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High Performance Leadership

Course Number
4000 (Doctor of Public Health)
Course Instructor(s)
Ted Witek

Course Description

In this seminar course, students will explore concepts related to personal mastery of leadership skills required to lead health transformation at the systems level. The objective of this course is to ensure that learners appreciate the individual, organizational and systems level factors that shape a leader’s success. Each course module is designed to provide a set of evidence-informed learning experiences that will facilitate the learner’s leadership development through reflection, practice and the formation of action goals. Upon completion, students will be prepared to lead high performing teams and organizations.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Define personal leadership style, vision and approach
  2. Appreciate the importance of emotional leadership in leading self, others and systems
  3. Discuss the important elements of leading complex health transformations
  4. Apply personal leadership skills to lead self and teams
  5. Prepared to lead high performing teams and organizations

Methods of Assessment

Case Analysis 15%
Case Competition 30%
A Day with a Health Systems Leader 25%
Leader Vision 20%
Participation 10%

General Requirements

For non-DrPH students:
• A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, or
• A combined minimum of 3 years professional experience and prior coursework in leadership