CPD Activities

Essential Traits of Great Health Leaders for the 21st Century (2nd TracK)

Essential Traits of Great Health Leaders for the 21st Century (2nd TracK)

Starting on :08:01 AM 11 January, 2016 Venue:Online
Ending on :08:00 AM 07 March, 2016 Max Credits:10.00
Moderator:No Activity Moderator Activity Cost: Free Order


1. Mr. Mark Tozzio
FOCUS: Healthcare Business Development and Strategy 32+ years of progressive responsibility in healthcare management/leadership for non-profit and proprietary systems with over $900 million in new and enhanced programs, services and facilities throughout the United States and Caribbean nations. Major Responsibilities include: New Business Development Analysis and Implementation, Strategic Planning, Physician Relations and Recruitment, Practice Management, Organizational Development and Turnaround, Joint Ventures, Cultural Re-Alignment of Management Team, Data Assessment and Strategic Thinking, Group Facilitation, and Collaborative Care and Clinical Integration of Payers, Hospitals and Physicians Specialties: Board Certified and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and Master Strategist and Planner
Northeastern State University, Oklahoma

2. Mr. David Woodrum
David L. Woodrum, a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, has a broad spectrum of health care administration, ambulatory care, turn-around management and revitalization experience. He was President of The Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, WV and of hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Texas. He has been a health systems administrator and has extensive experience in planning, management, marketing of hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding ambulatory projects such as cardiac catheterization laboratories, urgent care centers, freestanding emergency centers plus imaging and oncology centers. He has extensive operating and consulting experience in numerous foreign countries. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Hospital Association. He was a founding partner in Woodrum/Ambulatory Systems Development, LLC, a national ambulatory surgery and ambulatory care company. Currently, he is President of Woodrum, Inc., a national acute and ambulatory care management and consulting company. He holds a Masters of Business Administration with a major in Health Care Administration from The George Washington University, Washington, DC and currently is a member of GWU’s part time faculty. He is a re-certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Woodrum is a diplomate and certified in health care administration and is a certified health care consultant. He is the Past Chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Healthcare Consultants Forum. He has served as Corporate Secretary of the National Resident Matching Program and has served as chairman officer of health care organizations
Woodrum, Inc., President

3. Mr. Frederick Kimemia Joseph
Fredrick’s passion is addressing social and health disparities in developing countries. His goal in life is to realize equitable and sustainable social and economic systems that support delivery of social and specifically health services for people living in deprived settings within resource limited areas of the world. He has been involved in development of health systems in health institutions, conducted research, designed health financing schemes and management of health programs in Kenya, Sudan and State of Maine right from concept development, implementation (operations) and at management/leadership and governance levels. Currently doing his Doctoral Degree in Health Systems Management and worked in small, mid and big volume health institutions and taught in different Universities. I am also involved in recruitment and mentorship of the next generation health leaders in Kenya and developing world through Health Systems Management Association, HESPA Limited and several other forums including Training Institutions Forum that brings together 6 Kenyan Universities tertiary colleges and institutes.

4. Dr. Eloy Chavez
A holder of Doctorate Degree in Education and Dean of Northeastern State University College of Continuing education has extensive experience providing knowledge to numerous health care managers in Africa and the USA. He helped put together these courses in partnership provided through HeSMA.


This course explores in detail the critical leadership attributes that are necessary to create organizational collaboration and integrated healthcare initiatives that promote value-based care and cost effective quality.The leadership and governance of health systems, also called stewardship, is arguable the most complex but critical building block of any health system. It is about the role of the the leaders/managers  in health and its relation to other actors whose activities impact on health. This involves overseeing and guiding the whole health system, private as well as public, in order to protect the public interest. Issues of leadership are discussed and applied for health cares setting in this course. 

“I accidently ‘stumbled’ onto the Leadership course through an email I received from HeSMA. I wondered if I could juggle between work, family life, and study – I’m glad I decided to take this 100% online program. Based on my experience I can attest that taking this course was one of my best decisions. I gained added skills, knowledge, and a positive attitude, from the renowned international and Kenyan instructors that presented an interesting curriculum that is very relevant to the Kenyan healthcare scenario. I received valuable guidance to help advance my medical career in Kenya. Another big advantage for me was the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues from HeSMA and to establish new mentoring relationships. This Leadership course helped me realize that: ’Vision without action is merely a dream; Action without vision just passes the time; Vision with action can change the world’ (quote by Joel Barker). I hope you will consider taking the LMG courses offered by NSU HeSMA program.”

 -- Dr. Jedidah Wangechi, MBChB, Medical Officer, Kenya Ministry of Health, Huruma County Hospital, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya



Key topics in this course include:

1.    Understanding the attributes of great leaders and addresses the question – are they innate or developed?

2.    Exploring the essential traits of great leaders

3.    Examining the value of Talent, Inspiration and Charisma

4.    Reviewing the building blocks of good Communications, Relationships and Trust

5.    Understanding the main elements of Influence vs Coercion and Respecting Others

6.    Learning how to create a Culture of Excellence

7.    Learning how to identify and survive environmental “game changers”

8.    Measuring Competencies through assessment tools for leaders 

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