A. Globalization has implications for leaders that reach beyond sensitivity. For example, globalization may require leaders to interact with other leaders from various countries to set procedural guidelines on matters such as establishing safety standards for distributing medical supplies or facilitating public health communication. Therefore, within local and/or global leadership organizations, public health leaders must be aware of multicultural issues and challenges. As a result, multicultural awareness and competency, important elements of multicultural leadership, play a crucial role in determining appropriate actions, attitudes, and expectations.
For this Discussion, select two challenges associated with multicultural leadership. As a scholar-practitioner in the field of public health, think about strategies you may use to address these challenges. Consider how your public health leadership philosophy may contribute to these strategies for multicultural leadership challenges.
By Day 3
Post a brief description of two challenges associated with multicultural leadership in public health. Then, provide strategies for addressing these challenges. Finally, explain how multicultural competencies might influence your public health leadership philosophy.
B. It is increasingly vital that public health leaders are aware of the world around them. Through understanding and reflecting on current events in public health, leaders may develop solutions to public health issues and challenges on a local, regional, or national scale.
For this Discussion, select a current event in the field of public health leadership whereby the leader used a systems thinking approach. Reflect on the leadership featured within the event and consider how the leader’s specific characteristics impacted the outcomes of the event. Additionally, think about whether the leader’s use of systems thinking might have affected event outcomes.
By Day 4
Post a brief description of the current event you selected. Then, describe the positive and negative characteristics of leadership represented in that event. Finally, explain how the leaders in the event used a systems thinking approach and how systems thinking affected event outcomes. Be specific.