The program consists of 28 contact hours of live, in-class experience coupled with outside readings. All contact hours will be obtained in conjunction with ACCP Spring and Annual Meetings. Online portfolio-based assignments and assessment tools will provide documentation of program outcomes.
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Prerequisite Module: Leadership Primer
This foundational module is designed to provide participants with an introductory background in organizational behavior theory and fundamental philosophical concepts of leadership. Several definitions of leadership will be explored and discussed together with philosophical leadership thought. The module is meant to further stimulate each participant to seek additional study and experience in this area. Material covered will involve principles and concepts prevalent from the early 1900s to the 21st century. This 6-hour module serves as a mandatory prerequisite for all of the program's required modules; the primer must be taken first in order to receive credit for any required module.
- Define the difference between leadership and management in multiple environments.
- Describe evidence-based organizational behavior (OB) concepts and apply them to current professional settings.
The Leadership Primer module is a prerequisite for the three required modules described below. The Leadership Primer will be offered annually each spring.
Required Module No. 1: Personal Leadership Development
This module enables each participant to more fully lead his or her life and, in the process, work toward developing an optimal balance between activities in the workplace and at home, service endeavors, and recreational pursuits. The course involves discussion of principles and connected practices designed to enhance personal and professional success.
- Assume responsibility for leading one's professional and personal life.
- Construct and use a personal mission statement.
- Balance personal and professional activities by implementing a life leadership process.
Required Module No. 2: Interpersonal Leadership Development
This module involves principles necessary to enhance interpersonal relationships between associates in the workplace. The concepts of win-win outcomes, self-deception, synergistic agreements, and listening to achieve understanding will be discussed in the context of health care management and delivery.
- Describe the process leading to synergistic, mutually beneficial agreements.
- Relate the principles associated with empathic listening.
- Describe Martin Buber's I-It/I-Thou approach to interpersonal relations and relate the concept of self-deception.
- Describe the importance of using diversity to enhance organizational performance.
Required Module No. 3: The Attributes of a Leader
This module reviews contemporary leadership literature, focusing on the most favored attributes of leaders.
- Relate how knowing yourself, and knowing the context or world in which you lead, increases your effectiveness as a leader.
- Relate how your leadership/management experiences, and your understanding of these experiences, expand your leadership capabilities.
- Create a history of personal leadership development.
- Describe how vision, passion, integrity, trust, curiosity, and daring are associated with leadership effectiveness.
Each elective module consists of two contact hours of instruction and
will be embedded within both the ACCP Spring and Annual Meetings. The
purpose of these electives is to provide instruction to meet the
leadership or management needs of individual participants. Some
electives will focus on a contemporary leadership approach or
leadership text. Other electives will address the needs of specific
leadership positions (e.g., the clinical manager, the pharmacy
department head and/or associate/assistant head, the department
chair/vice chair). The Leadership and Management Certificate Program
requires completion of 10 hours of elective modules.
In addition to completing the 18 hours of required modules and 10 hours of elective modules, each participant must assemble a portfolio containing a personal mission statement, personal definition of leadership, self-assessments, and mentor assessments. Portfolio development should begin upon enrollment in the Academy.