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Nancy M Campbell
G H 521
Seattle Campus

Leadership Development in Global Health

Primarily taught through self and group assessment, case studies and small group work, explores student's leadership and management effectiveness, strengths and weaknesses. Establishes frameworks (communication, effective influencing, culture, values, vision and mission, and decision-making) explored throughout the three-quarter sequence. Offered: A.

Class description

This class is the first in an integrated three-course sequence that focuses on preparing health professionals in the public, private, academic, and donor sectors to transform organizations, systems, and environments to achieve health for all. The first class (GH 521) focuses on individual leadership competencies, while the second and third courses in the sequence focus on organizational leadership and management skills (GH 522) and policy and systems leadership (GH523). While there is no requirement to take all classes in the sequence, the sequence is designed to integrate skills, behaviors and knowledge developed in each class. This first class establishes the frameworks (culture, communication, influence, decision-making, and personal values, vision and mission) that will be explored throughout the three-quarter individual, organizational and community leadership sequence.

Primarily through self and group assessment, case studies and small group work, this class explores your leadership and management effectiveness. Through assessment, observation, class exercises and projects you will receive feedback about your strengths and weaknesses as a leader. Focusing primarily on the individual competencies needed for effective leadership and management, the course sets the foundation for further exploration of competencies needed to succeed in an organization and/or community context.

Learning comes primarily from self-exploration. Short lectures will be used occasionally to provide information regarding the theoretical frameworks that will be used to explore your leadership and management skills and abilities. To understand your actual ability to influence and lead others requires engagement with your classmates and others outside the classroom. Effective leaders not only analyze issues and make good decisions; they also know how to inspire and influence others to deliver services. In short, they know how to get ideas implemented through others. To do this requires the ability to understand one’s self, one’s impact on others and how to effectively engage, challenge and support others.

You should have a method for saving in class and small group exercises. We will often go back to an exercise in the next class and use it again. Have a method for keeping your work. The work will also be helpful for developing your leadership development plan.

Student learning goals

• Identify and describe competences required for effective leadership and management in global health;

• Identify and describe the impact of cultural influences upon leadership style and strategies for managing cultural differences;

• Translate insights from personality, interpersonal needs and emotional intelligence assessments into ways to improve upon your leadership style;

• Develop a personal vision, mission and values to guide your leadership development and growth;

• Identify your strengths and your areas for development in influencing others;

• Identify the stages of transition in an individual or collective change process and how you can support others through the transition stages

General method of instruction

Leadership assessments Participating in a small group Small and large group in class exercises Lecture

Recommended preparation

Graduate level academic work Work experience

Class assignments and grading

Individual and group assignments Presentations

Individual and group work


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Nancy M Campbell
Date: 09/22/2013