Experiential Teaching for Public Health Practice

Management and Leadership

Author(s): Chris Hurley, Katie Bell and Bud Nicola

Pp: 134-139 (6)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681083872117010023


The Management and Leadership block in the COPHP program focuses on providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to direct and coordinate the efforts of individuals and organizations. Managers and leaders accomplish their work through and with others and must understand, motivate, and manage individuals, groups, and teams. Managers also establish directions, plan and organize the work to be done, identify and resolve problems, budget and manage the organization’s resources, evaluate and improve performance, drive change, and establish and manage external relationships. In this block, we use cases set in a variety of different community health settings to explore the full range of management and leadership skills. Mini-cases illustrate management principles. Students visit several community organizations to observe management at work.

Keywords: Communication, Conflict management, Financial management, Interpersonal competence, Leadership, Leading change, Management, Organizational equity, Personal awareness, Strategic planning, Team dynamics.

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