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The Leadership focus area helps prepare students to be healthcare leaders who can work effectively with diverse workforces and communities under varying political and economic conditions. They will explore competencies in organizational change management, team building, mediation, collaboration, and systems thinking and planning. Students will examine the theoretical underpinnings of leadership and ethics, as well as the professional attributes, skills, styles, and strategies required to advance organizational goals. The use of dynamic language techniques by leadership will be explored, providing students with a practical foundation for motivating, inspiring, and managing their organizations through effective communication. Throughout the dissertation process, students will be supported by scholar-practitioner faculty members as they pursue individual research in an interest area of healthcare leadership.