Managing to Leading Bootcamp

There is a clear need for agile and effective change agents in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. Managers are uniquely positioned within organizations to play a pivotal role in informing and accelerating organizational transformation, but they often need support in developing the fundamental insights, skills, and competencies to lead change. Managing to Leading is a two-month accelerated health care leadership development program for transforming emerging and middle managers into informed leaders.


Elements of the Managing to Leading Bootcamp program include:

  • In-person seminars. Two dynamic seminars, one lasting three days and one lasting two days, are taught by faculty with decades of experience in both health care and leadership development. These interactive seminars consist of case-based and experiential learning activities that facilitate the application of new skills in the workplace.
  • Executive coaching. Executive coaching is provided to participants in small groups both at the in-person seminars and during the intersession time period. Coaches support participants in identifying key developmental areas, coach them through their experimentation with new skills and behaviors, and facilitate participants’ reflections on their learning.
  • Personalized leadership development plan. Using the results of their diagnostic tools (e.g., 360º feedback and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), and with support from their coach and peers, participants will create a leadership development plan that highlights leadership strengths and areas for development, identifies one or more leadership skills to improve, and details an action plan for experimentation and feedback.
  • Intersession activities. Between the two core seminars, participants complete selected readings, participate in practical applications of seminar topics, and connect virtually with their executive coach and small peer group.

The curriculum is delivered through a multi-faceted approach that includes:

  • Knowledge acquisition (didactics, readings)
  • Experiential simulation (role plays, case studies)
  • Support in the application of skills and time for reflection and feedback (executive coaching in small group settings)

The program covers the following topics through seminars and intersession activities over a three-month period:

  • Self-awareness and change
  • Change management
  • Influence and power
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Conflict and difficult conversations
  • Communicating up, down, and sideways
  • Motivating and developing others
  • Accountability and overcoming resistance


Program Requirements

Over the course of the program, participants agree to the following:

  1. Personally and actively participate in two in-person seminars in the San Francisco Bay Area (for information on seminar dates, see below).
  2. Participate in all of the virtual meetings with your executive coach.
  3. Commit to approximately one hour per week to complete program assignments, which include readings and pre-work for seminars.
  4. Develop and begin implementation of a personal leadership development plan.
  5. Participate in the ongoing evaluation of the program both during and after the program graduation.

There are two in-person seminars in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dates for future programs are to be determined.

Managing to Leading Bootcamp is run through Healthforce Center at UCSF.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is a Bay Area-based foundation that seeks to develop outcome-based projects that will improve the quality of life for future generations. In the area of patient care, the Foundation focuses on improving patient experience and outcomes.