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Value-Based Concepts of Socially-Responsible Leadership

3rd term
Online Programs for Applied Learning
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Mark Bittle

Must have completed all 1st year courses to enroll in this course. Check with your advisor if you have any question on your ability to enroll in this course. Concurrent enrollment is permitted.


The leadership and management competencies required of healthcare executives have evolved and expanded in the same way that the healthcare systems they lead have evolved and expanded. These competencies must keep pace with the rapidly increasing scope of delivering health care. Leadership skills emphasizing collaboration and partnerships across organizational lines are essential as the industry moves to accountable care and increased risk-sharing.

Focuses on the essential principles of personal and interpersonal leadership that can be used in and across organizational settings to enhance performance, align and empower relevant stakeholders, and assure multisector organizational engagement. Provides students with opportunities to learn and apply leadership skills in a manner that encourages them to challenge their own beliefs and assumptions about what constitutes leadership. Offers a comprehensive review of contemporary issues and perspectives on leadership including multidisciplinary and systems-oriented approaches as well as classic leadership theory and evolving contemporary beliefs.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the shortcomings of traditional leadership and management models in the era of value-based, community-oriented health care
  2. Evaluate the requisite leadership competencies for a community-organized and focused care delivery “system”
  3. Formulate socially-responsible leadership strategies based on relevant leadership concepts such as Meta-Leadership, Network Leadership, and the Collective Impact Framework
  4. Analyze contemporary and evolving organizational strategies and propose effective approaches to initiating, achieving, and sustaining transformation in a population health management strategy
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 100% Assignments

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to students in the MAS in Population Health Management

Instructor Consent:

No consent required