University of Colorado Colorado Springs: College of Business

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Small Project Management for Healthcare Professionals

Leadership Development for Emerging Healthcare Leaders

Strategic Planning and Culture Development for Healthcare Leaders

Conflict Management & Negotiation Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

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Small Project Management for Healthcare Professionals 

Dates: Coming soon

Description:  The Small Project ManagementSM (SPM) for Healthcare Professionals program is designed for professionals in healthcare organizations with supervisory or management responsibilities.  This program will teach individuals how to define, plan, and execute a project.  Participants will also learn tools and strategies to increase effectiveness and efficiency in completing and executing projects, along with how to troubleshoot and solve challenges within project implementation.  Each participant undertakes a workplace based project and provides findings in a final presentation to class participants and their supervisors.

 Participants will: 

  • Learn to define a project
  • Plan a project
  • Coordinate project results with others
  • Learn how to identify and address challenges and obstacles
  • Execute a project that has direct impact on the organization 

* Participants will earn 1.75 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and can claim 17.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs)

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Leadership Development for Emerging Healthcare Leaders

Dates: February 21 - May 9, 2013
(Sessions are held every other week thru April; final class in May)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Participant Level: Managerial 
Enrollment Cap: 20
Participant Fee: $875
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Description:  The Leadership Development program is a professional development program designed for individuals in healthcare organizations with supervisory responsibilities. This program focuses on providing individuals with insight, knowledge, and skills that will help them better manage conflict, improve interpersonal communication, and better understand their own strengths and weaknesses. Each participant undertakes a workplace based project and provides findings in a final presentation to class participants and their supervisors.

Participants will:

  • Learn their unique leadership style
  • Improve their interpersonal communication skills and strengths using the Insights Discovery Profile
  • Learn how to effectively work with people and teams
  • Learn to deal with difficult situations in the workplace
  • Execute a project that has direct impact on the organization

* Participants will earn 1.75 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

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Strategic Planning & Culture Development for Healthcare Leaders

Dates: Coming soon 

Description:  Strategic planning often results in little organizational change because the planning process is not well-conceived.  In this high-impact course, healthcare leaders will learn how to how to design a strategic planning process that fits their organization, & that compels growth & change.  Participants will learn concepts & tools to increase participation in the strategic planning process & improve strategy implementation while developing a culture that supports the strategy.

This program is for healthcare professionals who are involved in strategic planning, including executives and VPs responsible for strategic planning & execution as well as middle managers who are responsible to drive a strategic planning process within their organization on various levels.  Participants will apply learning by completing assignments, which will include designing a strategic planning process for their organization or improving an existing strategic planning process. For maximum benefit, multiple professionals from the same organization should participate.

Participants will:

  • Understand the components of strategic planning
  • Learn how to design the strategic planning process
  • Execute an action plan for an organization
  • Learn to integrate strategy into the culture of an organization 

*Participants will receive 1.7 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

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Conflict Management & Negotiation Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

Dates: Coming soon

Description:  Negotiating involves more than financial transactions & organizational schemes. This interactive program will teach participants how to effectively negotiate within their organization including areas such as team competence, a willingness to integrate resources for strategic advantage, conflict management, & achieving via cross-functional teams.  Knowing how to achieve goals collectively through negotiations & conflict management increases input-value, operations, & efficient output. 

This program is for healthcare professionals who manage and supervise other people, both individuals and teams, and deal with situations that require knowledge and skills in the areas of conflict management and negotiation strategies.  Participants will apply learning through interactive lecture, case studies, course exercises, assignments, and Q&A discussion.  Assignments are designed to benefit the participants & organizations they represent.  For maximum benefit, multiple professionals from the same organization should participate.

Participants will:

  • Learn the strategies behind effective negotiation 
  • Study leadership theory and practice
  • Understand critical thinking and effective questioning 
  • Learn the characteristics of conflict and tools for management
  • Implement negotiation and conflict resolution strategies

 *Participants will receive 1.85 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

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