Educational Needs Assessment Of Mashad University Of Medical Sciences’ Managers In Management And Leadership

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A Emad Zade 1 , * , H Karimi Mounaghi 2 , H Bahreini Tousi 3 , A Derakhshan 4 , SH Seddigh Behzadi 5 , M Sadeghi 6 , H Darroudi 6

1 Senior educational expert ,EDC Mashad University of Medical Sciences &health Services.

2 Faculty member of Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, Mashad University of Medical Sciences &health Services.

3 Associate Professor, Medical Physics Department, Mashad University of Medical Sciences &health Services.

4 Assistant Professor, Ophtalmology Department, Mashad University of Medical Sciences &health Services.

5 Faculty Member, Faculty of Health sciences, Mashad University of Medical Sciences &health Services.

6 Educational expert ,EDC Mashad University of Medical Sciences &health Services.

How to Cite: Emad Zade A, Karimi Mounaghi H, Bahreini Tousi H, Derakhshan A, Seddigh Behzadi S, et al. Educational Needs Assessment Of Mashad University Of Medical Sciences’ Managers In Management And Leadership, J Med Edu. 2004 ; 4(2):e105062. doi: 10.22037/jme.v4i2.830.

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Journal of Medical Education: 4 (2); e105062
Published Online: March 09, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 09, 2009
Accepted: March 09, 2009
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Abstract

Background: The first step in human resource development is educational need assessment. A sound knowledge of managerial roles and skills is vital for a successful management in the educational system.Purpose: To determine the educational needs of managers and directors of Mashad Medical University in filed of educational management and leadership.Method: A survey of a 40-person sample of the university managers including deans and vice deans for education of the faculties and the heads of educational groups the data were analyzed with SPSS.Results: The mean age of the sample was 47.2(±7.5) and the mean duration of serving in managerial positions were 5.4(±3.6).The most needed items to be taught were identified as strategic planning in management, setting educational goals, deciding whether the ability to be a manager is inborn or must be acquired, main problems in educational planning and surveillance techniques, educational guidance, system analysis and educational evaluation.Characteristics of educational advisors were also of great importance.Conclusion: Our study showed that educational managers were aware of their need for further development of a sound basis of managerial knowledge.Key words: Need assessment, educational needs, educational managers.

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