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Maternal and Child Health Course Bundle: Management. Year Developed: 2012. Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham Maternal and Child Health Leadership and Policy Education Program and the South Central Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: 420 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: Good management skills are important in any profession and maternal and child health is certainly no exception. In fact, in a recent survey almost 50 percent of state Maternal and Child Health and Children with Special Health Care Needs program directors identified management skill development as a top three training need for their staff members. The current climate of budget reductions and staffing changes highlights the need for strong management skills that can keep MCH programs running efficiently and motivate workers to perform at their highest levels.

Special Instructions: To access the course bundle, click on the link and scroll down to the “Management” section on the landing page. Click the “Here” buttons for more information or to enroll in the courses. Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on “Certificate Programs,” click on “View all Available Certificates,” and select “Maternal and Child Health Course Bundle: Management.”

Maternal and Child Health Course Bundle: Leadership. Year Developed: 2012. Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham Maternal and Child Health Leadership and Policy Education Program and the South Central Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: Leadership development is an important topic in any profession and maternal and child health is no exception. In fact, in a recent survey nearly 60 percent of state Maternal and Child Health and Children with Special Health Care Needs program directors identified leadership skill development as a top three training need for their staff members. Given the aging work force and the potential for significant numbers of retirements over the next few years, thoughtful preparation of junior level staff to assure they are ready to assume leadership roles in the future is critical to the continued success of Title V programs. This bundle consists of 12 courses covering community partnerships, succession planning, diversity leadership, advocacy, strategic planning and systems approaches, collaboration, and advanced leadership and practice.

Special Instructions: To access the course bundle, click on the link and scroll down to the “Leadership” section on the landing page. Click the “Here” buttons for more information or to enroll in the courses. Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on “Certificate Programs,” click on “View all Available Certificates,” and select “Maternal and Child Health Course Bundle: Leadership.”

Continuing Education: Continuing education credits for nurses and social workers are available for some courses

Adaptive Leadership: A Model for Meeting the Most Difficult Challenges. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Maternal & Child Health Public Health Leadership Institute. Presenter(s): David Steffen, PhD, Claudia Fernandez, PhD. Type: Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: 24 minutes.

Annotation: This 24-minute presentation introduces the topic of adaptive leadership for facing complex problems associated with innovation, change, and/or a paradigm shift. The presentation discusses how adaptive leaders use a social leadership style, engaging in more relational dialogue, in order to wholistically frame issues. Adaptive leaders will adapt perspective to understand the others at the table better, understand the situation better and to help create a plausible leadership. The presenters explain why multiple stakeholders and real risk must be balanced with reward. The three types of problems – and tools for their solutions – that arise in adaptive leadership (technical, mixed, adaptive) are also discussed. When leaders are faced with the most complex challenges they need to bring the tools of adaptive leadership to bear.

Learning Objectives: • Understand the need for new adaptive leadership. • Learn leadership levels and associated tasks. • Describe the challenges associated with adaptive leadership. • Understand the model of adaptive learning.

Special Instructions: To access this learning opportunity, scroll down on the landing page to “Cultural Competence and Global Leadership” leadership module and click on “View Module Presentation.” No audio. Requires Flash in your web browser.

Managing Change in Public Health: Bringing out the Leader in Each of Us. Year Developed: 2009. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Sheila W. Chauvin, PhD, MEd. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced (90 minute video). Direct link to video and handouts (video requires download)

Annotation: People experience resistance to innovation and change, rather than embrace or take charge of it. Individuals can choose to be proactive toward change and adopt leadership strategies for taking charge of change instead of letting it take charge of them. This course will explore the change process and examine typical responses to change, environmental influences, and strategies for adapting successfully within the public health field.

Learning Objectives: • Apply concepts of change process to real-life situations. • Examine individual and group responses to change. • Explore how context features influence change. • Use appropriate strategies to facilitate successful change.

Special Instructions: To access this course, you first need to create an account

Continuing Education: Certificate of Attendance

Mastering the Roles of Supervision. Year Developed: 2007. Source: New York City, Long Island, Lower Tri-County Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): Unknown. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory Intermediate Advanced. Length: 180 minutes.

Annotation: This self-paced course provides an introduction to the Competing Values Framework (CVF) for leaders and supervisors. The course is divided into two modules. The first module introduces CVF and the various roles of a supervisor. The second module addresses the issue of skill mastery. Several interactive learning strategies are employed in order to help participants apply the material to their current work. This course helps participants to prioritize their roles as a supervisor, reflect on their skills and challenges, and develop an action plan for skill mastery and personal growth. The course also provides a robust resource list of websites, documents, and books.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the competing values framework. • Identify the eight potentially conflicting roles played by supervisors. • Prioritize roles most appropriate for a supervisor to employ given a situational challenge. • Describe the five steps to mastery. • Assess personal challenges, identify areas for further development and develop a plan for change. • Describe the importance of self knowledge and assessment in understanding the impact of one's behavior on others.

Special Instructions: Registration in TRAIN is required. Enter course id (1018038) into “Search By Course ID” box. On the next page, click on the “Registration” tab and then on “Go to Step 2 of Registration.” Select the appropriate registration status button (on right) on this next screen and complete a quick registration form. Select “Enroll” (top of page) to launch the course.

Continuing Education: 3 CHES; 3 CME’ 3 CNE Contact Hours

Managing and Motivating Effective Public Health Performance. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): W. Jack Duncan, PhD. Type: Video Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: 420 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This learning opportunity is divided into four video modules, and includes PowerPoint handouts as well as a quiz to complete. In the first module, the presenter defines management and the tasks, skills and roles of managers. Module 2 describes the “Mystical Reality of Leadership”: focusing on the four managerial cultures and the evolving views on leadership overtime. Dr. Duncan continues this lecture in Module 3, focusing on different aspects of authority and the leadership triad: knowledge, power and trust. Module 4 concludes with various theories of motivation.

Learning Objectives: Module I - What Management is and What Managers Do: • Define what is meant by the term “management”. • Discuss what is meant by the process or functional approach to management. • Discuss what is meant by the “universality of management functions”. • Discuss what is meant by the “transferability of management skills”. • Describe how the skills required of managers changes as one moves up the organizational hierarchy. • Discuss an approach to management that is based on the roles managers perform. • Describe four “myths” of management. Module II - The Mystical Reality of Leadership: • Provide a definition of leadership. • Discuss the trait and situational views of leadership. • Describe why leadership is so critical to effective change management. • Discuss the differences between leadership and management. • Illustrate the essential aspects of the language of leadership. Module III - The Mystical Reality of Leadership II: • Describe the trust cycle in leadership. • Define authority, power, accountability, and responsibility. • Explain why it is important for authority, power, accountability, and responsibility to be equal. • Describe the formal theory of authority. • Describe the acceptance theory of authority. Module IV - Theories of Motivation: • Compare the needs theories of Maslow, Alderfer, and McClelland. • Discuss the Two-Factor theory of motivation and explain why it involves job enrichment. • Differentiate between horizontal and vertical loading in job enrichment. • Describe why equity is important in considering human motivation. • Discuss Operant Conditioning as a theory of motivation. • Compare and contrast continuous and partial reinforcement schedules.

Special Instructions: Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on “Course Offerings” and search for “Managing and Motivating Effective Public Health Performance.”

Continuing Education: A completion certificate will be awarded if you receive 70% or higher on the course quiz.

Leadership, Strategic Planning and Systems Approaches. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Peter M. Ginter, PhD. Type: Video Course. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 600 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This course is organized into seven modules around focused strategic planning. Module 1 includes video overviews of descriptions and steps involved in focused strategic thinking (FST), planning, management, and perspectives. The instructor notes that change is inevitable and necessary to further an organization, brainstorming is crucial to develop new ideas, and focus is crucial throughout the entire process. Module 2 discusses leadership and its relation to FST using a lecture by Dr. Jack Duncan on “The Mystical Reality of Leadership”, and includes an interview with Fay Boozman and Donald E Williamson. Session 3 concentrates on the specific process of strategic planning. In section 4, the instructor focuses on what the organization should and can do, the external factors and internal resources and the existing competencies of an organization to accomplish their goals. Module 5 discusses setting the organization’s mission, visions and values in order to form direction towards success. Module 6 focuses on developing strategies to set goals, while part 7 helps the learner brainstorm activities in order to achieve that goal. Handouts of the modules are available for use as well as a quiz.

Learning Objectives: • Have an awareness of the strategic development process. • Be able to define internal and external analysis. • Be able to differentiate between strategic and long-range planning. • Understand what SWOTS are and how to use them in planning. • Have an understanding of the role of strategic management. • Be able to differentiate between mission statements and vision statements.

Special Instructions: Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on “Course Offerings” and search for “Leadership, Strategic Planning and Systems Approaches.”

Continuing Education: A completion certificate will be awarded if you receive 70% or higher on the course quiz.

Introduction to Management in Public Health. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Jim Begun, PhD. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes. Link to all online trainings.

Annotation: This online self-paced module focuses on the competencies and eight roles of effective managers in public health organizations. To understand personal management roles, the learner begins by completing a self-assessment on their values, skills and management style. Several tools and concepts from management theory and practice are presented, including the 360-degree feedback tool, Abilene Paradox, devil’s advocate strategy, and balanced scorecard technique. The presentation continues by describing SWOT analysis, different motivational and resistant styles, job enrichment, and dialogue techniques within specific management roles. In addition, current public health managers describe their experiences. The module requires a pre and posttest to receive credit.

Learning Objectives: • Articulate the wide range of roles and competencies of effective managers in public health. • Describe and defend a framework of eight roles for effective management practice.

Special Instructions: Registration to the University of Minnesota Centers for Public Health Education & Outreach is required. Click on “Register and take this online training.” A form and a pre-quiz need to be submitted before the presentation will load.

Continuing Education: 1 Continuing Education Hour (CEH) is available.

Impacting Process: Quality Improvement in MCH Training. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: University of Tennessee. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Interactive Modules. Level: Advanced. Length: Self-Paced.

Annotation: This learning tool is a set of five sessions intended for professional development by personnel in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) leadership education and training programs, Title V programs, and official health agencies, who desire to learn about quality improvement (QI). The series aims to define QI, emphasize the importance of QI in healthcare settings, and present relevant tools for applying QI knowledge and skills in practice. This learning tool was developed for implementation in group settings, but also may be completed individually as a self-study. The sessions include readings and interactive online modules.

Advanced Leadership and Practice (Part 2). Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Peter M. Ginter, PhD; Andy Rucks, PhD. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: Self-paced. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: Dramatic change will occur in public health and health care in the next decade. This course , the second 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: • Describe and discuss what leaders do. • Understand the need for a clear, exciting vision for an organization. • Identify the characteristics and components of effective visions. • Understand the need for and role of effective missions. • Identify the characteristics and components of effective missions. • Understand the ends-means relationship of mission, vision and goals and how they narrow the scope of the organization. • Show that new goals will have to be adopted for programs when the vision and mission change. • Identify strategies for understanding and supporting a consistent vision. • Understand that creating coalitions is a process of developing common interests and goals. • Identify important stakeholders. • Understand that organization and leadership are essential if coalitions are to be maintained and achieve their purpose.

Special Instructions: To access this course, you first need to create an account

Continuing Education: Certificate of Attendance

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