Advanced Leadership and Practice

Course Description:

Dramatic change will occur in public health and health care in the next decade. This course provides public health practitioners and other health care providers with the leadership skills necessary to work effectively in the change environment at a community, state or regional level. These leadership skills are essential for designing and advocating for programs and policies necessary to promote health

Target Audience

Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students

Learning Objectives

  • The nature and role of leadership
  • The difference between leadership and management
  • The relationship of leadership and personality
  • The importance of and how leaders use systems thinking
  • How to organize and assess qualitative decisions
  • The importance of and how to set direction for an organization
  • The importance of and how to create an organizational culture
  • Your personal leadership philosophy
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 6.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Advanced Leadership and Practice
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


Peter Ginter

Peter M. Ginter, MBA, Ph.D.

Peter M. Ginter (Ph.D., University of North Texas; M.B.A., B.S., Auburn University) is Professor and Chair of The Department of Health Care Organization and Policy and a Senior Scholar in the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Ginter is active in research in strategic management, leadership, and health care organizations. He is the author or co-author of fifteen books including Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, 6th ed. (2009), Public Health Leadership and Management (2002) and The Physician Strategist (1996).

Dr. Ginter has published numerous articles and case studies in management, public health, and health care journals and has been principal investigator on numerous federal and state funded research grants.

His research interests include strategic management, leadership, and planning in public health and health care organizations. Dr. Ginter teaches courses in strategic management and leadership.


Available Credit

  • 6.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 6.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Advanced Leadership and Practice


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System Settings 
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