Monday, 9 May 2022 - 02:00 - Wednesday, 31 August 2022 - 02:00

Master course: Future-proofing cancer organisations for uncertain and fast-changing times


Course description

Master courses

Master courses are purpose-built by UICC and internationally recognised leaders in their field addressing priority subjects in global cancer control.

Delivered 100% online via the UICC eLearning platform, they offer a blend of modular learning and peer-exchange, combining pre-recorded webinars and case studies with assignments, discussion forum activities and live Q&A sessions.

Course delivery

This course will be delivered over 4 modules with approximately 1.5 hours required per module. Modules are released sequentially every two weeks, starting on 9 May 2022, with completion expected by mid-July.

This course is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE) and its completion gives 6 European CME Credits.


The emerging trends of the past few decades have transformed the environment many organisations operate in: new technologies now influence all areas of social and work life; hyper-connectivity has overturned traditional power structures and created a global network society; complex systemic challenges have shifted expectations on how different sectors and stakeholders must work together to drive social impact.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated those changes while also increasing disruption and uncertainty. While in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic many organisations were able to effectively adapt to maintain their operations, the current uncertain context has highlighted the need of and created an opportunity for a deeper paradigm shift in the way leaders guide others and organisations pursue their missions.

Through this Master course, participants will take a closer look at some of the emerging leadership and organisational challenges of today: from creating an environment attractive to talent, to developing operational resilience, from planning in the face of uncertainty to embracing the opportunities of digital, from creating innovations for lasting social impact to strengthening the collaborative fabric and culture within our organisations.

Framing those challenges within the context of cancer control organisations, the course will combine insights from organisational and leadership experts with perspectives from cancer control leaders and practitioners to provide participants with new ideas and practical tools that can help them make their organisations future-ready now.

Learning outcomes

By following this course, participants will:
  • Discover the latest leadership practice towards creating enabling environments for talent and conditions for impact.
  • Explore approaches and practices to support strategic decision-making at times of uncertainty.
  • Gain practical tools to create innovative projects and solutions designed around the people who will benefit from them.
  • Access expertise and perspectives on leveraging digital tools to support, engage and communicate with various audiences.
  • Explore ways to build strategic networks to maximise mission impact in resource-constrained environments.

Target audience

For UICC Members only

This course is particularly targeted towards those in a middle- or senior-management role within cancer civil society organisations, cancer agencies, cancer centres, patient support groups and foundations, with at least some involvement in the organisation’s strategic management and/or oversight of staff or teams.

Those serving on the Board of cancer organisations, as well as cancer care practitioners with an interest in leadership and organisational practices may also benefit from the course.

This course will be delivered exclusively in English.


Applications for this course are now closed.

Event Information

Capacity Building Team
Date and time
UICC member

Last update

Wednesday 23 November 2022

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