551.610.18 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP: A LEADERSHIP SURVEY COURSE
Students develop an understanding of the role of the organizational leader, and the essential knowledge and skills the role requires. Designed to provide a framework for understanding the process of working effectively with and leading others. Drawing from a variety of disciplines, places emphasis on the role of the leader in relation to organizational effectiveness, developing a vision for the future, leading change, and building adaptive organizational cultures.
At the completion of this course, students will be able to: • Explain the nature of organizational leadership • Provide examples of the requirements for effective public health and health service organizational leadership • Apply principles and theories of leadership to current health care and health sector issues and challenges • Appreciate the importance of self-awareness and relationship management to effective leadership • Determine the requirements of leading a health organization through innovative change • Develop a personal philosophy and approach to the practice of leadership