Systematic reflection: A key skill in public health doctoral level leadership development
In recognizing this, the University of Illinois, School of Public Health DrPH Program has explicitly focused on building skills of systematic reflection integrating, this important leadership skill into its curriculum in the core courses, student portfolio, and dissertation. The Program has captured the activity of systematic reflection in a iterative multi-step process of critical questioning, searching for evidence, and testing assumptions, Six of the nine core courses build basic skills in learning and applying systematic reflection to a variety of leadership situations. Students hone their skills through required journaling and in course assignments and projects.
Students demonstrate a mastery of systematic reflection, first through the critical examination of their leadership development in producing a portfolio of relevant academic and professional experiences. Finally, systematic reflection is again demonstrated in the dissertation proposal as students apply this skill in identifying an adaptive challenge and extracting from it a researchable problem which will be the focus of their dissertation research.
Development evaluation results show this approach to be effective
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Public health or related education
Describe the value of systematic reflection in leadership development Identify the steps in a systematic reflection process Discuss how systematic reflection can be integrated into a DrPH curriculum
Keyword(s): Leadership, Curricula
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Director of doctoral level public health leadership development program and lead instructor in leadership development courses. Extensive experience at the leadership level in public health practice both locally and nationally. Clinical Associate Professor at the UIC School of Public Health.
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.