Friday, December 14, 2018

Advance your career with this Leadership for the 21st Century Healthcare Executives Course

Prof. Mark Tozzio, L-FACHE pictured with issued certificates ready for awarding to first cohort of International Healthcare Administration Program learners who graduated earlier this year.    
Northeastern State University (NSU) is a public university with its main campus located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States, at the foot of the Ozark Mountains. The university also has two other campuses in Muskogee and Broken Arrow as well as online. Northeastern is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Oklahoma as well as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning west of the Mississippi River. NSU is partnered with the Health Systems Management Association (HeSMA), the only Professional Association for health care managers in Africa based in Nairobi to train health professionals in the continent with the necessary knowledge, skills and learning experiences needed to execute on their routine and daily work professionally based on the latest technological, scientific evidences and innovational approaches in Healthcare Administration and Management delivered in the advanced learning space events by the field experts, and leading specialists in Health Systems Management; usually by means of teaching distance learning courses in Healthcare Administration.

Why you NEED this certificate program starting in January 14th, 2019
Health systems globally are experiencing dramatic changes and constant restructuring due to services demand and regulatory forces. HeSMA East Africa, HeSMA SOM, CIHSA, and AZV (non-profit organizations) in partnership with Northeastern State University (NSU) have developed a specialized Leadership, Management and Governance (LMG) Program for healthcare professionals. This program is designed to offer practical solutions that not only help participants survive the present healthcare challenges, but enables leaders to thrive in these challenging times. Courses are tailored to reflect applicable circumstances in international markets (locally relevant topics). Courses include multi-national participant-inter-changes in order to share diverse perspectives. As part of the LMG Program, we are offering this course that focuses on practical learning applications essential to develop leadership traits proven by great healthcare leaders. This course is 10-weeks in duration, and 100% online program developed for physician leaders, healthcare executives, and managers (learning at their own pace and place). 

Course Summary
 Essential Leadership Traits of Great Healthcare Leaders for the 21st Century
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.
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

Learning Format, Materials and Objectives
The NSU CE courses are designed to meet the needs of busy professionals. The NSU Healthcare Contemporary Issues Certificate Program curriculum includes customized high quality, and timely learning opportunities taught by experienced healthcare executives using NSU’s proprietary Blackboard e-learning system. All learning materials are 100 percent Internet accessible. Each of the 10-week course is based on approximately 35 contact hours of study and instruction.  

Enrollment Information
 Eligibility criteria:
 1. Diploma in a health related discipline with 2 or more years of work experience.
 2. Degree in a health related discipline, medical practice, or management / administration.
 This advanced e-Learning program starts January 14 and runs until March 24, 2019.  The syllabus is available upon request – Mark Tozzio, 918-531-7468; or 
To enroll and pay for your special affiliate tuition discounted fee, please contact Dr. Mohamed Y. Dualeh, HeSMA SOM Branch Chair & NSU CE Teaching Assistant, Tel: 00252634417945 with an E-mail address of: or Prof. Mark Tozzio, NSU CE Faculty with an E-mail address of:  Special discount will be provided for respondents that commit in writing by December 31, 2018.

 Course fee: USD$250.00 for affiliates of international organizations that are partnered with Northeastern State University (NSU). Non-affiliates will be charged the regular fee of USD$400.00. The fees include all required learning materials, tuition, CEUs, and taxes.

Upon successful course completion, CPD Points will be awarded by the local licensing or certification agency. Participants will also receive a Certificate of Completion and 3.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Northeastern State University (USA university partner). The points earned in this course may also apply to the International LMG Certification Program.
 This course is also part of 5 courses series which will lead you to earn a graduate certificate in International Healthcare Administration Program from Northeastern State University.
Sample of certificates issued by NSUOK (USA) partner

Awards Received for this Educational Program

)     1) LERN International Award Recipient December 10, 2015 -- Northeastern State University, Department of Continuing Education has been honored for excellence in the Best Programming category by the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the world’s largest lifelong learning association.  The winning entry was included in a showcase of internationally exemplary programs at the 2015 LERN Annual Conference in New Orleans. Julie Coates, LERN’s Senior Vice President of Information Services said this year’s award nominees were of exceptionally high quality.  In northeast Oklahoma, this program jumped into online programming, with an e-Learning certificate program targeted to 25,000 healthcare administrators and physicians in Somalia, Nigeria and Kenya.  The online certificate program consists of seven, eight-week classes, complete with content that is relevant to international markets. “What won the award was the identification of the need for an audience half a world away and then reaching this new market and demand,” said Coates. 

Northeastern State University, Oklahoma President Dr. Steve Turner congratulates Dr. Eloy Chavez, Dean of the College of Extended Learning, Mark Tozzio, Adjunct Instructor Healthcare Administration, and CEL support team for receiving the coveted LERN International "Best of the Best" first place award for online Leadership, Management and Governance courses offered to African (and other international) physicians and health professionals [LERN Award December 2, 2015, New Orleans].
        2) Outstanding Services to Underserved Populations Award recipient
The Northeastern State University College of Extended Learning has been presented with the 2018 Outstanding Services to Underserved Populations Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education. The award recognizes the Healthcare Administration Certificate Program which uses an online format to make US certification a possibility for international health professionals.
Students of the Certificate Program include Healthcare Professionals in Somalia, Somaliland,  Puntland, Kenya and Cayman Islands giving special consideration in their local context and economic realities that we have adapted the teaching delivery methods and costs to these learners in order to make them more relevant and affordable to distant underserved communities- expanding the universities reach far beyond Oklahoma’s borders.
College of Extended Learning Dean Prof. Eloy Chavez, right, and Prof. Mark Tozzio pose with the ACHE Award for Outstanding Services to Underserved Populations. The award recognizes the Healthcare Administration Certificate Program which uses an online format to make U.S. certification a possibility for international health professionals.
"With over 30 years of healthcare administration experience, Prof. Mark and other adjunct instructors will share knowledge and practical experience with practitioners in the field to help manage the transition to a more efficient and quality oriented global health system."


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