Course Description

Leading Change in OT


Since occupational therapy services are delivered in rapidly changing environments, occupational therapists should also possess an understanding of the factors and process of effecting change, both within and outside of the health care delivery system. This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills to advocate, plan, implement, and evaluate positive changes in multiple contexts. Relevant frameworks/models, measures, and methodologies from implementation science and behavioral change will highlight strategies and tools to effect and evaluate change. Drawing from advocacy, leadership, and the fields of organizational theory and behavior, this course will discuss facilitators and barriers to becoming change agents, thus preparing therapists to enact meaningful positive changes for individuals, groups, and populations.