Led by I-TECH (International Training and Education Center for Health) Executive Director and UW Professor of Global Health Ann Downer, Leadership and Management in Health is a 12-week online course focusing on the practical leadership and management skills required for working in complex global health environments. The course is made up of weekly online modules on team building, accountability, supervision and delegation, conflict management, financial management, use of data for decision-making, and effective communication.
Since 2012, more than 10,000 health workers in 65 countries - mainly health care workers in low- and middle-income countries - have graduated from the course. The course continues to gain in popularity, with the latest course enrolled in by 4,500 people. “We consistently hear how empowering the course is,” said Anya Nartker, E-Learning Project Manager, UW Department of Global Health. “The course uses a blended model, where participants are required to meet other participants in their local site each week to apply what they are learning and to support one another.”
“I find myself going back to the course documents again and again to understand and imbibe what is given. I feel that the simple narrative of the course material has made all the difference,” said one course participant.
For more information on the next Leadership and Management in Health course, as well as other UW Department of Global Health online courses, see UW Department of Global Health E-Learning Program (eDGH).