Lutine Management Associates and American University Offer Key Healthcare Executive Leader Fellowship

Lutine Management Associates (Lutine) and American University (AU) have joined in collaboration to offer members of Lutine’s partner associations access to the Key Healthcare Executive Leader Fellowship (KHELF).

Housed withing the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University, the KHELF is a multi-layered, integrated approach designed to provide opportunities for the professional development of leaders within the medical field. Participants are introduced to the basic tools of leadership in a stimulating and applied leadership development program. The curriculum promotes discourse around current issues facing healthcare leaders, interaction with clinical and non-clinical stakeholders, specialties, and other organizations, all in a mutual learning environment that inspires participants to make substantive contributions and pursue greater responsibilities within their respective health systems.

The KHELF consists of eight days of interactive instruction and discussion spaced out over four months. In between sessions, participants are able to apply what they have learned and each month the cohort reconvenes to discuss their experiences and explore new material. This interactive, applied Fellowship provides participants with ideas, techniques, experiential exercises, and contemplative reflections to apply leadership competencies directly to the challenges they face in the healthcare workplace.

Lutine President Ray Saputelli, MBA, CAE explained why Lutine sought out this partnership, saying: “The speed at which healthcare is changing, and the necessary systemic changes required to transform and reshape our healthcare system will require a new generation of leader who has honed the skills required to work across clinical and non-clinical teams. Our members have told us time and again that they want a resource to grow as leaders, and we are excited to partner with AU on this exciting program.”

Patrick S. Malone, PhD, FACHE is the director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at AU. Dr. Malone agrees that the current healthcare environment requires leaders who have dedicated themselves to a life-long journey of personal development and notes the great number of program graduates who are now respected leaders in both the public and private healthcare sector. “We owe so much to our healthcare professionals who have given so much to our communities. We are thrilled to partner with Lutine in providing our healthcare heroes a forum for continuing their leadership journey and discussing their mutual challenges.”

The first KHELF cohort is scheduled to begin with an orientation session on January 15, 2022 and registration is now open.  View the Program Schedule here.

Questions on the program and curriculum should be directed to Dr. Malone directly at