Advanced Leadership and Practice (Part 1)

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Date Developed: Unknown. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Peter M. Ginter, PhD. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory Advanced. Length: Self-paced.


Dramatic change will occur in public health and health care in the next decade. This course, the first of a 2-part series, provides public health practitioners and other health care providers with the leadership skills necessary to work effectively in the change environment at a community, state or regional level. These leadership skills are essential for designing and advocating for programs and policies necessary to promote health.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss the nature and role of leadership.

• Discuss the difference between leadership and management.

• Discuss the relationship of leadership and personality.

• Discuss the importance of and how leaders use systems thinking.

• Learn how to organize and assess qualitative decisions.

• Discuss the importance of and how to set direction for an organization.

• Discuss the importance of and how to create an organizational culture.

• Understand your personal leadership philosophy.

Special Instructions

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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.