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Leading Organizations

1st term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2020 - 2021
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
LaKeasha Wormley

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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 35% Leadership interview and Voice Thread
  • 20% Self-assessments
  • 15% Participation
  • 30% Personal Leadership Development Plan

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

priority for this section given to students enrolled in the MHA program.

All must obtain permission from Lakeasha Wormley to register

For consent, contact: