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Harvard School of Public Health

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Spring 2 2010

Mr. G. Moseley
2.5 credits
Seminars. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Health care is a labor-intensive industry; human resource costs account for over 70% of the U.S. health care budget. At some point in their careers, most HSPH graduates will be responsible for directing the work activities of other people. In this course, they will learn basic strategies and tactics for achieving maximum productivity and contentment from employees in health care settings.

The course will examine all the critical managerial challenges along the employment continuum, from Recruitment and Hiring through Performance Appraisal to Layoff or Firing. We will learn about the human desires that Motivate Behavior and how to take advantage of them in the workplace. The skills and traits associated with Effective Leadership will be studied. These include the important talents of Delegating to Subordinates and Handling Employee Problems.

In the most exciting part of this course, students will become familiar with state-of-the-art managerial concepts like Organizational Culture, Managing Change, and Learning Organizations. We will spend time learning how teams form and function in a health care setting, especially when composed of multiple disciplines. Including other topics receiving special attention are: Facilitating Communication, Resolving Conflict, Working with Labor Unions, and Using Power in the Workplace.

One class will be devoted to the role of Compensation in managing people, particularly the current hot topic of Pay-for-Performance. During another session, we will explore the twin issues of Managing Physicians and Physicians as Managers. The aspects of Sexual Harassment and Substance Abuse unique to health care organizations are the focus of another class. Throughout the course, reference is made to the Legal Implications of employment decisions by managers.

The learning style in this course involves a lot of dialogue among students and instructor, case studies, and role plays. During the course, students keep a journal of their developing thoughts on people management and conduct a field interview with a practicing people manager.

Course note: No Auditors

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2 2009

Mr. G. Moseley
2.5 credits
Seminars. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Health care is a labor-intensive industry; human resource costs account for over 70% of the U.S. health care budget. At some point in their careers, most HSPH graduates will be responsible for directing the work activities of other people. In this course, they will learn basic strategies and tactics for achieving maximum productivity and contentment from employees in health care settings.

The course will examine all the critical managerial challenges along the employment continuum, from Recruitment and Hiring through Performance Appraisal to Layoff or Firing. We will learn about the human desires that Motivate Behavior and how to take advantage of them in the workplace. The skills and traits associated with Effective Leadership will be studied. These include the important talents of Delegating to Subordinates and Handling Employee Problems.

In the most exciting part of this course, students will become familiar with state-of-the-art managerial concepts like Organizational Culture, Managing Change, and Learning Organizations. We will spend time learning how teams form and function in a health care setting, especially when composed of multiple disciplines. Including other topics receiving special attention are: Facilitating Communication, Resolving Conflict, Working with Labor Unions, and Using Power in the Workplace.

One class will be devoted to the role of Compensation in managing people, particularly the current hot topic of Pay-for-Performance. During another session, we will explore the twin issues of Managing Physicians and Physicians as Managers. The aspects of Sexual Harassment and Substance Abuse unique to health care organizations are the focus of another class. Throughout the course, reference is made to the Legal Implications of employment decisions by managers.

The learning style in this course involves a lot of dialogue among students and instructor, case studies, and role plays. During the course, students keep a journal of their developing thoughts on people management and conduct a field interview with a practicing people manager.

Course note: No Auditors

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2 2008

Mr. G. Moseley
2.5 credits
Seminars. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Health care is a labor-intensive industry; human resource costs account for over 70% of the U.S. health care budget. At some point in their careers, most HSPH graduates will be responsible for directing the work activities of other people. In this course, they will learn basic strategies and tactics for achieving maximum productivity and contentment from employees in health care settings.

The course will examine all the critical managerial challenges along the employment continuum, from Recruitment and Hiring through Performance Appraisal to Layoff or Firing. We will learn about the human desires that Motivate Behavior and how to take advantage of them in the workplace. The skills and traits associated with Effective Leadership will be studied. These include the important talents of Delegating to Subordinates and Handling Employee Problems.

In the most exciting part of this course, students will become familiar with state-of-the-art managerial concepts like Organizational Culture, Managing Change, and Learning Organizations. We will spend time learning how teams form and function in a health care setting, especially when composed of multiple disciplines. Including other topics receiving special attention are: Facilitating Communication, Resolving Conflict, Working with Labor Unions, and Using Power in the Workplace.

One class will be devoted to the role of Compensation in managing people, particularly the current hot topic of Pay-for-Performance. During another session, we will explore the twin issues of Managing Physicians and Physicians as Managers. The aspects of Sexual Harassment and Substance Abuse unique to health care organizations are the focus of another class. Throughout the course, reference is made to the Legal Implications of employment decisions by managers.

The learning style in this course involves a lot of dialogue among students and instructor, case studies, and role plays. During the course, students keep a journal of their developing thoughts on people management and conduct a field interview with a practicing people manager.

Course note: No Auditors

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2 2007

Mr. G. Moseley
2.5 credits
Seminars. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Health care is a labor-intensive industry; human resource costs account for over 70% of the U.S. health care budget. At some point in their careers, most HSPH graduates will be responsible for directing the work activities of other people. In this course, they will learn basic strategies and tactics for achieving maximum productivity and contentment from employees in health care settings.

The course will examine all the critical managerial challenges along the employment continuum, from Recruitment and Hiring through Performance Appraisal to Layoff or Firing. We will learn about the human desires that Motivate Behavior and how to take advantage of them in the workplace. The skills and traits associated with Effective Leadership will be studied. These include the important talents of Delegating to Subordinates and Handling Employee Problems.

In the most exciting part of this course, students will become familiar with state-of-the-art managerial concepts like Organizational Culture, Managing Change, and Learning Organizations. Other topics receiving special attention are Facilitating Communication, Resolving Conflict, Managing Teams, and Using Power in the Workplace.

The management of employees in a Unionized Workplace is the topic of one class. During another session, we will explore the twin issues of Managing Physicians and Physicians as Managers. The aspects of Sexual Harassment and Substance Abuse unique to health care organizations are the focus of another class. Throughout the course, reference is made to the Legal Implications of employment decisions by managers.

The learning style in this course involves a lot of dialogue among students and instructor, case studies, and role plays. During the course, students keep a journal of their developing thoughts on people management and conduct a field interview with a practicing people manager. (5.06)

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2006

Mr. G. Moseley
2.5 credits
Seminars. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Health care is a labor-intensive industry; human resource costs account for over 70% of the U.S. health care budget. At some point in their careers, most HSPH graduates will be responsible for directing the work activities of other people. In this course, they will learn basic strategies and tactics for achieving maximum productivity and contentment from employees in health care settings.

The course will examine all the critical managerial challenges along the employment continuum, from Recruitment and Hiring through Performance Appraisal to Layoff or Firing. We will learn about the human desires that Motivate Behavior and how to take advantage of them in the workplace. The skills and traits associated with Effective Leadership will be studied. These include the important talents of Delegating to Subordinates and Handling Employee Problems.

In the most exciting part of this course, students will become familiar with state-of-the-art managerial concepts like Organizational Culture, Managing Change, and Learning Organizations. Other topics receiving special attention are Facilitating Communication, Resolving Conflict, Managing Teams, and Using Power in the Workplace.

The management of employees in a Unionized Workplace is the topic of one class. During another session, we will explore the twin issues of Managing Physicians and Physicians as Managers. The aspects of Sexual Harassment and Substance Abuse unique to health care organizations are the focus of another class. Throughout the course, reference is made to the Legal Implications of employment decisions by managers.

The learning style in this course involves a lot of dialogue among students and instructor, case studies, and role plays. During the course, students keep a journal of their developing thoughts on people management and conduct a field interview with a practicing people manager.
Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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