This course aims to introduce and help develop transformational leadership competencies in public health practitioners, researchers, administrators, and policy influencers.
The world’s healthcare systems were inadequately prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. A constellation of factors conspired to create this global disaster, but the situation illuminated the urgent need worldwide to improve the ability of our public health workforce to lead change to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of people and planet. The focus of this course is on transformational leadership – the role of values, fundamental competencies, and the application of these for action – to bring about change in the public interest. This course aims to introduce and help develop transformational leadership competencies in public health practitioners, researchers, administrators, and policy influencers. It will be an interdisciplinary, guided tour and reflection on personal values and aspirations, interpersonal competencies, which is intended to empower participants not only to transform themselves, but also to act and influence amid a complex and inter-connected global context.
This course uses adult learning principles and an active, engaged teaching style to help learners reflect on, develop and expand transformational and change leadership insights and abilities. The course targets mid-level health professionals from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, as well as others working in positions in which they have the capacity to influence the public’s health.
By the end of the course participants will:
At least one facilitator will be on-site in Lugano, and some will join online. Participants are welcomed to join either on-site in Lugano, or online. In case of a change of regional policies (e.g., Covid) or personal reasons, the course could change to online.