Online ExpertTrack in Business & Management

Team Building and Transformational Leadership: How to Get Ahead in Healthcare Leadership and Management

4.7 (6 reviews)

Discover how to enhance your emerging healthcare management career through practical leadership theories and personal development.

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Coventry UniversityCoventry University

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Use transformational leadership and team building to improve health services

What are the principles of leadership and management that will take healthcare organisations into the future – and how can you use them to supercharge your emerging career?

This ExpertTrack offers healthcare students the opportunity to critically evaluate leadership and management theories and apply them to their future practice.

You’ll have the chance to cover all aspects of leadership styles and management, including personal effectiveness, management of resources, and management of people.

You’ll also be able to reflect on your own qualities as an emergent leader or manager and learn how you can create a personal development plan for your own career.

Understand the difference between leadership and management

Under the guidance of experts at Coventry University, you’ll explore how effective leadership and management go hand in hand, despite their notable differences.

You’ll consider whether it’s possible to be a good leader and bad manager, if leaders can be developed, and what the most effective – and ineffective – leadership styles and practices are.

Build skills for conflict management and resilience

How do you succeed at managing conflict in the workplace, and how can you build the resilience required to do so?

This ExpertTrack will help you to examine different methods of conflict management and discover conflict resolution skills and techniques that work, including the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), designed to measure a person’s behaviour in conflict situations.

You’ll learn how this powerful tool can help leaders and managers save valuable time and money by observing whether you’re overusing or underusing one or more of five conflict-handling modes.

Apply the Myers Briggs test to leadership styles

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI test, is a personality test used to help understand a person’s leadership skills through 16 personality types.

You’ll discover how your Myers-Briggs type can impact and improve your leadership style.

The test is a widely used tool for coaching leaders that can help managers gain self-awareness, improve emotional intelligence, and better understand how they – and those around them – operate in a workplace.

Upon completion of this ExpertTrack, you’ll have had the opportunity to review a range of leadership styles and tools, and be able to reflect on your own leadership capabilities as well as how to best develop them.

Key skills you will learn

  • Methods to assess leadership and management
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Communication
  • Leadership and management in a global context
  • Critical analysis of leadership skills
  • Career development
  • Managing healthcare teams
  • Coaching
  • Conflict resolution
  • Managing change
  • Leadership
  • Management

Learning outcomes

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be able to...

  • Identify and reflect your own personal strengths using theory and models to identify areas of personal development as a future leader and manager
  • Reflect on your own values and qualities, evaluating these against the literature base of current healthcare leaders and managers
  • Explore the theory of leadership and management, analysing the necessary characteristics of a modern healthcare leader and manager
  • Investigate the complexity of leadership and management in the healthcare environment, appraising the differences required for effective teamwork

Experience required

There are no requirements for this ExpertTrack, other than that you should be a healthcare student or already be working in the health sector at a junior level.

Getting started

This ExpertTrack is designed for students or healthcare professionals, administrators wishing to progress into middle or senior management roles, as well as policy makers, executives, consultants, and service providers in the health sector.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    4.7 (6 reviews)

    Learn the principles of being an effective leader and manager in healthcare, including the theory of transformational leadership.

    1 test

    2 weeks

    8 hours per week

    • Week 1

      What are the key concepts relevant to emergent leaders and managers?
      • Welcome to Getting Ahead in Health Services: Healthcare Management and Leadership Principles
      • What are the differences between leadership and management?
      • Can leaders be developed?
      • Effective and ineffective leadership and management practices and styles
      • Summary of Week 1
    • Week 2

      Leadership theories and characteristics
      • Introduction to Week 2
      • The history of leadership theories
      • Leaders in history
      • Introduction to key leadership theories and concepts
      • Leading in different countries and with different cultures
      • The characteristics, skills, qualities and behaviours required by healthcare leaders
      • Summary of Week 2
  • Course 2

    Find out how to become a better leader in health services by developing deep self-awareness and appraising your values.

    1 test

    2 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Self-awareness development methods for the healthcare leader
      • Introduction to Week 1
      • Methods to assess leadership and management strengths and development areas
      • Using the Myers Briggs (MBTI) personality tool to gain insight
      • How to gain useful feedback
      • Using reflective practice tools
      • Personal Development Planning
      • Summary of Week 1
    • Week 2

      Impacting factors for the healthcare leader
      • Introduction to Week 2
      • Emotional Intelligence and how to develop it
      • Communicating with impact
      • Personal values, beliefs and qualities – how will these impact you as a leader?
      • Values, beliefs and qualities of Global Healthcare Leaders
      • Summary of Week 2
  • Course 3

    Identify and develop powerful strategies to manage the challenges facing today’s leaders and managers in healthcare.

    1 test

    2 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Healthcare leadership challenges in a global context
      • Introduction to the 21st century healthcare leadership role
      • Leadership and management in a global context
      • Key challenges facing Global Healthcare Leaders and Managers
      • Key characteristics of the modern healthcare leader
      • Summary of Week 1
    • Week 2

      Looking back and moving forward
      • Introduction to Week 2
      • Critical analysis of leadership styles and theories for the 21st Century healthcare leader
      • What does the future look like for healthcare leaders – how can we prepare?
      • Summary of Week 2
  • Course 4

    Discover the key to effective team leadership and the challenges it entails – from coaching to the Thomas Kilmann conflict model.

    1 test

    2 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Effective teamworking
      • How do we use teams and groups?
      • Types of teams
      • What makes a high performing, effective team?
      • How to build and develop a team
      • Summary of Week 1
    • Week 2

      Leading and managing today’s healthcare teams
      • Introduction to Week 2
      • How to lead and manage today
      • Conflict resolution
      • The coaching approach
      • Summary of Week 2
  • Course 5

    Discover how global leadership development methods and a personal development plan can make you a better leader in healthcare.

    1 test

    2 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Organisational development
      • Introduction to organisational development
      • Organisational approaches to developing leaders and managers in a global context
      • Using competency frameworks and models
      • Summary of Week 1
    • Week 2

      Looking to your future career
      • Career planning
      • Problem solving and decision making
      • The resilient leader
      • Summary of Week 2

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  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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