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221.712.81
Leadership & Management in Humanitarian Health

Location:
Internet
Term:
2nd term
Department:
International Health
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
TBD
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Contact:
Paul Spiegel
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Description:

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:

  1. Apply leadership & management theories, their advantages and limitations, and how they may influence strategies, policies and interventions in humanitarian health
  2. Contrast and critique important roles, functions, activities, and competencies of humanitarian health professionals during different types and phases of humanitarian emergencies
  3. Differentiate and evaluate between organization structures and organization design, and indicate advantages and disadvantages of each according to different contexts
  4. 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