Leadership – hcs525 (3 credits)

This course examines organizational leadership in the context of the health care organization. Principles, theories and models of leadership are explored. Collaborative relationships, concepts of power and professional culture are explored. Students will articulate a personal vision of leadership and ways of providing direction within today’s complex health care system.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Vision and Power of Leaders

  • Determine appropriate organizational and employee performance measures that that successful mentors and coaches use.
  • Analyze the positive and negative applications of power.
  • Create a personal definition of leadership that reflects essential elements.
  • Describe the key elements of mentoring and coaching in a health care environment.

Collaborative Relationships

  • Analyze the concept of followership and the impact on leader relationships.
  • Describe empowerment strategies used by health care leaders.
  • Analyze the benefits of interdisciplinary healthcare relationships.

Decision-Making in Leadership

  • Identify problem-solving models used in health care.
  • Examine leadership qualities involved in risk taking.
  • Propose a process health care leaders can use to promote organizational change.

Leadership Issues

  • Examine the social and cultural issues that leaders face.
  • Analyze the ethical responsibilities of a leader in the health care environment.

Leadership of the Future

  • Examine the essential characteristics needed for future heath care leaders.

Theories and Models of Leadership

  • Identify the different skill sets for leaders in health care in the 21st century.
  • Discuss the various types of leadership theory and how they apply to health care.
  • Examine the essential elements of health care leadership.

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