Leadership & Management in Humanitarian Health
- 2nd term
- International Health
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2020 - 2021
- Instruction Method:
- Auditors Allowed:
- Yes, with instructor consent
- Undergrads Allowed:
- Grading Restriction:
- Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
- Course Instructors:
- Paul B. Spiegel
- Cyrus Y. Engineer
- Mija-Tesse Ververs
- Paul Spiegel
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.
In an increasing complex and insecure geopolitical environment, leadership & management in humanitarian assistance are becoming more essential to ensure an effective response.
Are you ready to lead and manage a humanitarian health response?
Examines an array of leadership & management models. Applies theories and models to multiple humanitarian contexts. Assesses students' leadership & management styles, and how they may affect humanitarian work. Discusses organizational structures and design as well as culture, and how they can affect humanitarian response.
- Learning Objectives:
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Apply leadership & management theories, their advantages and limitations, and how they may influence strategies, policies and interventions in humanitarian health
- Contrast and critique important roles, functions, activities, and competencies of humanitarian health professionals during different types and phases of humanitarian emergencies
- Differentiate and evaluate between organization structures and organization design, and indicate advantages and disadvantages of each according to different contexts
- Discriminate and apply the different role that culture and environment play in motivating teams and conducting cross-cultural negotiations
- Methods of Assessment:
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 20% LiveTalks
- 80% Assignments
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required