Marc Roberts, Professor of Political Economy
Dates of Research:
September 15, 2009 — December 31, 2011
This study is a major management training initiative, to be undertaken by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health for the Ministry of Health and Population in Egypt. The program will provide management training to three cohorts of institutional managers over a period of three years. Each cohort will go through three intensive six day executive training experiences, separated by periods of three months, with substantial on-the-job project assignments to be completed in the internals. The training is based on the “”case method””- which requires participants to offer their analyses of various management problems that are posed to them in the form of written case descriptions. The emphasis throughout will be on developing the skills participants need to actually perform better in their managerial roles. Case discussions will be supplemented by lectures to present and explain theoretical concepts and by a variety of other “”active learning”” experiences: group projects, role playing exercises, etc.