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Project development and management for healthcare managers course is designed to enhance the competencies of the health officials to manage healthcare programs at various levels in the healthcare industry.

This course introduces to the course participants the fundamental elements of health projects such as project development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of healthcare programs in the public and private sectors. The course will also discuss some important issues in the healthcare industry including, planning, monitoring, and evaluation in the context of the developing countries. The course will use the participatory approach to explain some of the critical issues in the course.

This course is very important because studies show that donor organizations invest billions of dollars in healthcare project development, implementation and delivery system of projects every year. Having a good working knowledge of project delivery of development and management in the health care system is very critical. Demonstrations of ability to design, develop, monitor, evaluate, and implement sustainable healthcare programs are key to most donor organizations and the stakeholders to ensure project successful completion of projects and improved productivity.

Course Learning Objectives:
The objective of this course is to enhance the participants’ skills and understanding of the concepts and principles of healthcare development and management in developing countries.

Course Content
The course is organized in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience in the healthcare industry.  Key areas of study include the following:

  • Overview of healthcare system and project management, monitoring, and evaluation; issues, context, approaches, and challenges facing health care system in the developing countries
  • Understanding the concept of sustainable development in the context of healthcare management
  • Traditional and modern approaches to healthcare management systems
  • Indicators of development in the healthcare system
  • Components of healthcare development
  • The Millennium Development Goals – the health goal
  • The current status of healthcare system in the developing countries – classification and statistics
  • Project initiation, designing, and planning phases, with focus on healthcare programs
  • Perspectives on the project circle approach with particular reference to the World Bank and the European Union
  • Alternatives to the healthcare project approach
  • Effective project monitoring and implementation
  • Planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating phases
  • Monitoring and evaluation (M&E Basic Evaluation Design)
  • M&E as management tools for development interventions
  • Types of M&E
  • Case studies of healthcare related projects
  • Computer training with a brand new laptop computer to take home
  • Field trips to healthcare centers

Learning Outcome:
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe principles of project development and management in the healthcare system;planning, project evaluation, and monitoring of health programs.
  • Identify and describe some of the issues and challenges affecting the healthcare system in developing countries.
  • Write a comprehensive evaluation and monitoring healthcare report to the stakeholders.
  • Enhance course participants’ skills in better management of healthcare programs for private or government donors.
  • Improve participants’ skills in designing a-step-by-step approach in monitoring and evaluating healthcare projects.
  • Empower participants to become better able to assess needs, articulate plans, and evaluate healthcare projects.

Learning Methodology:
The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies and problem-solving exercises. No tests or examinations will be taken by participants in this course but assessment of participant’s performance will be measured through effective class participation, group presentation, group project, and class attendance. This course combines presentations, lectures, class discussions, group presentation, and problem-solving exercises.

Who should attend?
The course is intended for health professionals and administrators in the healthcare industry as well as anyone who has the responsibility for developing, designing, and implementing healthcare projects. Senior public officials, managing directors of private organizations, project managers, senior project consultants, heads of departments, supervisors, personnel officers, senior government staff, and other personnel as deemed appropriate by management.

Course Duration:
2 weeks

Training Locations and Scheduled Dates
New York, USA: Jun 6-17; Aug 15-26; Nov 30-Dec 12
Washington, DC, USA: Jan 4-15, Mar 7-18; Apr 18-29; Jun 6-17; Aug 1-12; Oct 9-21;
Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Jan 4-15; Mar 14-25;
London, United Kingdom: Jun 6-17
Toronto, Canada:  Jan 4-15; Apr 11-22; Jun 13 -24; Aug 15-26; Nov 6-18
Lagos, Nigeria;

Course Fees
The course fee is $5,850 for 2 weeks.The course fee covers the following: instruction, course materials, one brand new laptop computer to take home, administration expenses, field trips, cultural programs and miscellaneous program-related expenses.

How to Register
To participate in this course, the applicant must:

  1. Send a completed application form
  2. Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
  3. Be nominated by the head of his/her department
  4. Be a senior member of the organization
  5. Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
  6. Have a proof of English proficiency
  7. Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship for the course

Hetta International Development Center

295 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10017

Ph. 212 379 8348

E-mail: hetta2002@hettaseminars.com


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