PHM 854 - Leadership & Team-Building for Researchers*

Description

This course covers the core competences useful to future scientists and healthcare professionals. The course emphasizes team and leadership skills, communication skills, and lifelong learning skills.  Students use cases to evaluate current leadership models and various science team contexts. The course emphasizes reflective practice, a trait useful for all leaders, but especially for scientists and physicians.  Students also learn to plan, set strategic goals and extend learning beyond the class.

Topics

  • Strategic Planning & SMART goal setting
  • Evaluation of current leadership models
  • Science of Team Science (and Team types)
  • Employment laws and diversity
  • Speech delivery
  • Communication skills/conflict management
  • Change management
  • Lifelong learning & Team Cognition
  • Providing Feedback
  • Successful meetings

Recommended Background

Experience supervising others and/or participation in workplace teams is strongly suggested.

Not open to students with credit in CMBA 804, CMBA805, CMBA 806, or CMBA 832.

Recommended (optional) Textbooks

book coverThe Interprofessional Healthcare Team

Donna Weiss, Et al.
Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett, 2014. 224 pp.,
(MSU library on reserve)
 


book coverLab Dynamics: Management Skills for Scientists, 2nd Ed.
Carl M. Cohen and Suzanne L. Cohen.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2012.

 

 

Instructor

Christina Dokter

Christina Dokter, Ph.D., is a seasoned leader in various public health organizations.  She was President of the National Association of Local Boards of Health and was Vice Chair of the Board of Health for Ingham County.  She serves on several Georgia state organizations such as the Opioid Task Force and the Opioid Prevention Work Group for the GA Department of Public Health.

She holds a PhD in Adult Learning/ Education Administration, a discipline that involves the study of leadership and organizational change.  Having worked both at a medical school as well as at a science department, she provides contexts pertinent to science/health leadership and teams.  As a certified Human Resources Specialist, she brings a wealth of knowledge about policies/laws pertinent to the workplace.  She is also as a seasoned leader in Toastmasters International and brings a wealth of practical knowledge about speech delivery.