FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP Syllabus

551.610.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
T 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Ann-Michele Gundlach
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Explain the role and role expectations of organizational leadership
    • Recognize the differences between effective and less effective leadership behaviors
    • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical leadership and its influence on organizational behavior
    • Explain the importance of emotional intelligence and social competencies to effective leadership
    • Identify the requirements of leading a health organization through innovative change
    • Demonstrate knowledge of team leadership and effectiveness through participation in team-based assignments
    • Explain the relationship between leadership behavior and organizational culture
    • Develop a personal practice model and philosophy of leadership
  • Course Description
    Students develop an understanding of the role expectations of the organizational leader and the essential knowledge and skills the role requires. Provides a framework for understanding the process of working effectively with, influencing and leading others. Drawing from a variety of disciplines, emphasizes organizational effectiveness, developing a future vision and direction, leading change and building adaptive organizational cultures.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Course Description

    All organizations rely on leadership to set direction, envision future direction 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 you 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 knowledge and ability to lead in a complex, changing world. 

  • Intended Audience
    MHA, DrPH and MPH concentration students -priority to those students for whom this is a program requirement.
  • Methods of Assessment

    Written assignments, group assignment and class participation.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Student Evaluation

    1. The Parable of the Sadhu Reaction Paper - 10%

    2. “Personal Best” Leadership Case - 10%

    3. Leader Interview - 25%

    4. Paul Levy: Taking Charge at BIDMC Presentation and Discussion - 15%

    5. Leadership Philosophy and Practice Final Paper - 40%

     

  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Articles and Recommended Readings

    The “text” for this course is a series readings.  All articles are available on CoursePlus.  You are expected to keep up with the reading assignments. Your informed and thoughtful participation in class is based, in part, on your familiarity with the ideas and opinions presented in these readings. In some cases, the material from the readings will not be specifically reviewed in class.

  • Course Schedule

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

  • Course Fee
    $20.00
  • 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

    Session 1- January 21, 2014: Class Cancelled Due to Snow

    Session 2- January 28, 2014: Foundations of Leadership

    Session 3- February 4, 2014: The Ethical Imperative of Leadership

    Session 4- February 11, 2014:  Leadership Knowledge and Style: Building your Repertoire

    Session 5- February 18, 2014: Leading Organizational Change

    Session 6- February 25, 2014: Leadership, Power and Influence

    Session 7- March 4, 2014: Leadership and Organizational Culture

    Session 8- March 11, 2014: CASE STUDY: Paul Levy: Taking charge of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

  • TA Information

    Course Assistant Contact Information

    Susanne Katz

    srkatz@jhsph.edu

  • Course Objectives(from old syllabus)

    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.

     

    Course Objectives:  At the completion of 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
    • Define ethical and moral leadership and explain its relationship to organizational culture and behavior
    • Describe the vital role of emotional intelligence and social competency to effective leadership
    • Appreciate the importance of self-awareness and relationship management to effective leadership
    • Determine the requirements of leading a health organization through innovative change
    • Apply principles and models of leadership to current health care and health sector challenges
    • Demonstrate knowledge of team leadership and effectiveness through participation in team-based assignments
    • Develop a personal philosophy and approach to the practice of leadership
  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.