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2018 Leadership Institute Application Period Now Open

The application period for NWCPHP's 2018 Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute is now open.

The application period for NWCPHP's 2018 Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute is now open.

February 13, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 cohort of NWCPHP's Northwest Public Health Leadership InstituteA nine-month online program with three on-site sessions in Seattle, the Leadership Institute is designed to help emerging public health leaders strengthen their leadership skills to meet the complicated demands of today's public health landscape.

Applications for the 2018 cohort will be accepted through March 23, with early-bird discounts offered to those who apply by March 9.

“Over the last 15 years, the Leadership Institute has become a vital resource and training opportunity for emerging public health professionals who want to build leadership skills,” said NWCPHP Director Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN. “Many Leadership Institute alumni have taken on key leadership roles in the region. We are looking forward to meeting and working with the 2018 Leadership Institute cohort scholars.”

Leadership Institute Quick Facts

When: Late April–November 2018. On-site session dates: May 2–4, August 8–10, and November 5–7

Format: Distance-based and in-person learning; three Seattle on-site sessions.

Application Process: Applications will be accepted through March 23. Early-bird deadline is March 9.

Cost: $3,000 ($2,700 by the early-bird deadline). Some partial scholarships available to those in the field of maternal and child health.

To Apply: www.nwcphp.org/leadership-institute

The 2018 Leadership Institute program is framed through a life-course lens that emphasizes health equity and social justice. Scholars will learn important collaborative and change management skills to allow them to work more effectively with different colleagues, systems, policy makers, and stakeholders.

Scholars will set leadership goals, complete a leadership project that is relevant to their current workplace, and analyze real-world public health leadership cases. Scholars value the opportunity to create long-lasting connections with peers, public health leaders, mentors, and alumni.

"I have become more involved at the leadership level in my own work (and) able to take responsibility for what is happening in our programs," said a member of last year's cohort. "I have been able to learn from others working in similar local health department environments, and have people I can reach out to when in need of assistance outside our organization."

In a few weeks, NWCPHP will also open the application period for the Public Health Management Certificate program, a year-long distance-based program with one Seattle onsite, designed for public health professionals who would benefit from management training. The program will help build core management functions, including planning, organizing, budgeting, and analyzing performance, which provide structure and consistency within organizations.

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