HCMGT 716 Leadership and Management

The main objective of HCMGT 716 Leadership and Management is to investigate key concepts and theories regarding leadership development and practice in health care. A focus is the examination of leadership principles from the past and present, with an emphasis on providing insight toward developing individual leadership skills.

Group work, case studies, individual reflection, and virtual discussion will be used to accomplish the learning goals. Throughout the eight-week course, you’ll learn to identify, analyze, and utilize leadership and management competencies and strategies needed to achieve successful outcomes in the health care system.

Coursework Highlights

Coursework is designed for exploration, enlightenment, and execution. Here are examples of some assignments you may complete as part of HCMGT 716 Leadership and Management.

  • Discuss and share ways you demonstrate value driven leadership within your organization.
  • Evaluate your alignment of the organizational values and leadership values.
  • Explain how you might incorporate the set of 360-degree leadership in your professional life.

Weekly Themes

Each week of this course focuses on a different theme. Your group discussions and coursework will align with the week’s theme as well as its primary objectives. All weekly course material is proposed and subject to change.

Week 1 – Introduction to Health Care Leadership and Management

During the introduction week, you’ll discuss common threads and obstacles health care leaders face. Among many things, you’ll be able to:

  • Articulate what types of leaders are needed to work in the field of health care.
  • Determine any generational differences that play a factor in health care leadership.
  • Analyze and evaluate how a student can prepare for a leadership career in health care.
  • Identify common obstacles faced by health care leaders.
  • Appreciate and understand the concept of values-driven leadership.
  • Synthesize and articulate what the values-based definition of leadership is.
  • Know the specific challenges and concerns of senior leaders.

Week 2 – Leadership Characteristics and Values

In week two, you’ll explore leadership values, like ethics, integrity, and emotional intelligence. Among many things, you’ll learn to:

  • Examine the personal values of leadership.
  • Analyze and evaluate the first cornerstone (well-cultivated self awareness) of exceptional leadership.
  • Become familiar with leadership inventories used to assess personal leadership capacities.
  • Explore the primary leadership theories (situational, contingency, path-goal, and leader-member exchange).

Week 3 – Team Values

Throughout week three, you’ll evaluate the values a health care team should possess for success. Among many things, you’ll be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate the second cornerstone (compelling vision) of exceptional leadership.
  • Examine the team values of leadership.
  • Synthesize and articulate the concept of cohesiveness and collaboration.
  • Explain the importance of trust as it applies to the first value of all team members.
  • Articulate the five components of trust.

Week 4 – Relating to People

During the midpoint week of the course, you’ll discuss the meaning and magnitude of having “a real way with people” as it relates to leadership. Among many things, you’ll learn to:

  • Analyze and evaluate the third cornerstone (a real way with people) of exceptional leadership.
  • Explain the importance of “listening like you mean it.”
  • Synthesize and articulate the competency of giving great feedback and mentoring.
  • Understand the benefits of conflict recognition and resolution.
  • Appreciate and understand the competency of energizing staff.

Week 5 – Evaluating Team Creation, Values, and Effectiveness

As you progress to week five, you’ll learn to maximize team values and success based on leadership effectiveness. Among many things, you’ll be able to:

  • Become familiar with the evaluation process of leadership.
  • Evaluate team values, effectiveness, and self-evaluation at all career stages.
  • Maximize values-based leader effectiveness.
  • Analyze and articulate the professional and personal values evaluation form.

Week 6 – Assessing Needs of Internal and External Audiences

In week six, you’ll examine consensus building, decision making process, stimulating creativity, and adaptability as they relate to audience assessment. Among many things, you’ll learn to:

  • Synthesize and articulate the competency of generating informal power.
  • Appreciate and understand the competency of building true consensus.
  • Become familiar with the competencies of driving results, stimulating creativity, and cultivating adaptability.
  • Analyze and evaluate the fourth cornerstone (masterful execution) of exceptional leadership.

Week 7 – Strengthening Leadership of Individuals, Teams, and Organizations

Throughout this week, emphasis is on competencies and approaches to strengthen the leadership of specific individuals, teams, and entire organizations. Among many things, you’ll be able to:

  • Synthesize and articulate putting the competencies to work.
  • Become familiar with the systems approach to leadership development.
  • Articulate the importance of leadership coaches and coaching programs.
  • Explain the importance of mentors.
  • Analyze and evaluate the techniques of developing a feedback-rich working environment.
  • Appreciate and understand physician leadership development and competencies.

Week 8 – 360 Degree Leadership

During the last week, you’ll discover how 360 degree leaders can lead effectively, regardless of their position in an organization. Among many things, you’ll learn to:

  • Become familiar with the overall concept of “The 360 Degree Leader” by John Maxwell.
  • Articulate how 360-degree leadership is different than other leadership styles.
  • Explain possible problems with 360-degree leadership.
  • Define whether 360 degree leadership is a passing fad.
  • Explore the challenges and principles for leading down, leading up, and leading across.

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