting health research laboratories and start-up companies in the Berlin area. On the second and third day, Dr. Nora Grasselli together with Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, President of the New York Academy of Medicine, will work with the participants on their roles, styles, and approaches as leaders. In addition, they will explore the topics of cooperation and teamwork – one of the key issues to master as a leader in global health. Subsequent to the workshop, participants actively participate in the World Health Summit, the world’s most prominent forum bringing together key leaders from academia, politics, civil society, and the private sector, preparing and delivering a workshop during the conference.

The YPL program was founded in 2011 in partnership with the WHS and the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres and Medical Universities. The program aims to foster a new generation of leaders in global health, while encouraging the exchange between medical executives across the globe and promoting the growth of leadership competencies. The participants of this program are young physicians, researchers, managers from the pharmaceutical and medical devices field, health NGOs, and health policy makers under the age of 40. In 2016, the YPL program will take place for the sixth time with ESMT Berlin supporting it for the first time.

About ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, an executive MBA/MPA, a master’s in management as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT Berlin focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and the management of technology. ESMT Berlin faculty publishes in top academic journals. Additionally, the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. The business school is based in Berlin, Germany, with Schloss Gracht as an additional location near Cologne. ESMT Berlin is a private business school with the right to grant PhDs and is accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA.