This project is a collaboration between the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College (Sargent College) and the School of Social Work (SSW) to create a non-credit online certificate in Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare using an alumni mentoring approach. This certificate highlights the vast experiences of Boston University alumni by engaging them as e-mentors in five one-month online courses. The goal of the certificate is to increase healthcare professionals’ skills and knowledge in interprofessional leadership.
Most healthcare professionals who assume leadership roles have not had any leadership training and are often ill equipped to lead interprofessional teams. Regularly, they learn leadership and management skills on the job while in leadership positions. Consequently, their effectiveness as an interprofessional team leader is limited. This certificate will help prepare healthcare professionals with the skills to better coordinate and deliver services which ultimately will result in better healthcare outcomes. We focus on team-based approaches that capitalize on authentic case studies, simulations, and exercises, using an alumni mentorship model that leverages technology, such as Project ECHO® and Zoom, and engagement with BU alumni.
For more information about the Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Certificate, please visit the certificate page