This course will cover the fundamental concepts of collaborative leadership and clarify the multiple layers of influence that impact health. Participants will receive an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to effectively guide diverse groups of people to find solutions to complex problems that affect them all. Collaborative leadership is an evidence-based field that has proven particularly effective in public health planning where multiple stakeholders have an interest. Course topics include the nature of successful collaboration, characteristics of a collaborative leader and a discussion of the collaborative leadership practices. An overview of a multiple-sector approach to public health provides a context for the collaborative leadership discussions.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Determine when and when not to use collaboration
- Compare five levels of relationships: networking, coordinating, cooperating, collaborating, and competing
- Identify three reasons people and organizations collaborate
- Identify some of the challenges to collaborative leadership
- Explain the context for collaboration
- Define the nature of successful collaboration
- Explain the meaning and nature of collaborative leadership
- Compare leadership styles
- Differentiate between "leadership" and "leader”
- Define the six practices of collaborative leadership
- Identify different ways to build collaborative leadership skills
This course is focused on increasing collaborative leadership capacity across all sectors and at all levels of public health practice. Public health professionals, students and others are encouraged to register.
This is an online course incorporating narrated presentations, interactive activities, self-assessment exercises, multi-media case studies drawn from public health, and links to resources. All content modules are competency-based and self-paced. This course will take approximately 3-5 hours to complete.
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credit or a Certificate of Completion is available for those registered participants who successfully complete this course.
To receive continuing education credit or a Michigan Public Health Training Center Certificate of Completion, participants must: 1) Be registered with the Michigan Public Health Training Center (MPHTC) for this course (MPHTC website), 2) Work through the course content by viewing narrated presentations and videos, and doing the activities and the interactive exercises, 3) Pass a Post-Test, and 4) Complete a final course evaluation.
3.0 Nursing contact hours
The Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nursing contact hours for this activity will expire on November 2012.
3.0 Category 1 contact hours in health education (CHES)
The Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, MI0094, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
This is an "aware" level course, providing an overview of the topics discussed. Social work target practice level: Beginning.
Additional information about nursing, social work and CHES continuing education provisions is available on the Career Advancement page of our website.
Course planning committee: Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, RN; Pamela Gilliam, MPA; Christine Gilmore, CPCC, ACC; Larry M. Gant, PhD, LMSW, MSW; Julie McCallum, MPH, RN; Angela Beck, MPH, CHES; Jeanette Kunnath, MEd; Amy Sarigiannis, MPH.