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312.610.20 Foundations of Organizational Leadership

Health Policy and Management
3rd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Mon 02/19/2018 - Thu 02/22/2018
Class Times:
Course will be taught on February 19, 21, 22, 2018 from 8:30 -5:00 pm each day.
  • M W Th,  8:30am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Judith Holzer
Course Instructor:

This course is designed for people from different backgrounds who have an interest in leadership as well as those with management and leadership experience who seek to strengthen their ability to lead in a complex and changing world. The underlying premise of this course is that the exercise of principled leadership creates conditions which enable organizations and their members to be effective and adaptive in order to achieve those goals. More than ever before, health care and related organizations and their leadership are required to revitalize and transform themselves in the face of continual change.

Enables students to develop an understanding of the role of the organizational leader, and the essential knowledge and skills that role requires. Provides a framework for understanding the process of working effectively with and leading others. Drawing from a variety of disciplines, emphasizes development of a personal leadership model and philosophy.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the role and role expectations of organizational leadership
  2. Recognize the differences between effective and less effective leadership behaviors
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical leadership and its influence on organizational behavior
  4. Explain the importance of emotional intelligence and social competencies to effective leadership
  5. Identify the requirements of leading a health organization through innovative change
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of team leadership and effectiveness through participation in team-based assignments
  7. Explain the relationship between leadership behavior and organizational culture
  8. Develop a personal practice model and philosophy of leadership
Methods of Assessment:

Participation: 10%; Written assignments: 50%; Final Paper: 40%

Enrollment Restriction:

Enrollment restricted to DrPH/pt students in the Tsinghua cohort

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

All students must receive consent to register.

For consent, contact:

Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments:

This course will be offered over a-3 day period in Baltimore. Students are required to complete two written assignments prior to the start of class. The final paper will be due on March 6, 2018.