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

Monday 9 May 2022 to Sunday 31 December 2023

Future-proofing cancer organisations for uncertain and fast-changing times

Course description

Great experience to learn from the best and to get to know other members of worldwide cancer organisations to see what can be achieved, what can be changed and what we must keep on doing to diminish cancer gaps.

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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 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

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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.

Access the course


To access the course, you will need to register for or sign-in to your UICC eLearning account.

  • Employees of UICC member organisations have unlimited free access to all self-guided courses on the platform
  • Individuals who are not employed by a UICC member organisation can purchase courses and gain access to the content for a six-month period.

Event Information

Capacity Building Team
Virtual -
UICC Member
This event is under the auspices of UICC
Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
Last update: 
Friday 2 December 2022