Online Program

Using a Leadership Framework to increase Competencies in Interprofessional Education and Practice

Monday, November 2, 2015

Suzanne Hawley, PhD, MPH, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Sonja Armbrurster, MA, Community Engagement Institute, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Ashwini Kanade, DDS, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Peter Cohen, PhD, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wichita State University
Student and professionals in healthcare and public health are regularly called upon to exercise leadership. One of the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practiceis (IPEC) to “Apply leadership practices that support collaborative practice and team effectiveness.” This project uses online curriculum development and strategies to teach adaptive leadership principles a framework and structure to increase both public health and interprofessional education (IPEC) competencies. This study will describe outcomes used in a public health leadership course with students from a variety of health disciplines together using class meeting, discussions, reflective activities, and experiments.  Sixty-five students provided qualitative and quantitative pre- and post-test data which indicated significant improvement in learning outcomes across all measures (knowledge of IPEC and leadership skills). Implications for this project include the importance of merging students from a broad array of health disciplines in one virtual classroom to facilitate interprofessional skills to met practice needs.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related education
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe how adaptive leadership principles/competency domains intersect with the competency domains of Interprofessional Education and Practice in Health (IPE). Explain the benefits of learning adaptive leadership principles across a diverse health professional audience using innovative course design and delivery Understand how program evaluation methods using qualitative and quantitative data can demonstrate and direct how adaptive leadership principles can also increase interprofessional competency skills which are critically needed across diverse health professions

Keyword(s): Public Health Curricula & Competencies, Leadership

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served as a principal investigator on grants and research in public health leadership. I have also publish peer reviewed journals in this area as well as competency based education and evaluation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.