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About The Leadership Program

The Leadership Program in Health and Well-Being is a one-year robust, combined in-person and distance-based leadership development and mentoring program for well-being leaders that teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully develop, launch, lead, sustain, and grow an health and well-being culture across all healthcare settings.

Key Dates

First 3-day immersion at Duke Integrative Medicine
September – March
Online course work
Second 3-day immersion at Duke Integrative Medicine
March – August
Mentorship Experience and Business Plan Creation
Final Project Presentation and Graduation

About the Program Curriculum


During the Immersions, participants receive personal training in leadership skills such as mindfulness practice, effective group dynamics, fostering transformation, mastering structural integrity, and organizational evolution. Participants can expect to deepen their understanding of who they are as leaders, increase their ability to communicate effectively, and understand how to improve a sense of ownership and accountability in those they lead.

Each day course participants will hear from nationally-recognized leaders such as:

  • Tracy Gaudet, MD, is an internationally known expert in transforming health care and serves as the Executive Director of the Chopra Institute for Whole Health and an advisor to the Healthy US Collaborative. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) National Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation.
  • General Stanley McChrystal, who led the transformation of the US forces in Afghanistan
  • Ralph Snyderman,  Chancellor Emeritus at Duke, whose vision helped create the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health
  • John Weeks, writer, speaker, chronicler and organizer with 32 years of experience in the movement for integrative health and medicine. He is editor of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and writes a blog for The Huffington Post
  • Daniel Friedland, Integrative Health researcher and former Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
  • General Eric Schoomaker, former United States Army Lieutenant who served as the 42nd Surgeon General of the United States Army and Commanding General, United States Army Medical Command
  • Myles Spar, leading authority in Integrative Men’s Health and a primary medical advisor for the National Basketball Association
  • Patricia Herman, senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and expert on health economics and innovative care models

The Leadership Immersions take place at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.

Online Coursework

The online curriculum for The Leadership Program in Health and Well-Being includes courses on the following content areas

  • Leadership Styles
  • Mindful Awareness
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Human Resources
  • Work Culture
  • Emerging Models of Care
  • Exemplar Well-being Models
  • Confidence and Influence for Impact
  • Well-being of the Leader
  • Current Landscape of Health and Well-being

The international faculty – renowned experts in health and well-being, leadership, and business – are dedicated to each participant’s success.


Participants are paired with a mentor from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, which was recently ranked the number one business school in the nation. With their mentor’s help, participants will craft a business plan for implementing or evolving Integrative Healthcare at their institution or organization.

Well-Being Coach

To lead a transformative program, we must live it first. This unique program focuses on the inner life of the leader. Participants complete a Health and Well-Being Self-Assessment prior to the start of the program and have the opportunity to work on self-care with a Well-Being Coach throughout the year.


The application for September 2020 enrollment is open until June 30, 2020.

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