FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP: A LEADERSHIP SURVEY COURSE Syllabus

551.610.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 3 Credit(s)
MTW 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Ann-Michele Gundlach
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Explain the nature of organizational leadership
    • Provide examples of the requirements for effective public health and health service organizational leadership
    • Apply principles and theories of leadership to current health care and health sector issues and challenges
    • Appreciate the importance of self-awareness and relationship management to effective leadership
    • Determine the requirements of leading a health organization through innovative change
    • Develop a personal philosophy and approach to the practice of leadership
  • Course Description
    Students develop an understanding of the role of the organizational leader, and the essential knowledge and skills the role requires. Designed to provide a framework for understanding the process of working effectively with and leading others. Drawing from a variety of disciplines, places emphasis on the role of the leader in relation to organizational effectiveness, developing a vision for the future, leading change, and building adaptive organizational cultures.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Course Description

    All organizations rely on leadership to set direction, envision the future and accomplish goals. The underlying premise of this course is that the exercise of principled leadership creates conditions which enable organizations and their members to be effective and adaptive in order to achieve those goals. More than ever before, health care and related organizations [e.g. government agencies, pharmaceutical, medical equipment, information technology, consulting, etc.] and their leadership are required to revitalize and transform themselves in the face of continual change. The purpose of this course is to help develop an understanding of the role of the organizational leader, and the essential knowledge and skills that role requires. It has been designed for people from different backgrounds who have an interest in leadership as well as those with management and leadership experience who seek to strengthen their ability to lead in a complex and changing world.

     

    The course is designed to provide a framework for understanding the process of working effectively with and leading others. Drawing from a variety of disciplines, emphasis will be placed on the development of a personal leadership model and philosophy.

  • Intended Audience
    Students interested in organizational leadership and management - priority to those students for whom this is a program requirement.
  • Methods of Assessment
    (34%)written assignments, (33%)group assignment and (33%)class participation.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Student Evaluation

    • The Parable of the Sadhu: Reflection Paper – 20%
    • Personal Best Leadership Experience Paper and Presentation – 25%
    • Leadership Philosophy and Practice Paper – 45%
    • Class participation –10 %

     

    CLASS PARTICIPATION (10%)

    Leaders are individuals who are actively engaged in inquiry and the pursuit of knowledge. Due to the topical nature of this course, it is expected that you complete all readings and other preparation required for class assignments, actively participate in and attend all class sessions. There will be no excused absence from this 3 day class. Tardiness is an imposition on others and is discouraged.

  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Readings

    The text for this course is a compilation of articles all available through e-reserves

    Readings

    The text for this course is a compilation of articles all available through e-resevers:  http://eres.welch.jhmi.edu/eres/courseindex.aspx?page=search 

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  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Course topics

    See Syllabus

  • Course Objectives(from old syllabus)

    Course Objectives:At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

     

    • Provide examples of the requirements for effective public health and health service organizational leadership
    • Define ethical and moral leadership and explain its relationship to organizational culture and behavior
    • Appreciate the importance of emotional intelligence and social competency to effective leadership
    • Determine the requirements and strategies for leading a health sector organization through innovative change
    • Apply principles and models of leadership to current health care and health sector challenges
    • Apply the principles of power and influence to developing collaborative work initiatives
    • Demonstrate knowledge of team leadership and effectiveness through participation in team-based assignments
    • Describe the impact leaders have on an organization’s culture
    • Develop a personal philosophy and approach to the practice of leadership

     

     “It is not in the still calm of life or the repose of a tranquil setting that

    great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed

    in contending with difficulty. Great necessities call out great virtues.”


    Abigail Adams, 1780 in a letter to her son John Quincy Adams
  • Disability Support Services
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