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Leading Organizations

East Baltimore
1st Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
M, W, 1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
Focuses on the essential principles of personal and interpersonal leadership that can be used in an organizational setting to enhance performance, align and empower personnel, and assure organizational engagement. Applies leadership skills in a hands-on practical way that allows them to assess one's own strengths and weaknesses in leadership capacities including cultural proficiency and encourages them to challenge their own beliefs and assumptions about what constitutes leadership. Offers a comprehensive review of contemporary issues and perspectives on leadership, students gain an understanding of multidisciplinary and systems-oriented approaches as well as classic leadership theory. Includes topics such as development of leadership theories, personal assessment and development, values and ethics, motivation, power, followership, group dynamics, multiculturalism in leadership, conflict resolution, performance excellence, and creating organizational change strategies.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Recognize the role of self-awareness to create one’s leadership path by assessing one’s own strengths and weaknesses in leadership capacities including cultural proficiency
  2. Explain their leadership principles, values, and ethical boundaries, and how they will respond under pressure when challenged
  3. Articulate leadership paths that will enable them to leverage their motivational capabilities
  4. Build strong teams, as well as a culture of engagement and satisfaction
  5. Develop and apply leadership techniques that optimize their leadership effectiveness and empower others in creating organizational change strategies
  6. Articulate a Personal Leadership Development Plan
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 22% Participation
  • 78% Assignments
Enrollment Restriction
Restricted to MHA students in HPM only