Leadership Course : Educational Leadership Strategies for Health Professionals in Developing Countries

Gohar Wajid, (World Health Organization, Egypt), Amanullah Khan, (Dean Faculty of Management Sciences, Riphah International University, Pakistan)
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi
USD 300 – (   1 full day  )

The importance of leadership for health professionals is increasingly being recognized at the global level. There is common agreement that health professionals such as physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals should have leadership qualities to effectively lead their professions. A large number of professional associations, regulatory bodies and educational institutes are incorporating leadership as an essential attribute for the education and training of all health professionals. Few examples include Tomorrow’s Doctor by GME, the National Leadership Competency Framework developed by the NHS, postgraduate competencies defined by ACGME and leadership competencies and standards defined by Academy of Medical Educators. Health Professions Education (HPE) curricula in developing countries mainly focus on developing the knowledge and skills of health professionals in their respective fields with little emphasis on improving ‘soft non-technical, yet core skills’ such as professionalism, communication, empathy, leadership etc.

Who should attend?

  • Health professionals (doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals);
  • Health professions education faculty;
  • Health professions education managers and administrators;
  • Health professions education curriculum designers;
  • Members of regulatory authorities and professional associations

Course content:

  • Introduction to leadership for health professionals
  • Relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership
  • Leadership models for health professionals
  • Defining leadership competencies
  • Incorporating leadership competencies in educational curricula