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2018 Management Certificate Scholars Gather for On-site Session

NWCPHP welcomes the 2018 Public Health Management Certificate scholars at the program’s on-site session.

NWCPHP welcomes the 2018 Public Health Management Certificate scholars at the program’s on-site session.

August 16, 2018

Thirteen scholars from around the region came together for the 2018 Public Health Management Certificate (PHMC) program’s on-site session in Seattle. The four-day on-site, held July 30 – August 2, allowed scholars to interact with each other, meet course instructors and coaches, and obtain the important tools and information needed to help set them up for success throughout the program year.

During the on-site session, scholars were introduced to a variety of coursework areas including quality improvement, managing people and teams, project management, and organizational systems. Instructors for these blocks were Grace Gorenflo, Jim Reid, and Mary Kay Chess, respectively.

Scholars also met with their coaches and broke into small groups. This year’s coaches—veterans Susan Allan, MD, JD, MPH, and Bud Nicola, MD, MHSA, FACPM—will help mentor scholars as they develop and work on their integrated projects.

A particular highlight for most scholars at the on-site is getting to know each other and the unique perspectives they each bring to the cohort.

“Having the scholars meet each other in person at the on-site is helpful because the rest of the learning is distance-based,” said Management Certificate Coordinator, Janell Blackmer. “Gathering at the on-site at the beginning becomes an important aspect for the group activities and overall engagement throughout the program year.”

Over the next year, scholars will learn concrete skills for managing people and teams, money, and information. In addition to core coursework, scholars will also work on an integrated project at their own organizations. These projects are timely and relevant to their current job, and provide scholars the opportunity to apply the lessons learned in class to real workplace situations.

View photos from the 2018 PHMC on-site session on Facebook.

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