Managing and Motivating Effective Public Health Performance


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Course Description
This course is designed to provide knowledge of management and leadership. These two components of administration are important to the task of motivation. The understanding of the relationship among the topics will enable managers to effectively coordinate individual actions toward the accomplishment of organizational goals.

This course is provided by South Central Public Health Partnership and will require a secondary login and/or registration. Click the LAUNCH button below to start or be taken to the course.

Target Audience
Leaders and managers.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
Module 1: What Management is and What Managers do

  1. Define what is meant by the term “management”
  2. Discuss what is meant by the process or functional approach to management
  3. Discuss what is meant by the “universality of management functions”
  4. Discuss what is meant by the “transferability of management skills”
  5. Describe how the skills required of managers changes as one moves up the organizational hierarchy
  6. Discuss an approach to management that is based on the roles managers perform
  7. Describe four “myths” of management

Module 2: The Mystical Reality of Leadership Part 1

  1. Provide a definition of leadership
  2. Discuss the trait and situational views of leadership
  3. Describe why leadership is so critical to effective change management
  4. Discuss the differences between leadership and management
  5. Illustrate the essential aspects of the language of leadership

Module 3: The Mystical Reality of Leadership Part 2

  1. Describe the trust cycle in leadership
  2. Define authority, power, accountability, and responsibility
  3. Explain why it is important for authority, power, accountability, and responsibility to be equal
  4. Describe the formal theory of authority
  5. Describe the acceptance theory of authority

Module 4: Theories of Motivation

  1. Compare the needs theories of Maslow, Alderfer, and McClelland
  2. Discuss the Two-Factor theory of motivation and explain why it involves job enrichment
  3. Differentiate between horizontal and vertical loading in job enrichment
  4. Describe why equity is important in considering human motivation
  5. Discuss Operant Conditioning as a theory of motivation
  6. Compare and contrast continuous and partial reinforcement schedules

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
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Online/ Self-study

Credit /CEU
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7 hrs.

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Course Publication Date
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