The target audience for the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences' Leadership and Management Academy (PCHCSLMA) is employees in administrative departmental positions, and faculty members who aspire to be a manager or leader. Program Directors and Chairs who desire to improve their skills in leadership, team building, effective communication and overall management skills are encouraged to participate. Faculty members, who desire to build their leadership skills for their current roles, and/or envision themselves in an administrative role in the future, will also find the Leadership and Management Academy resources beneficial. The Academy will include a series of organized teaching/learning modules that meet the needs of the participants who are actively engaged in the learning process. This course content, as well as other educational modules, will eventually be available to clinical preceptors and other educators, in order to promote a broad range of leaders within the health professions.
The PCHCSLMA Leadership and Management course consists of four learning modules developed to promote optimal leadership and management skills through innovative teaching/learning strategies. This course offers both on-campus and online components within one course, with an integration of active learning experiences through case-based and participatory strategies. Each module is facilitated by an instructor who is a content expert, which includes community instructors from a variety of professions. Academy participants will present an aspect of their leadership plans or a case study to an audience at the end of the eight-week period.
At the completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
This 2-week module focuses on a self-assessment of individual leadership characteristics and qualities. An overview of well-recognized leadership theories will also be discussed, with an integration of multidisciplinary and interprofessional cases for application of the theories. The module will include readings on the theories and students will post additional related resources that they find meaningful during this segment.
2-week module will cover aspects related to effective communication between managers and same discipline team members, as well as interprofessional team members. Communication barriers and conflict resolution content will be included, as well as applicable strategies for various scenarios. Participants will be encouraged to build on previous module knowledge, as they consider current managerial challenges.
This 2-week module expands on specific leadership practices within the academic setting. Case examples provided by the instructor, as well as participants, will highlight the application of specific strategies of creating a shared vision, modeling the way, and challenging the process, among other strategies evident in the literature. These strategies will specifically be applied to strategic planning and analysis processes.
This 2-week culminating module will cover ethical theories and principles, as well as their application to ethical dilemmas in academic settings. Participants will provide personal experience and knowledge to problem-solve ethical management scenarios and combine learning from the other modules to address situations that academicians face.