Course: Leadership Principles and Practices for Health System Transformation

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Leadership Principles and Practices for Health System Transformation

Lecture

Instructors:

W. Henry Mosley, MD, MPH

Originally Offered:

Spring 2015

Offered By:

Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

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Description:

These presentations introduce students to the principles of strategic leadership, placing these in the context of facilitating institutional change in communities in developing and developed countries.   The following topics are covered: 

  1. The distinctions between leadership and management
  2. The leadership disciplines
  • Personal mastery and leadership
  • Mental models and the “blueprint” health strategy
  • Systems thinking and the health production system
  • Shared vision and creating a health future Team learning and the learning organization

Learning Objectives

On completion of these lectures, the students will be able to:

  1. Describe the differences between leadership and management
  2. Discuss the importance of self reflection to clarify one’s values and purpose in life
  3. Explain how one’s mindset (mental models) shapes the reality that one observes
  4. Describe the key elements in the household health production system
  5. Distinguish between the blueprint approach and the learning process approach to introducing changes in the health system
  6. Describe the key elements in the learning process approach to transforming the health production system
  7. Discuss the importance of engaging stakeholders at every level in coalitions to generate a shared vision of a better future

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