Abstract: During the past decade, there has been a growing interest in competency-based performance systems for enhancing both individual and organizational performance in health professions. The applied aspects of management profiles created many opportunities for systematic and focused design of activities to develop leaders. It is reasonable to expect differences in requirements for the training needs of managers from different levels of management - strategic, operational and team. This study attempted to identify what the respondents consider as the most important skills for a manager of their position within their organization and draw up guidelines for basic modeling of key management skills necessary to optimize the training of health managers. The study was carried out among 220 health managers, 730 health professionals from hospitals. Clearly are identified three basic skills needed for managers of low and medium level: teamwork, discipline, planning and organizing. Based on the evaluations and specific requirements and development needs of managers modular training programs for development may be designed and academic bachelor and master programs in healthcare management rethought.
Keywords: healthcare management, competency, training, development