Top Management Program for Healthcare Institutions - AESE Business School - Formação de Executivos

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Top Management Program for Healthcare Institutions

“At PADIS you will find an environment of study, systemic vision, knowledge sharing, teamwork, multidisciplinarity of teachers and participants, with a flexibility that allows you to adapt to the demanding and uncertain daily life…
PADIS will make it possible to develop relevant skills for the proper management of the resources involved in the health system, which is also a moral imperative for those responsible for running the system or its institutions”.

José Fonseca Pires

Programme Director


The contact with National and International Health Institutions is a unique opportunity to share good management and humanization practices.


With PADIS, participants will:

  • Train articulation and integration skills in multidisciplinary work groups.
  • Exercise the skills of dialogue and peer respect in the face of real complex problems.
  • Improve the ability to integrate, organize, motivate and manage people.
  • Upgrade knowledge, expertise, and directive skills.
  • To broaden knowledge of the various aspects and interactions that constitute the Management of Health Institutions in a perspective of optimization and rationalization of resources.
  • Improve the ability to make decisions, analyze their impact on other areas of the Health System.
  • Develop a greater ability to understand the internal reality and the social and economic context of the Health System.
  • To be sorry that the Program has ended.

    Participant Profile

    PADIS is aimed at Top Managers of Health Care Institutions (Primary, Hospital and Continuous Care; Tutelage and Technical, Deontological and Operational Supervision Bodies) in the public, private and social sectors, namely:

    • Members of the Executive Councils and Clinical Councils of the ACES
    • USF’s Coordinators
    • Members of the Hospitals’ Board of Directors
    • Service Directors, Heads of Service or equivalent.

    Program structure

    • Human Behavior in the Organization
    • Strategic Operations Management and Service Excellence
    • Health Information Systems
    • Management Control Systems, Economics and Finance
    • Commercial Policy and Marketing

      International Experience

      PADIS includes:

      • The three-day international program at CUN – Clínica Universidad de Navarra, a reference worldwide, enabling the contact with different institutional cultures, new ways of doing and thinking about organizational details, as well as getting to know the innovative management methods of this health unit thar stands out for the humanization and quality of the services it provides.
      • The visit to National Health Institutions, specifically in Lisbon and Porto, according to the location of each of the program editions.

      Case method

      Leading can only be learned… by leading.

      By placing participants face to face with real business conflicts, managers are called upon to assume the role of decision-makers in circumstances similar to their day-to-day lives in organizations. The cases pose challenges that require effective responses in the face of rigorous analysis of limited or even insufficient information, in ambiguous or complex political-economic contexts. Individual diagnosis and decisions are negotiated with experienced, talented, and ambitious colleagues.

      This is why learning at AESE is inspired on the Harvard Business School model and developed in the image of the IESE Business School.

      Today, the Case Method stands out as a sophisticated means of transforming potential talent into powerful decision-making capabilities.Phases of the Case Method:

      • Individual study: Reading and studying each case in order to analyze the facts, alternatives, and decisions that can unfold from it.
      • Study Group: The richness of this step lies in the fact that each of the participants will present approaches and solutions based on their background and professional experience. The various approaches are also an excellent opportunity to examine the different criteria.
      • Plenary session: With a broader view and as a result of the evaluation carried out in the two previous phases, the professor leads and coordinates the debate, summarizes the main aspects of the case, relates them to the most significant theories, and highlights the relevant values and options, taking into account the various criteria alternatives and possible decision.

      Simulation Game

      Strategic operations management in a hospital context*
      Through a game that simulates the operation of a Hospital Emergency Department, frequent problems in the management of health services will be debated, the main areas for improvement will be highlighted and concrete strategies will be outlined. * Best Paper Award at the 4th International Conference on Organisation and Management (ICOM 2019), Abu Dhabi.
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      Golden Valley: Business Simulation Game
      In this simulation you will have the opportunity to participate in the creation of a company as an investor, employee or entrepreneur; to make investment, staffing and risk management decisions; to analyse economic and financial performance by monitoring key indicators; to test and budget for different business strategies and market conditions, assessing the impact of your decisions. You will learn from mistakes, receiving immediate feedback on your decisions and identifying areas for improvement. A fun, competitive and challenging apprenticeship.

      Portuguese Medical Association

      PADIS is approved for access to the Competence in Health Services Management of the Portuguese Medical Association.

      Next editions and duration

      PADIS has 2 editions per year, each consisting of 60 sessions. The Program is compatible with professional work, requiring participants to attend work sessions every week for two half-days.

      PADIS Lisbon will be held from April till June 2024, on Tuesday afternoons (1:00 pm to 7:30 pm) and Wednesday mornings (9:00 am to 1:15 pm), at the AESE Campus..

      PADIS Porto will take place from September till December 2024, on Monday afternoons (from 1 pm to 7:30 pm) and Tuesday mornings (from 9 am to 1:15 pm).

      Languages: Portuguese and Spanish.


      8.100€ + VAT

      Included in the price is: documentation, support material, catering, parking, travel and stay at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra.

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