Leadership: The Skills Needed

1.25 CEUs

Few jobs are as dynamic and demanding as that of a long-term care administrator in today’s environment. They are expected to be leaders, both in their own organizations, and in the larger system within which they function. To do that, they must possess a variety of leadership skills. Whether one is a relative newcomer to long-term care administration or a seasoned veteran, an effective leader must understand what those skills are and how they can best be used.
There is much written about leadership and one can find any number of seminars, conferences and educational programs dealing with the subject. However, they tend to be somewhat generic. This course discusses leadership from the point of view of long-term care administrators. It identifies the components of leadership and the skills associated with leadership in a management role. It also addresses how to acquire or enhance those skills.

 Course Objectives:

  • Understand the components of leadership.
  • Be able to identify the skills needed by leaders in influencing subordinates and others in a managerial setting.
  • Be able to identify the skills needed by leaders in providing direction to subordinates.
  • Be able to identify the skills needed by leaders in gaining voluntary acceptance and commitment from subordinates.
  • Know how to gain or improve individual leadership skills.

Course Approvals:

  • NAB: This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) and approved for 1 clock hours.
  • California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (LVN):#V-10621
  • Michigan Department of Human Services: Approved for Adult Foster Care Administrators pursuant to Rules 400.14203 and 400.15203
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approval #: LTS -A1138 (Administration)