Susan T. Helbig
Professional development, leadership assessment and ethics, interpersonal skills and effective communication, and human resource management requirements.
This course covers leadership skills, an introduction to human resource management, behavioral problem solving, learning from conflict, ethical decision making, a professional mentorship experience and developing a professional portfolio.
Student learning goals
Compare and contrast traditional and non-traditional leadership roles through experiential activities and interactive dialogue with other students, HIM mentors and guest panelists
Identify and explain human resources management (HRM) responsibilities of an HRM department and of all managers in a health care organization
Practice problem-solving and decision-making skills and techniques using behavioral management scenarios with integrated discussion.
Successfully participate in a structured professional HIM Mentorship Program.
Design and develop professional tools and documentation that presents professional career goals and pathways for self and others.
Recognize the difference between change management and transition management to prepare self to deal with work and personal endings and beginnings
General method of instruction
Readings, lectures and experiential group class exercises and discussions in 90% of the classes.
Prerequisites are found on the HIHIM web site.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments include contacting assigned mentor and setting up structured meetings; creating a professional portfolio; completing individual problem solving work assignments; reading a book on leadership practices and completing all of the exercises; coming to class and participating in group discussions and experiential activities.
Grades are based on successful class participation, the quality and timeliness of five individual written assignments/products and three quizzes.