Assessment 5 Instructions: Health Care Leadership Self-Assessment Assess the development of your health care leadership competencies over the course of your MHA program, using a STAR Format Competency Rating Table. There is no page limit for this assessment. Introduction Throughout their careers, health care leaders must regularly assess their individual competencies and how those competencies align with organizational needs and priorities. Changing laws, regulations, technology, consumer preferences, medical treatment advances, and external environmental shifts can affect the skill sets needed for an effective leadership. An accurate self-assessment is the first step in identifying potential gaps and in developing an action plan to close those potential gaps. This assessment provides an opportunity for you to examine your leadership skills with respect to the NCHL health leadership competencies and assess your progress in developing those skills as you progress through your program. Overview and Preparation This assessment is in two parts: Part 1: Leadership Self-Assessment. You will assess the development of your leadership skills over the course of your MHA program. Part 2: Personal Development Plan. You will identify measurable action steps for future career development. Review the Health Leadership Competency Model Summary [PDF] and Assessment 5 STAR Format Competency Rating Table [DOCX]. (Note: There are 26 total competencies listed in the NHCL Competency Model. You will need to assess 19 of the 26 NHCL competencies, as they are listed in the competency rating table.) Requirements Part 1: Leadership Self-Assessment Complete a self-assessment of your health leadership competencies using the Assessment 5 STAR Format Competency Rating Table [DOCX]. Instructions for filling in the table are included in the document. (attached) The requirements outlined below correspond to the first three grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that your self-assessment addresses each point, at a minimum. You may also want to read the assessment scoring guide to better understand how each criterion will be assessed. • Assess personal progress toward developing NCHL health leadership competencies. • Compare your baseline competency rating at the start of your program with your current competency rating. • Explain any new insights from your competency assessment. • Describe specific examples of how you have demonstrated NCHL health leadership competencies, with the intent of improving health care outcomes. • Provide the most current, relevant examples of how you have demonstrated these skills in the past, preferably in the health care and human services industry. Support your assertions with relevant, current resources. • Consider, if you do not have experience in health care or human services, how you may have demonstrated these skills in a different industry or setting, a previous job, volunteer work, or other courses here at Capella. You may consider the following as examples: • You assumed a role on a strategic marketing team for a client organization and demonstrated analytical thinking, strategic orientation, and organizational awareness. • You demonstrated an information-seeking attitude and self-confidence during a health policy team debate on HIPAA. • You demonstrated financial skills, performance measurement, and human resource management when conducting a health care quality cost-benefit analysis. • Evaluate the outcomes of demonstrated health care leadership that illustrate NCHL competencies. • Reflect upon personal, community, volunteer, academic teamwork, and workplace experience in which you have demonstrated each competency. • Determine how, if asked, you would justify your evaluation. Part 2: Personal Development Plan Reflect upon any insights for future workplace relevance that you have gained during your capstone project, obstacles that you may have encountered, and the strategies you employed to overcome them. Then, formulate a 1–2-page personal development plan that bridges the transition from your academic studies to leadership development strategies for future career advancement. The requirements outlined below correspond to the last grading criterion in the scoring guide. Be sure that your personal development plan addresses each point, at a minimum. You may also want to read the assessment scoring guide to better understand how each criterion will be assessed. • Identify measurable action steps for one’s future career advancement. • Measurable action steps include a specific task, due date, and relevance to the competency. Example: Study for and take the ACHE certification exam by March of 2022. • Select two areas for improvement that you believe will be relevant to your future career. • Use industry-related or organization-specific examples to show how these two areas will be relevant to your future career. • Discuss what career development steps you might take in the future. Competencies Measured By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Competency 1: • Transformation: Facilitate a change process that effectively involves patients, communities, and professionals in the improvement and delivery of health care and wellness. • Assess personal progress toward developing NCHL health leadership competencies. Competency 2: • Execution: Translate strategy to develop and maintain optimal organizational performance in health care settings. • Evaluate the outcomes of demonstrated health care leadership that illustrate NCHL competencies. Competency 3: • People: Create an organizational climate that values and supports employees and colleagues in health care settings. • Describe specific examples of how you have demonstrated NCHL health leadership competencies, with the intent of improving health care outcomes. • Identify measurable action steps for one’s future career advancement.