Medical Executive Leadership Programme

Hear from Rhona Mahony on the Medical Executive Leadership Programme (MELP) and how it aims to support the development of current and future leaders in healthcare

Programme Overview


This programme runs a number of times each year.

Duration: 3 x 4-day modules (12 days) delivered over 6 months in residential settings including Mount Juliet Estate (Kilkenny), the Irish College Leuven (Belgium) and on-campus at Trinity Business School.

Format: In-person

Who is this programme designed for?

The Medical Executive Leadership Programme aims to support the development of current and future leaders in healthcare, who are facilitated to cultivate their own leadership styles, are equipped with the skills to become positive agents of change within the healthcare sector and are enabled to give more to patient care.

What does the programme offer to participants?

The programme will create a collaborative network of leaders in healthcare empowered to support each other in driving real change and delivering better patient outcomes. Upon completion, participants receive an Executive Certificate in Medical Executive Leadership from Trinity Business School and are inducted into the alumni communities of Trinity Business School and the Trinity Healthcare Leadership network.


  • Leadership Strategies for Organisational Success
  • Leadership through Negotiating and Influencing
  • Resilience & Leadership
  • Teaming to drive change in Healthcare
  • Advanced Leadership Development
  • Lean Methodologies & Operational Excellence


"MELP was an enlightening and richly rewarding experience. It was a powerful blend of academia and experience, enabling trust, cohesion and collective thinking among senior healthcare leaders. The focus on high performance teams and organisational transformation was invaluable and I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to make the most out of leadership opportunity in healthcare." - Kay Connolly CEO, SVUH

"I wish I had had this opportunity much earlier in my career. MELP was an excellent exercise in building teams and consensus among senior healthcare executives. It has formed a platform with the undoubted potential to be a significant influence on healthcare policy and delivery into the future."- Conor O' Keane

"This programme really helped me to prepare for the transition to consultancy by equipping me with powerful leadership tools and insights. I loved the opportunity to collaborate with my senior colleagues and learn about strategies to achieve organisational change. I look forward to furthering that collaboration to achieve real advances in healthcare during my career."- Clare O'Connor

"Our undergraduate and postgraduate system has little focus on formal leadership and management education. We learn a lot on the ground but it was invaluable to have the opportunity to study with a group of senior healthcare colleagues at a top global business school. Really impactful and I highly recommend"- Keith Synott

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