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Health Policy and Management

Week Three

Leading Organizations, 312.700.11

3 academic credits
June 15-17, 2020 (9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Instructor: Mark Bittle, DrPH

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. Students taking this course for graduate academic credit will be evaluated based on participation/case studies (25%); critical analysis paper (40%) and leadership workshop/reflection (35%). These assignments will be due within one month of the conclusion of the course, on a date identified by the instructor. No assignments will be accepted after August 3, 2020.


Effective Presentations and News Media Interviews: Practical Skills for Public Health Practitioners, 308.701.11

3 academic credits
June 15-17, 2020 (9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Instructor: Patti Anderson, PhD

Enhances skills to construct and deliver oral presentations with clarity and impact. Provides techniques and guidelines to increase your effectiveness in translating public health information to various audiences, as well as communicating through the news media during both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics include: basics of effective presentations, non-verbal communications, case studies, giving an interview, preparing talking points, advocacy and the news media, and communicating in a public health emergency. Students review videotapes of news coverage and participate as spokespersons in on-camera simulation exercises. Students taking this course for graduate academic credit will be evaluated based on participation (25%); pre-course assignment (20%); in-class exercises (25%); and case study analysis (30%). These assignments will be due within one month of the conclusion of the course, on a date identified by the instructor. No assignments will be accepted after August 3, 2020.


Human Resources in Health Organizations, 312.635.11

3 academic credits
June 18-19, 2020 (9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Instructor: Pamela Paulk, MSW, MBA

Develops a basic understanding of human resources trends and issues in health care organizations. Addresses the strategic role that human resources management plays in helping an organization meet its goals. Considers human resource challenges and recognizes alternative strategies for addressing these challenges. Examines elements most associated with employee engagement and motivation. Introduces legal principles relating to human resources and all component functions that make up human resources. Students taking this course for graduate academic credit will be evaluated based on participation (20%); final paper (40%); and final project (40%). These assignments will be due within one month of the conclusion of the course, on a date identified by the instructor. No assignments will be accepted after August 3, 2020.