What will you learn?

  • Better handle clinical load swings via a combination of productivity improvements, planning and forecasting, and informed scheduling
  • Develop information systems for monitoring operational efficiency, future planning and performance reviews
  • Link budgeting, cost control and investment decisions to outcomes
  • Apply human resource management practices that lead to better team motivation and performance, which aids strategic planning, fosters leadership development, and increases employee retention
  • Monitor and evaluate patient satisfaction as a driver for future uptake of eye care services
  • Plan and design networks for comprehensive eye care
Target Group

Heads of Eye Hospital who mostly tend to be an ophthalmologist

Course Location
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
50 per batch
Course In-Charge
Mr. Sanil Joseph
Contact Details
72, KK Salai, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 452-4356-500
+(91) 452-2530-984
Eligibility Criteria
  • This course is most successful when participants learn not only from the faculty, but equally from each other through sharing of their own experiences and problems. You are therefore qualified if your eye care responsibilities and experiences can contribute to an informed, nuanced debate. You are an ideal participant if you manage a hospital or organization providing eye care.
  • We recognize that in many instances this role is performed by an ophthalmologist. Applications will therefore be assessed based on the following criteria:
  • Current level of organisational responsibility
  • Ability to contribute to and learn from the course
  • Balance of management and professional backgrounds
  • Geographical and cultural diversity.
  • As the course will be presented in English, all applicants will be expected to communicate effectively in English.

This one-week course provides and overview of principles and practices of management for the efficient delivery of eye care services, with a particular focus on implementation and the measurement tools that heads of hospitals need for evidence-based decision making.

Course Details

When to come?

This one week course is offered every January.

Where to stay?

Accommodation can be arranged at Inspiration – Aravind trainee’s hostel. It is a comfortable and quiet place located close to the LAICO and Aravind Eye Hospital Campus. It offers common spaces where you can relax and chat with your classmates from all over the world. Rooms have televisions and wireless Internet connections.

Food: Breakfast and Dinner will be served at Inspiration Hostel.  The venue for Lunch will be at LAICO dining hall during the course period.  The food cost for lunch and dinner will be charged separately.

Please note: on Sundays, the mess will be closed for Lunch and Dinner. Participants are requested to have food at outside hotel. However there are good restaurants located nearby Inspiration (walk-able distance).

Please see the Inspiration brochure for more details.

Where to learn?

The course will be held at Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO), in Madurai, India.  It is fully equipped with a 200-seat auditorium, projector-enabled classrooms and facilities for group discussion.  Madurai is well connected by air, rail and road to Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Trivandrum.  Nearby tourist attractions include a hill resort at Kodaikanal, the temple town of Rameswaram, and the southernmost tip of India at Kanyakumari.

The climate is pleasant during January and rain is rare at this time of the year.  The days are generally warm and the nights comfortable.

E-mail terminals are available in LAICO, which participants can use during breaks, before or after hours.

How to pay?

Participants from India and Nepal pay a INR 12,000 course fee with the GST of 18%.  All other overseas participants pay USD 500 with the GST of 18%.  These amounts include tuition, teaching materials and field visits.  Securing your spot in the course required sending the course fee within two weeks of receiving your confirmation letter.  An invoice in this letter will instruct you how to pay by Demand Draft (D.D.) or wire transfer to Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology in Madurai, India.  If admission is within two weeks of the start of the course, payment is to be made posthaste.  If you request to cancel your enrollment two weeks prior to the course start date you will be refunded 100% of your payment.  A 25% cancellation fee is applicable if we receive your cancellation request occurs less than two weeks prior to the course start date.

How to prepare?

All international travelers must secure a visa before arriving.  When we receive your registration details we will send an invitation letter for your local Embassy or Consulate on your behalf.  It must be submitted along with your application for the conference visa.  Visa processing takes time, so we ask you to apply well in advance.