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University of Toronto: Leadership Skills Development for Occupational Therapists

The Leadership Skills Development MOOC for Occupational Therapists will support course participants to gain insights into their leadership potential, values and preferences. Together we will explore leadership through an occupational therapy lens, enhance leadership skills and develop a leadership vision for the future.

Leadership Skills Development for Occupational Therapists
5 weeks
3–6 hours per week
Progress at your own speed

About this course

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The Leadership Skills Development MOOC is designed to help OTs feel more comfortable with their leadership journey. By going through this course, you will gain insights into your leadership potential and unique perspective of leadership from an OT lens. We will strive to move away from the cookie-cutter view of leadership and challenge ourselves to embrace that everyone has their own unique leadership qualities and abilities.

There are four modules in this course. Module 1 helps to orient and provide a foundation pertaining to what is leadership. Module 2 aims to answer the question of, what does leadership look like? Module 3 taps into your own self-awareness and reflection as a leader, looking at the different leadership styles, your core values, and how our profile of being an OT relates to leadership. Lastly, module 4 brings everything together in terms of what leadership means for OTs and how we can apply it. These four modules will be intertwined with various learning activities in order to enhance your learning experience, such as interviews from the field, class discussions, peer feedback, and interactive activities.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills: Occupational Therapy, Leadership, Self-Awareness

What you'll learn

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By taking Leadership Skills Development for Occupational Therapists, you will:

  • Understand and identify various leadership theories and their connection to occupational therapy
  • Identify consistent attributes/themes within leadership examples
  • Compare various leadership models, frameworks and styles
  • Develop self-awareness and mind-set skills and understand how these are connected to leadership
  • Create a personal vision statement

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