Leadership Development Programs

At Cedars-Sinai, we believe leadership development and succession planning are critical activities for securing transformational leaders at all levels of nursing practice across the organization.

Interested in our Nursing Professional Development Opportunities?



A male Cedars-Sinai nurse with a female nurse.

Rising Star Leadership Program

The Rising Star Leadership Program is a succession-planning program for clinical nurses. This leadership-development program was created and sponsored by the Geri and Richard Brawerman Nursing Institute to develop our clinical nurses to become stronger nurse leaders.

Cedars-Sinai doctor talking to a nurse.

Emerging Leader Program

The Emerging Leader Program is designed to offer interprofessional development opportunities to those who are new to entry-level leadership positions. This program focuses on cultivating and promoting leadership skills that position participants for internal promotion at Cedars-Sinai.


Rising Star Leadership Program/Emerging Leader Program

Rising Star Leadership Program

To provide clinical nurses with:

  • Interpersonal development and leadership skills
  • Designing and implementing interventions
  • Change management skill set

Emerging Leader Program

To assist new leaders with:

  • Team and relationship building
  • Improving work processes and operations
  • Ensuring good stewardship of financial resources