Leadership Essentials in Global Health, Five-Day Summer Programme – 2024

March 26, 2024

Date: August 19-24, 2024

Location: Dublin, Ireland


The in-person “Leadership Essentials Course in Global Health,” hosted by the Irish Global Health Network in Trinity College Dublin over five days in August, is dedicated to equipping participants with practical skills for leading global health programmes, particularly in resource-limited settings.

This intensive programme covers tailored key topics relevant to global health development, research, and humanitarian response, providing participants with technical expertise in project planning and management.

Participants will learn from experienced professionals in health, academia, and NGOs, gaining insights into leadership, budget management, cross-cultural communication, problem-solving, and collaboration in global health settings.

The programme will prepare participants for NGO environments, emphasizing management in humanitarian emergency response, research, global health and international development projects.

Practical sessions will be varied across a range of disciplines and include in-depth analytics, evaluation of digital interventions and sustainability in public health projects. Participants will engage in hands-on training through real-world case studies and interactive sessions, honing practical leadership skills.

Join us for an educational experience where you’ll gain hands-on training, make meaningful connections with mentors and experts, and become a change-maker in global health.

Central location: The centre for global health in Trinity College Dublin, where IGHN is hosted, is the location for the summer school.  

For any queries, please contact [email protected]

About our Tuition scholarships

Act Fast! The Irish Global Health Network has sponsored two tuition scholarships for the Leadership Essentials in Global Health course. One scholarship is designated for students from lower-middle-income countries, while the other is open to students from any high-income country worldwide. Don’t miss your chance!

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Closing Date for Scholarship applications: May 1, 2024.

A selection panel consisting of members from the IGHN educational steering committee will independently review applications and choose successful candidates by May 15th. Notification of awards will be sent to successful awardees during the week of May 20th.

A further five-day course in Global Health Leadership Essentials may be planned for a later date in 2024. Once we have reached capacity, a waiting list will be put in place on our Eventbrite page.

Course fees

Secure your spot with an early bird ticket for a cost of €820, available on a first-come, first-served basis—limited offer on our Eventbrite page! Our early bird discount ends on June 1, 2024 or when tickets are gone.

Once the allocated early bird tickets are taken, the full registration price is €1500. The closing date for registration is August 1, 2024. 

Installment plan available on full priced general admission tickets. See Eventbrite for more information.

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Accommodation in Dublin 

For information about a range of hotel and bed and breakfast options in Dublin, course participants should book early directly with accommodation providers to avoid disappointment. We recommend using booking.com or Airbnb for reservations in Dublin. Alternatively, we have compiled a quick guide to budget accommodation options in Dublin specifically for course participants. Download it here. Kindly note that IGHN is unable to provide further assistance with accommodation inquiries.

Continuous Professional Development

Currently in the process of applying for 30 CPD points

The summer programme has been endorsed by Board Chair of the Irish Global Health Network, Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf – Associate Professor in Public Health, Director of Public Health Programme, University of Birmingham, Dubai.  Read more about Dr Elmusharaf here.  

Course Outline:

From foundational principles to practical applications and partnership strategies, each day offers the opportunity to expand your understanding and expertise in global health development, research and planning. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, you’ll develop cultural competency, hone project management skills, and build technical expertise.

For more information, download the curriculum here. Please note that some details are still subject to change as we finalise the full programme. 

Day 1: Global Health Fundamentals, including Community Empowerment, Resilient Health Systems, and Leadership Representation.

Day 2: Migration, Non-Communicable Diseases, and HIV/AIDS, with a special focus on global perspectives.

Day 3: Practical Analysis and Evaluation of Global Health Programmes, covering Population Health Analysis, Digital Interventions, and Mental Health Initiatives.

Day 4: Sustainability in Global Health through Community-Centric Approaches, Planetary Health, and One Health Approach.

Day 5: Practical Skills and Partnership Strategies, including Health Volunteerism, Partnership Development, and Transitioning to Sustainable Partnerships.

In today’s competitive job market, employers increasingly seek candidates with a practical skill set, capable of navigating diverse environments and leading programmes effectively. Our programme equips you with the practical expertise to prepare you for overseas work, project management proficiency and technical expertise in global health.

Practical Skills Gained:

Preparation for Overseas Work:

  • Develop cultural competency and effective communication strategies essential for working overseas in diverse environments.
  • Acquire basic healthcare skills tailored for resource-limited settings, ensuring readiness to address healthcare challenges worldwide.
  • Learn about ethical considerations in global health practice and research, preparing you to navigate complex ethical dilemmas in the field.

Project Management Proficiency:

  • Gain expertise in project planning, implementation, and evaluation, vital for managing global health programmes effectively.
  • Acquire skills in needs assessment, resource allocation, and monitoring and evaluation of health interventions, regardless of your professional background.
  • Enhance your problem-solving abilities and decision-making skills through case studies and group discussions focused on real-world challenges in global health.

Technical Expertise in Global Health:

  • Explore a range of global health issues, including disease outbreaks, non-communicable diseases, and health system strengthening, from both medical and non-medical perspectives.
  • Learn about evaluation methods for digital health interventions and engage in interactive sessions to understand the role of technology in improving healthcare delivery.
  • Participate in workshops on NGO management, partnership development, and collaboration with international organizations, providing insights applicable to professionals across disciplines.

Research Exposure and Skills Enhancement:

  • Enhance your research skills with a focus on global health interventions, programme evaluation, and evidence-based decision-making.
  • Engage with experts in the field through surveys, panel discussions, and interactive sessions, gaining practical insights into research methodologies and data analysis techniques.
  • Utilize real-world case studies to strengthen your analytical abilities and contribute to evidence-based practice and policy development in global health.

Target Group

Whether you’re a health professional, postgraduate student, or researcher, this course welcomes a wide range of participants. While it’s open to everyone, we’ve designed the curriculum to meet the demand for global health upskilling with particular consideration for five key groups:

Existing Health Professionals: Medics and non-medics alike, including doctors, nurses, public health professionals, pharmacists, social workers, and allied health professionals.

Students: Undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in global health, public health, international development, or related fields.

NGO staff: Health professionals already working in the field who wish to enhance their project management skills, broaden their technical expertise, or transition into roles with greater responsibility in global health practice.

Aspiring health professionals: Individuals seeking to pursue careers in global health, humanitarian aid, and international development, regardless of their professional background. Whether you’re a recent graduate or transitioning from another field, this course provides a solid foundation and practical skills to kickstart your career in global health.

Researchers: Scholars and researchers looking to expand their knowledge of global health interventions and gain practical experience in programme evaluation and implementation. Whether you’re conducting academic research, evaluating programme effectiveness, or contributing to evidence-based policy development, this course provides valuable insights and opportunities to enhance your research skills in the context of global health.

We look forward to welcoming you as we examine the most recent and pressing issues in global health, analyse successful programmes, champion sustainability, and hone practical skills for impactful collaboration. Through real-world case studies, you’ll strengthen your analytical abilities and contribute to evidence-based practice and policy development in international development and the management of global health projects. Don’t miss out on this transformative opportunity!




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