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380.681.01 STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES AND TOOLS FOR HEALTH SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:
Description:

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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
assess current situations
Discuss developing a shared vision
promote institutional change through

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class presentations of small group work and a final project presentation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday 5:30 - 7:20
Enrollment Minimum: 12
Enrollment Maximum: 36
Enrollment Restriction: Masters and Doctoral students
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Permission from instructor is required for this course.

Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With: