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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.


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 NCHL Health Leadership Competency Model and STAR Format Competency Rating Table documents, linked in the Resources of this unit. (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 STAR Format Competency Rating Table.)


Part 1: Leadership Self-Assessment

Complete a self-assessment of your health leadership competencies. Use the STAR Format Competency Rating Table, linked in the Resources of this unit, to record your assessment. Instructions for filling in the table are included in the document.

Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the first four 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 Health Care Leadership Self-Assessment Scoring Guide to better understand how each criterion will be assessed.

  • Assess personal progress toward developing NCHL health leadership competencies.
  • 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.
    • 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 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.
  • Analyze personal health leadership competencies.
    • Reflect upon your baseline and current competency levels.
    • Explain any new insights from your competency assessment.
    • Discuss, based on this assessment, what career development steps you might take in the future.
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.


NCHL Leadership Competencies

This is a complete list of the NCHL competencies.

This article explains how a shift in health care towards value-based care and population health requires a new set of competencies and skills for executive leaders.

Leadership Competencies

This is a booklet and instrument for health care executives to use in assessing their expertise in critical areas of healthcare management.

This is a core competencies directory for health care leaders developed to professionalize the leadership and management of health systems to improve patient care.

The authors develop a leadership model specific to health care, based on patient centeredness, emotional intelligence, integrity, selfless service, critical thinking, and teamwork.

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