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Aspen Ethical Leadership Program

Leading Toward Justice

September 10-13, 2023
Aspen, Colorado

The racial justice reckoning of the past few years combined with the drastically disparate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities has prompted soul-searching in all corners of society — including health care.  As the Aspen Ethical Leadership Program convenes in 2023, we will explore the potential roles of health care leaders in creating a more just world.

About the Program

“This is the meeting I attend to reconnect with my north star.”
– Fred Southwick, MD, Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine

The curriculum will once again bring together a thoughtfully curated cohort of leaders to grapple with and practice ethical decision-making using our hallmark case-study format, exploring ripped-from-the-headlines situations that organizational leaders are facing daily.  Our unique format and curated roster of speakers and attendees provides space to explore the ethical issues of the moment in a caring, collegial, and confidential environment. The case-study format and AELP methodology provide a practical framework for developing skills for ethical awareness, deliberative assessment, and strategic values-driven action.  

“Every day I face dilemmas navigating unsettled science with competing interests. This conference helps me with moral distress and implementing decisions.”  -  Sharon Levine, MD

Who Should Attend

AELP candidates are senior or rising leaders in health care organizations, health policy, or public health with a commitment to ethical leadership and a desire to engage with a network of professionals who share this commitment. This may include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals, but also attorneys, entrepreneurs, MBAs, and others.

Program Cost

Program tuition is $1,800 for general attendance, $1,400 for government employees, and $1,100 for students.  Fee includes program materials, one meal each day, and snacks throughout the program.  

The full conference tuition is refundable, less a $200 processing fee, if your cancellation is received, in writing, within 30 days prior to the start of the event.

Application Information

This conference has selective admission, and attendance is limited to ensure that every participant will have opportunities for direct interaction with our renowned program faculty.  Program alumni and confirmed registrants for the 2022 program are automatically accepted for 2023. 

Covid Information

The Aspen Ethical Leadership Program is committed to the health and safety of its participants. We will adhere to current local and CDC health guidance at the time of the conference and will make decisions based on the best information at the time.



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