Emerging Leader Program

The emerging leader program is designed to offer professional development, provide opportunities to learn new skills and advance performance. This program focuses on cultivating and promoting leadership skills to position participants for internal promotion at Cedars-Sinai.

Program Goal


The goal of the emerging leader program is to assist those who are new to entry-level leadership positions learn responsibilities that include supervising others, improving work processes and operations and ensuring good stewardship of financial resources.

Program Modules

The course content is arranged in nine modules, each designed to develop specific leadership competencies. Class participants are expected to attend all nine modules.

  1. Becoming a Leader
  2. DiSC Management Style
  3. Managing a Change Process
  4. Process Improvement: White Belt for Leaders
  5. Setting Expectations/Achieving Results
  6. Coaching for Performance
  7. DiSC Productive Conflict
  8. Healthcare Finance Basics for Leaders
  9. High-Reliability Organizations—Team Communication
How to Apply

Interested applicants for the program should complete and submit an application along with a written recommendation from their supervisor. The application will be reviewed to determine the appropriateness of this training to the individual's job role.

Individuals selected will work closely with a mentor from their department (typically their supervisor) who will commit to meet with the individual throughout the training and help apply information from the class settings into the needs and goals of their department. Each participant, in collaboration with course instructors and their mentor, will identify a leadership project they will work on during the class term. At the end of the term, participants will create and participate in a poster presentation.

Individuals enrolled will select a cohort group (either Cohort A-Wednesday or Cohort B-Tuesday). If a schedule conflict arises, individuals may attend the training with the other cohort group so they do not fall behind.

The series began in July 2019. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants who meet the enrollment criteria will be placed in the next class. Once a series of classes are filled, applicants will be notified and enrolled in the next session.

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