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Looking to Improve Your Professional Skills in 2013? We Can Help You Plan

NWCPHP is opening registrations for 2013 training opportunities as early as possible, so public health organizations can more easily plan.
Looking to Improve Your Professional Skills in 2013? We Can Help You Plan

Summer Institute participants enjoy one of the many plenary presentations.

NWCPHP is opening registrations for 2013 training opportunities as early as possible, so public health organizations can more easily plan.

October 3, 2012

Fall is a good time to think about sharpening your professional skills in the year ahead. We know it takes preparation to make room in your schedule and to budget for the cost of quality training. NWCPHP is opening registrations as early as possible, so you can more easily plan your year.

2013 Summer Institute Registration Now Open

The 2013 Summer Institute for Public Health Practice is now open for early enrollment. This three-and-a-half day training gives public health professionals the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and apply it to their daily work. Next year's Institute will be held August 5–8, 2013 on the University of Washington Seattle campus.

During the Institute, participants choose one area of study and meet in small groups to learn through interactive, hands-on courses. Next year, participants choose from the following course areas: Implementing Program Planning and Evaluation; Interpreting and Using Health Data; Health Communication; Systems and Strategies in Public Health Management; Understanding and Influencing Policy for Public Health; Preparing for Accreditation.

Register today, and lock in the early bird price of $1,000 per person or $900 per person for groups. To learn more, see the Summer Institute website or contact Barbara Rose.

Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute Registration Opens January 2013

The Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute is a nine-month program that helps improve scholars’ ability to align organizational practices with the larger social, political, and economic environment; leverage interrelationships and structures for public health program management; evaluate systems and prepare them for change; explore new partnerships through public, democratic, participative processes; and measure the success of implementing new programs. The curriculum is designed for experienced public health professionals who want to take on leadership positions and successfully guide their organizations through change.

During the nine-month Institute, scholars create an individualized leadership plan, based on personal assessments and professional coaching. They also develop and execute an individual leadership project at their workplace or organization, guided by the principles they are learning. Scholars attend three intensive, three-day, on-site sessions scheduled throughout the year at the University of Washington. In between these sessions, scholars participate in monthly webinars, online discussions, and other distance-based learning exercises.

The next Leadership Institute cohort will run from August 2013 to April 2014. Enrollment and early-bird registration rates begin in January 2013, just a few months away.

We invite you to start learning about this training opportunity now. See the Leadership Institute website for more information, or contact Trish Neiworth.

Public Health Management Training: New Opportunities Coming in 2013

NWCPHP is committed to offering quality management training to support the public health workforce, which is why we are working to make some of the curriculum developed for the Public Health Management Certificate available in other formats. This will allow NWCPHP to offer a greater range of trainings on the elements of management training that the workforce needs most.

NWCPHP also plans to offer a third year of the Public Health Management Certificate. This intensive 12-month, distance-based program helps public health professionals increase efficiency, effectiveness and accountability at their workplace by developing core management functions—planning, organizing, budgeting, and analyzing performance. An announcement about this training opportunity will be made early in 2013.

To learn more about the Certificate program, see the Public Health Management website. For additional questions and information about and customizable curriculum, contact Janell Blackmer, the Manager of the Public Health Management Certificate program.

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