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About The Leadership Program

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

Key Dates

First 3-day immersion at Duke Integrative Medicine
Online course work
Second 3-day immersion at Duke Integrative Medicine
Mentorship Experience and Business Plan Creation

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:

  • Ken Paulus, former CEO of Allina Health who implemented an integrative approach throughout the entire Allina Healthcare system
  • 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
  • Melinda Ring, Executive Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Northwestern Medicine
  • 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
  • Wayne Jonas, Integrative Health expert and former President & CEO of the Samueli Institute
  • 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 is divided into four focus areas— Leadership and Strategy, Integrative Healthcare and Healthcare Environment, Communication and Business Operations, Health and Wellbeing.

During the online portion of the curriculum, participants will have access to six new modules every three weeks for six months. The international faculty – renowned experts in Integrative Healthcare, 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.


The application for March 2020 enrollment is open until December 31, 2019.

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