In this course, we explore what it means to be a leader in the context of healthcare. How is it different to leadership in other industries? What are the particular skills and attitudes leaders need to have to navigate the complexity of healthcare leadership?
Strong leadership is essential for the creation of strong, effective and equitable healthcare systems and services. The question is, how can health organisations provide high quality and safe healthcare to growing populations, with increasingly complex needs, while remaining within budget constraints? And how can health leaders respond effectively to consumer and community concerns and demands, while at the same time managing a highly skilled workforce, all within organisational, regulatory and political constraints?
This course will look at these questions from the perspective of healthcare leaders. We will consider what the latest research, practitioners, and opinion leaders tell us about how to ensure a safe, efficient and equitable healthcare service. We will also explore what it means to take on a leadership role in the context of current healthcare challenges, including that of ensuring the quality, safety and equity of care. Throughout the course, we will be discussing the knowledge, skills and capabilities individuals require to lead effectively, and will outline approaches leaders can take to leading health teams and organisations.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
1. Identify current healthcare challenges and discuss how effective leadership might contribute to meeting these
2. Analyse approaches to leading yourself and other individuals, teams and organisations in healthcare
3. Develop a systems leadership perspective on healthcare and explore how leadership contributes to quality and safety
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This course will explore the distinct mindset and essential knowledge base vital to the establishment and success of any music-related entrepreneurial endeavor. It will highlight the notion that, whether they know it or not, musicians are natural entrepreneurs!
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The success of every organization depends on attracting and retaining customers. Although the marketing concepts for doing so are well established, digital technology has empowered customers, while producing massive amounts of data, revolutionizing the processes through which organizations attract and retain customers. In this course, students will learn how to identify new opportunities to create value for empowered consumers, develop strategies that yield an advantage over rivals, and develop the data science skills to lead more effectively, allocate resources, and to confront this very challenging environment with confidence.
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This course aims to inspire and empower women and men across the world to engage in purposeful career development and take on leadership for important causes - to lead change with more conviction and confidence - and improve our workplaces and communities for all. By offering more complex understandings of issues related to professional women and work, the course will help you increase self-knowledge about your own values and vision, as well as enhance your capabilities as a leader, manager, and team contributor. We will examine the opportunities, challenges, trade-offs, and organizational dynamics experienced by women in work organizations, as well as reflect on and practice effective individual behaviors.
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