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312.700.98 Leading Organizations

Health Policy and Management
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Barcelona, Spain
Thu 11/14/2019 - Sat 11/16/2019
Class Times:
  • Th F Sa,  8:30am - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Judith Holzer
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Focuses on the essential principles of personal and interpersonal leadership that can be used in an organizational setting to enhance performance, align and empower personnel, and assure organizational engagement. Applies leadership skills in a hands-on practical way that encourages students to challenge their own beliefs and assumptions about what constitutes leadership. Offers a comprehensive review of contemporary issues and perspectives on leadership. Explores multidisciplinary and systems-oriented approaches as well as classic leadership theory and evolving contemporary beliefs. Includes topics such as development of leadership theories, personal assessment and development, values and ethics, motivation, power, followership, group dynamics, multiculturalism in leadership, conflict resolution, performance excellence, and the change process.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Recognize how leaders can lose their way and the value of self-awareness to create one’s leadership path
  2. Assess their own leadership principles, values, and ethical boundaries, and how they will respond under pressure when challenged
  3. Apply an understanding of the power of motivation (both extrinsic and intrinsic) to the development of leadership paths
  4. Build strong teams, as well as a culture of engagement and satisfaction
  5. Develop and apply their own leadership that optimize effective leadership and empower other leaders
  6. Create a personal leadership development plan
Methods of Assessment:

Participation/case studies: 25%, Critical analysis paper: 40%, Leadership workshop/reflection: 35%

Enrollment Restriction:

Interdivisional and undergraduate registrations not permitted in this section

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Full-time JHU degree-seeking students must obtain permission from Judy Holzer or Pamela Davis in HPM to register for this section.

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

This course will be offered for 3 days in Barcelona Spain and students must physically travel to Spain to participate. Students are required to complete coursework prior to the start of the course. Final assignment due no later then December 20, 2019