Professional Development

Not ready for a full masters program with your busy schedule? UCLA's Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management offers various professional development programs in Health Law, Lean and your path to Green Belt, Health System Analytics, and more, so you can gain the skills right now when you need them.

Today more than ever, health care organizations are faced with the challenge to reduce costs and increase capacities while delivering increasingly better patient care.  Lean has become the gold standard for improving quality, identifying waste and reducing costs throughout the health care industry. Participants of our workshops develop a comprehensive understanding of key Lean performance improvement tools. You will gain knowledge of Lean transformation concepts, develop improvement teams, build skills required to quickly identify “non-value-added” activities, and implement tools to improve quality, access, and efficiency within your healthcare organization.

Sign up today for one or more of our courses and gain Lean improvement skills!

The U.S. healthcare system is defined and managed by myriad regulations, policies, litigation and contracts. However, the context of medical services delivery organization and financing is often not well understood by professionals in adjacent industries.

The goal of this intensive program is to facilitate law professionals' development of knowledge and context for practicing health and medical practice law. Topics include: health system organization & financing; medical terminology; regulation, contracts & litigation in the U.S. health system; familiarity with policies & changes in health services delivery reform.

The series is optimally attended by participants practicing law, supporting law offices, or enrolled in law school. Discussion of healthcare regulation, contracts, and litigation will assume an understanding of general law terms.

Business analysts and data scientists are experts in using data to inform their decisions. This professional development program will prepare you to extract valuable information from databases and data “lakes” to answer focused questions, as well as teach you to transform insights from interdisciplinary data analysis into tangible resources for business decision-making. Topics include: healthcare marketplace & reform to gain contextual knowledge; financial analytics; managerial analytics; people analytics; and data visualization (familiarization with Tableau™).

Enrollees come from a variety of backgrounds, including business, science, and humanities. Applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree, and all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

This intensive training is specifically tailored for managing projects of any kind in healthcare environments. Public, private, government professionals in management or policy will learn to manage all phases of a project - from creating a project plan with key work streams, to monitoring the budget, and completing the project on time. Interactive real-world exercises and extensive case studies help you apply the techniques learned, and build skills to manage large-scale projects with confidence.

The course can be used to satisfy the required 35 hours of project management education for PMP certification. Familiarization of Microsoft Project™ will be gained. The course focuses on the processes articulated in the Project Management Institute's "Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK®) and provides a solid introduction to the fundamental principles of the PMBOK approach and best practices.