380.681.01 STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES AND TOOLS FOR HEALTH SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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.
Students completing this course will attain competencies in promoting institutional change through: • developing a shared vision, • assessing the current situation, • undertaking a root cause analysis of critical constraints, • establishing strategic objectives and key moves, and • developing an action learning organization for program implementation with accountability.
- Thursday 5:30 - 7:20