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Strategic Leadership and Decision Making

2nd term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Conan Dickson

Introduction to Online Learning and 312.700 (or consent of instructor)


Are you prepared to lead in a dynamic and complex external environment? Are you able to identify emerging patterns and seize opportunities presented by these external changes? Do you desire the skills necessary to position your organization to thrive in a rapidly changing environment? Strategic Leadership is viewed as envisioning and achieving long term transformations by anticipating events, envisioning possibilities, encouraging adaptability, and empowering others to create strategic change.

Examines how leaders formulate coherent and effective strategies for policy-making in a complex and unpredictable environment, consider planning, organization, persuasion, and adaptation to changing national and international pressures, as well as broader studies of strategic decision-making in the modern world. Considers what it means to be an effective strategist, policy-maker, agenda-setter, and change agent. Assess the difficulties involved with fulfilling these often difficult tasks within and outside of the organizational setting.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain and apply models of social systems and processes at many levels, such as individuals and personal growth process, relationships and how they change, group dynamics and business processes, organizations and their strategic management, and communities and macro-change processes
  2. Analyze and evaluate a system’s (person / relationship / group / organization / community) situation using concepts of Systems Perspectives and analyses at various levels
  3. Visualize the system’s future with the help of frameworks learned in this course
  4. Synthesize and implement strategies / courses of action / projects to achieve the transformation
  5. Apply written, oral, and electronic communication skills
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 25% Final Presentation
  • 25% Group Presentation
  • 25% Individual Case Study Analysis
  • 25% Group Case Study Analysis

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduates are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required