Global Health Leadership Accelerator

A stimulating, intensive two-week leadership training, in the company of some of the brightest minds and most accomplished practitioners in public health


Esteemed Bloomberg Faculty


Life-changing days

Accelerating Leadership Worldwide

The Leadership Accelerator is the second generation of the acclaimed Gates Institute Summer Institute in Reproductive Health and Development, which trained close to 600 mid-career professionals from 71 countries in two- to three-week courses between 1999 and 2014.

Attendees hailed from academia, research centers, donors, governments, and NGOs, and were selected for their promise as leaders in global health. Graduates of the Summer Institutes have become government ministers, policy leaders, CEOs of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), parliamentarians, leading researchers and advocates, and even a head of state. 

The new Leadership Accelerator will engage mid-career policy-makers, program managers, advocates and academicians who exhibit exceptional promise and potential for leadership and achievement in global health. 


The two-week Global Health Leadership Accelerator will impart innovative approaches to leadership, program management, policy analysis, strategic planning, communications, advocacy and organizational change. Through dynamic discussions and hands-on exercises, participants will learn new skills, apply them to real-world examples and reflect on what they’ve learned. 

The discussion-based course is led by the following esteemed faculty from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:

Henry Mosley, MD, MPH – Professor Emeritus, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, JHSPH
Ben Lozare, PhD – Director, Training and Capacity Building, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Jose Rimon II, MA, PgDip – Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Institute, and Senior Scientist, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, JHSPH
Arzum Ciloglu, MPH, DrPH – Director, Capacity Strengthening, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

(Drs. Mosley and Lozare and Mr. Rimon are the architects and instructors of the much-lauded Strategic Leadership for Health System Transformation course at Hopkins.)

In addition to participating in group instruction, students will collaborate in small groups and create and deliver presentations.