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380.681.01 Strategic Leadership Principles and Tools for Health System Transformation in Developing Countries

Population, Family and Reproductive Health
2nd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  5:30 - 7:20pm
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructors:

Introduces students to the principles of strategic leadership, placing these in the context of facilitating health systems change in developing countries. Covers the following topics: mental models and the household production of health, systems thinking and strategic leverage, personal mastery and commitment to change, action-learning principles and practice, shared vision and creative tension, the theory of constraints and root cause analysis, strategy design and key moves, implementation with accountability, and linking data to action. Develops leadership skills via interactive computer exercises using STARGuide software, small group work and class presentations.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. assess current situations
  2. Discuss developing a shared vision
  3. promote institutional change through
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class presentations of small group work and a final project presentation.

Enrollment Restriction:

Masters and Doctoral students

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Permission from instructor is required for this course.

Jointly Offered With: