Creating a Context for Change: Leading through Organizational Development
Learners participating in this web-based course will focus on leadership effectiveness particularly in terms of facilitating innovation and change within an organization and achieving an organizational context that is conducive to continuous improvement and a never-ending commitment to excellence. As effective leaders, we strive to create a shared vision of the future and then mobilize people, processes, and resources to achieve that vision. Effective leaders treat innovation and change as a continuous process, not as a single event or series of staccato or stop-and-go actions. By establishing and maintaining a continuous forward momentum, leaders can engage others in working together to be adaptable and flexible in their ongoing pursuit of their shared vision.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Examine various factors that influence successful adoption and implementation of innovation and change
- Use at least one theoretical model for examining change processes and the role of leadership
- Describe characteristics of effective leaders for facilitating innovation, change, and continuous improvement
- Identify individual and organizational characteristics that facilitate successful change
- Use specific leadership strategies to create and sustain effective change
Sheila W. Chauvin, PhD, MEd
Director, Office of Medical Education Research and Development
Director, Academy for the Advancement of Educational Scholarship
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
Professor, School of Public Health Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Adjunct Professor, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Dr. Chauvin is founding Director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development, founding Director of the Academy for the Advancement of Educational Scholarship, and tenured Professor at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. An Adjunct Professor in the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, she has been teaching and conducting evaluations in the South Central Public Health Leadership Institute since 1996 and engaged with a regional academic-practice partnership for two other training centers since their inception. Dr. Chauvin has 35 years of professional experience and is well-known for her expertise and achievements in educational research, teaching/learning effectiveness, faculty development, curriculum and educational program development, development and implementation of assessment and evaluation systems, educational leadership and change processes. Dr. Chauvin has worked with colleagues at LSUHSC and at a variety of medical schools to enhance teaching and education and to create programs and activities that foster faculty development and involvement in educational scholarship. Colleagues often described Dr. Chauvin as a teacher of teachers and an effective mentor. They cite her leadership effectiveness and adept skills for facilitating innovation, collaboration, and successful change and improvement processes.
- 4.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 4.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Creating a Context for Change: Leading through Organizational Development
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