What you'll learn

  • Gain experience with the steps involved in the project management process and adapt the stages to address the nuances within a variety of health care settings
  • Use case study exploration to examine how project management techniques can be leveraged as process improvement tools
  • Learn and practice strategies to navigate the interpersonal dynamics that emerge between and among the roles of clinical and administrative leaders/staff with specific focus on managing conflict and successful negotiation as it pertains to the project management arena
  • Identify and examine methods that maximize communication among audiences with a stake in project outcomes

Course description

As the entire world reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic, project management skills have become even more sought after to respond to both the short-term response efforts and long-term planning initiatives.  Many clinical and administrative health care staff end up leading project teams, despite having no formal training in project management. Though these individuals may be subject matter experts, they often have only a passing knowledge of the science of improvement. Now more than ever, it is crucial for these project leaders to participate in formal project management training to move from ideas to results.

This online program provides the training health care professionals need to improve the quality of care at their organization through projects delivered on time and within budget. From setting the foundation and planning, to execution and close out, you will master each step of managing a project in detail, whether in response to the COVID-19 epidemic or other high priority health care needs.

Associated Schools

  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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