Creating Clarity and Shared Vision (Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Skills Development Series Module 2)

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Date Developed: 2008. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center. Presenter(s): Ben Lozare, PhD. Type: Online Course Video. Level: Intermediate Introductory. Length: 240 minutes.


Module 2 of the MCH Leadership Skills Development Series includes a 15 minute lecture by Dr. Lozare who discusses why and how to create shared visions in teamwork settings. Personal versus shared visions are addressed, as well as comparisons between strategic plans (SMART objectives) and solution visions. Lastly, Dr. Lozare talks about what occurs when professionals do not have shared visions. Video clips are also added to aid module discussion questions. A vision exercise is included as well as a self-assessment and personalized plan.

Learning Objectives

• Appreciate how self-limiting models weaken creativity and thinking processes.

• Understand the importance of shared vision.

• Discriminate between a good shared vision and a poor one.

• Know the steps in nurturing a good shared vision.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.