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Leadership & Management in Humanitarian Health

2nd Term
International Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
In an increasing complex and insecure geopolitical environment, leadership & management in humanitarian assistance are becoming more essential to ensure an effective response. Are you ready to lead and manage a humanitarian health response?
Examines an array of leadership & management models. Applies theories and models to multiple humanitarian contexts. Assesses students' leadership & management styles, and how they may affect humanitarian work. Discusses organizational structures and design as well as culture, and how they can affect humanitarian response.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply leadership & management theories, their advantages and limitations, and how they may influence strategies, policies and interventions in humanitarian health
  2. Contrast and critique important roles, functions, activities, and competencies of humanitarian health professionals during different types and phases of humanitarian emergencies
  3. Differentiate and evaluate between organization structures and organization design, and indicate advantages and disadvantages of each according to different contexts
  4. Discriminate and apply the different role that culture and environment play in motivating teams and conducting cross-cultural negotiations
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 20% Participation
  • 80% Assignments