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Where High-Performance Meets Higher Learning
Strengthen your leadership style using an approach that promotes collaboration across disciplines and stakeholders. Learn about applied leadership theory, strategic talent management, and driving performance.
A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to this graduate certificate program.
- Data Driven Decision Making
- Communication Strategies for the Health Care Leader
- Public Management in a Political Environment
Start March 4
Courses start every 8 weeks
What Courses Will I Take?
Learn how to research a current issue and interpret statistics. Explore the lens through which professionals from other disciplines make decisions based on data and statistical research. Topics covered include descriptive and inferential statistics, hypothesis testing, and linear regression.
Communication Strategies for the Health Care Leader
Healthcare leaders have a profound responsibility to communicate effectively with diverse audiences. You will examine a variety of communication contexts, including planning, community-building, leading productive meetings, advocacy, inclusive communication across cultures, and crisis communication. Emphasis will be placed on new and emerging forms of leadership communication, ranging from myth-busting to social media and remote platforms. Create a strategic communication plan within a health environment of your choosing and develop your own communication plan.
To succeed in the public health field, the ability to understand and apply basic statistical methods commonly used in the design and analyses of biomedical and public health investigations is essential. The major topics covered in this course include types of data, study designs, probability, hypothesis testing, power, and sample size. Emphasis is placed on applying appropriate statistical methods, interpreting the results across public health environments, and communicating effectively with diverse stakeholders.
Public Management in a Political Environment
This course analyzes concepts, methods, skills, and procedures involved in managing public organizations. You will consider problems of organizations from a strategic management perspective and develop valuable skills in planning, decision making, performance evaluation. Learn how to determine and navigate the major stakeholders of a public organization, and apply your skills using cases taken from a variety of public services found at all levels of government.
- Earn as a stand-alone credential to boost your resume or as part of an Excelsior master's degree
- Ideal for organizational change agents leading across teams
- Keep your career on the cutting edge— while saving time and money
- Boost your earning potential and your skills
Real Community. Real Experience.
Data is one of the most valuable commodities of the 21st century and the volume of big data impacting organizations is enormous. Knowing how to collect, assess, and harness that data to supplement decision making is key for leaders today.
Our courses are designed by a team of academically and industry qualified professionals who develop experiential and problem-based learning experiences to ensure learning in the classroom is really connected to things going on in today’s workplace.
Michelle Tochiki is an Army spouse and HR data analyst. She works at a workers’ compensation insurance company auditing and simplifying key data for executives.
Josayne Anderson-Tejera is the equal employment opportunity and inclusion officer for New York State's Dutchess County She facilitates the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, investigates discrimination and harassment complaints, and conducts outreach to help diversify the workforce, and partner with different committees.
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