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Leaders in Health Namibia Series

The Leaders in Health Namibia Series brings together participants from multiple sectors, including the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services, Namibian Ministry of Defence, I-TECH Namibia, and the University of Namibia.

The goal is to further strengthen health care systems in Namibia through effective mentoring of health leaders, managers, and teachers from multiple sectors. The series consists of two face-to-face, three-day workshops separated by ten weeks of distance-based course sessions broadcast from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle (those e-learning session are now available here).  It is, thus, a blended-learning course using skills-based workshops combined with distance learning sessions and assignments. During the workshops, participants study and discuss the nuances of leadership and management and practice policy advocacy and communication skills through role-play, case studies, and other interactive activities.

Workshop 1 (This curriculum is from the March 2011 workshop)

Day One

Time Topic
7h45-8h00  Check in
8h00-9h45 Course Introduction
  • Articulate overall goal and objectives of LIH series
  • Understand the objectives and structure of the three phases
  • Articulate specific objectives of Phase I of LIH series
  • Demonstrate different leadership styles and approaches
9h45-10h45 Session 1 Leadership and Management Framework
  • Describe the difference between leadership and management
  • Describe key leadership and management activities
  • Explain how management and leadership skills contribute to the achievement of results
10h45-11h15  Tea Break
11h15-13h00 Session 2 Introduction to the 8 Habits and Habit 1
  • Distinguish between production and production capability; reactive and proactive;  and circles of influence and concern
  • Explain the emotional bank account and make a calculation of their own
  • Assess own strengths and weaknesses in relation to each habit
  • Choose a situation where they wish to be more proactive and plan for it
13h00-14h00 Lunch
14h00-15h00

Session 3 Habit 2

  • Provide insight into how their own core values affect their actions and attitudes
  • Reflect upon the influence of others on their lives
  • Distinguish between a  personal vision and mission
  • Draft a personal mission statement
  • Incorporate core values, vision, and mission into the first draft of a personal development plan
15h00-15h15 Break
15h15-15h45  Leadership Profile and Discussion (incorporated within Habit 2 guide)
15h45-16h45  Session 3 Habit 2 (continued)
16h45-17h00
 Daily Evaluation and Feedback

Day Two

Time Topic
7h45-8h00 Check in
8h00-9h45 Opening Exercise 1 Visual Explorer Cards
9h45-10h45

Session 4 Communication Styles

  • Identify personal communication styles or preferences
  • Discuss the impact of communication style in the workplace
  • Describe strategies for preventing and addressing communication barriers
10h45-11h15 Tea Break
11h15-13h00

Session 5 Visual and Storytelling Tools for Leaders

  • Introduce storytelling as a leadership tool
  • Describe the relationship between storytelling and values
  • Discuss the role of stories in the workplace
  • Explore how visuals enhance stories
  • Prepare to design and deliver leadership stories using visuals in Phase II
13h00-14h00  Lunch
14h00-15h00 Leadership Profile and Discussion
15h00-15h15

Session 6 Habit 3

  • Distinguish urgent/important from less urgent/less important tasks in their daily workflow 
  • Assign their own work to each of four quadrants of Covey’s Time Management Matrix
  • Consider and commit to three strategies for greater efficiency that might work for them
  • Distinguish between effective and ineffective delegation scenarios
  • Practice personal delegation scenario in advance of acting on it

 

15h15-15h45 Break
15h45-16h45 Session 6 Habit 3 (continued)
16h45-17h00
Daily Evaluation and Feedback

Day Three

Time Topic
7h45-8h00 Check in
8h00-9h45 Personal Development Plan, Part 2
9h45-10h45

Session 7 Habit 4

Define the term “win/win”

  • Explain the importance of using a win/win negotiation approach as a leader
  • Name 3 win/win character traits
  • List 3 win/win negotiation strategies
  • Describe the 5 expectation areas of the win/win checklist
10h45-11h15 Tea Break
11h15-13h00

Session 8 Public Policy and Advocacy

  • Identify and analyze stakeholders, their characteristics and interests
  • Describe the tools of public policy and analyze options for using them to address specific issues
  • Consider how to develop and work with stakeholder coalitions to support policy change
  • Consider the uses and limits of evidence in the development of policy

 

13h00-14h00  Lunch
14h00-15h00 Leadership Profile and Discussion
15h00-15h15

Session 9 Public Speaking

  • Describe why anxiety is induced in people when presenting
  • Recognize how presentation-related stress and anxiety manifests in yourself
  • Describe 10 tips that can contribute to a dynamic presentation and reduce anxiety
15h15-15h45  Break
15h45-16h45  Session 9 Public Speaking (continued)
16h45-17h00
 Final Evaluation

E-Learning Modules

Five e-learning modules provide self-paced learning content, reinforced by live teleconferences and videoconferences, in the period between in-person sessions.

 

Access the modules here.


Workshop 2:

(This curriculum is from the June 2011 workshop)

Day One

Time Topic
7h45-8h00 Check in
8h00-9h45 Re-entry Jeopardy Game
9h45-10h45

Policy and Advocacy and Thailand Case Study

  • Identify and analyze stakeholders, their characteristics and interests
  • Describe the tools of public policy and analyze options for using them to address specific issues
  • Consider how to develop and work with stakeholder coalitions to support policy change
  • Consider the uses and limits of evidence in the development of policy

 

10h45-11h15 Tea Break
11h15-13h00 Thailand Case Study (continued)
13h00-14h00 Leadership Profile and Discussion
14h00-15h00

Narrating Your Leadership Story

  • Describe 10 tips that can contribute to a dynamic presentation and reduce anxiety.
  • Explain why feedback is important in the workplace.
  • Describe 3 tips for providing effective feedback.
  • Prepare and present a 1-2 minute personal narrative.
15h00-15h15 Lunch 
15h15-15h45 Narrating Your Leadership Story (continued)
15h45-16h45  Break
16h45-17h00
Narrating Your Leadership Story (continued)
16h45-17h00 Daily Evaluation and Feedback

Day Two

Time Topic
7h45-8h00 Check in
8h00-8h30 Professional Development Plan 
8h30-9h00

Leadership Profile and Discussion 

 

9h00-10h30

Habit 5

  • Explain the importance of listening
  • Describe empathic listening and how it differs from other types of listening
  • Demonstrate empathic listening skills
10h45-11h15 Tea Break
11h15-12h00 Habit 5 (continued)
12h00-13h00 Lunch
13h00-14h00

Habit 6

  • Define synergy
  • Describe 3 qualities and practices necessary for creating synergy

 

15h45-16h45 Break
16h45-17h00
Narrating Your Leadership Story (continued)
16h45-17h00 Daily Evaluation and Feedback

Day Three

Time Topic
7h45-8h00 Check in
8h00-8h30 Leadership Profile and Discussion
9h45-10h45

Habit 7

  • Explain the link between work/life balance and professional and personal effectiveness
  • Identify 4 possible ways to renew energy for improving effectiveness at work
10h45-11h15

Habit 8

  • Discuss the role of mentorship in inspiring staff
  • Identify 3 ways to inspire staff
11h15-13h00 Tea Break
13h00-14h00

Leadership Practices Inventory

 

  • Name and explain the 5 Leadership Practices of Kouzes and Posner
  • Understand the metrics, strengths and limitations of the Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI)
  • Identify 2 leadership strengths and weaknesses through self-administration and scoring using the LPI
  • Commit to at least 1 strategy for strengthening those Leadership Practices that are weak

 

15h00-15h45 Lunch
15h15-15h45 Leadership Practices Inventory (continued)
15h45-16h45 Break
16h45-17h00
Closing Discussion and Wrap-up
16h45-17h00 Final evaluation