Strengthening School Management:
A Guide for Optimizing the Use of Health Workforce Education Resources
Education and training institutions around the globe are struggling to meet the increasing demand for more health workers who are capable of providing high-quality family planning, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health services to expanding populations.
A more business-like approach to operating and managing these institutions would allow schools to produce greater numbers of competent and qualified graduates within current, marginally expanding, or even decreasing budgets. However, senior school leaders frequently rise to their positions through academic and clinical promotions, acquiring little formal management, administrative, or business training along the way.
CapacityPlus developed a cyclical approach to strengthening school management that includes self-assessment against predefined management standards or good practices, followed by prioritization, goal-setting, planning, implementation, and monitoring of progress. The process involves critically examining and improving practices in nine management dimensions:
- Leadership and governance
- Strategic planning
- External relations
- Financial resources
- Equipment and materials
- Facilities and infrastructure
- Evaluation and knowledge management
This guide outlines the framework and steps of the approach, and provides useful tools to support each step so that school leaders can manage their schools more efficiently and effectively—and scale up the production of relevant, competent, and qualified graduates.
Access the guide and tools:
Strengthening School Management: A Guide for Optimizing the Use of Health Workforce Education Resources
Self-Assessment Tool/Questionnaire [Word] [Excel]
Additional School Management Tools and Resources