With the goal of developing people to lead health system transformation and enable socially accountable change in their community the CCL Program targets senior and high potential leaders across the fields of healthcare practice and education. Participants have the commitment and opportunity to create and implement a change initiative within their organization to help improve care for priority populations. In the program these individuals will self-reflect upon their own leadership and their organization. This reflection will be framed within appreciative inquiry, social accountability and community engagement.

shutterstock_117024739 copyParticipating professionals are organized into teams consisting of a minimum of two members from each organization and/or community that represent different professions. Structured to be context specific, the curriculum is adapted to the individuals, teams, organizations and communities participating. Participants will work on a Capstone Initiative during and between sessions in which they will develop, design, implement and evaluate a change initiative in their community or organization based on the principles of social accountability and community engagement. Participants from the same organization should either be working on the same initiative or be prepared to integrate, align or link different initiatives as part of working systemically.


The candidates meet the following prerequisites:

•   Five or more years of experience in a leadership role

•   Support of their organization to participate in the program

•   An identified Capstone Project that engages the community