Leadership and Management Academy

Academy

Target Audience

The target audience for all the College of Health Care Sciences Leadership and Management Academy (CHCSLMA) is employees in administrative departmental positions, and faculty members who aspire to be a manager or leader in the College. Program Directors and Chairs within the College who desire to improve their skills in leadership, team building, effective communication and overall management skills are encouraged to participate. Faculty members who desire to build their leadership skills for their current roles, and/or envision themselves in an administrative role in the future, will also find the Leadership and Management Academy resources beneficial. The Academy will include a series of organized teaching/learning modules that meet the needs of the participants who are actively engaged in the learning process. This course content, as well as other educational modules, will eventually be available to clinical preceptors and other educators, in order to promote a broad range of leaders within the health professions.

Leadership and Management Advancement Course Content

The CHCSLMA Leadership and Management Advancement course consists of four learning modules developed to promote optimal leadership and management skills through innovative teaching/learning strategies. This will be offered twice a year and offer both on-campus and online components within one course, with an integration of active learning experiences through case-based and participatory strategies. Each module is facilitated by an instructor who is a content expert, which includes community instructors from a variety of professions. Academy participants will present an aspect of their leadership plans or a case study to an audience at the end of the sixteen week period, as well as receive a Leadership and Management Advancement Certificate.

Sample Objectives
  1. Understand the multiple NSU systems and processes that are necessary to navigate for effective management
  2. Understand and apply key leadership theories and philosophies to academic roles
  3. Analyze employee and student supervision situations and identify effective solutions from management and leadership perspectives
  4. Understand College and departmental strategic planning processes
  5. Develop leadership and management plans for academic role success
  6. Explore current evidence related to leadership and management
  7. Support the core values of Nova Southeastern University in the areas of innovation, opportunity, and academic excellence
Module Content
This 3-week module focuses on a self-assessment of individual leadership characteristics and qualities. An overview of well recognized leadership theories will also be provided, with an integration of participant generated cases for application of the theories. The module will include readings on the theories and students will post additional related resources that they have found meaningful during this segment.
This 4-week module expands on specific leadership practices within the academic setting. Case examples provided by the instructor, as well as participants, will highlight the application of specific strategies of creating a shared vision, modeling the way, and challenging the process, among other strategies evident in the literature. These strategies will specifically be applied to strategic planning and analysis processes.
This 4-week module will cover aspects related to effective communication between managers and team members, managers and managers, and managers and administration. Team building and conflict resolution content will be included, as well as applicable strategies for various academic case scenarios. Participants will be encouraged to build on previous module knowledge, as they consider current managerial challenges.
This 5-week culminating module will be a combination of an on-campus full day with follow-up activities and four weeks of online learning. Topics for the on-campus section will include budget development and planning, performance appraisals, institutional effectiveness, program reviews, and policy/procedure development. This on-campus portion will be followed with online modules on ethics in management and professional goal setting for optimal management and leadership. The professional plans or case analyses may be selected for the final presentations.