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Registration Now Open for NWCPHP's 2015 Institute and Certificate Programs

NWCPHP's Leadership Institute, Summer Institute, and Management Certificate programs are now enrolling. Save with early bird rates.

NWCPHP's Leadership Institute, Summer Institute, and Management Certificate programs are now enrolling. Save with early bird rates.

February 6, 2015

What will the future of health look like? NWCPHP is tackling that question with a spectrum of exciting institute and certificate programs designed to address the opportunities, pressing questions, and workforce demands of today. Choose the best program for your own individual needs, or strategically send employees to one or all of our programs as part of a larger workforce development effort. Enrollment is now open; register early to receive the best rates. Choose from:

Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute

April 2015–December 2015
Distance-based with three Seattle on-sites
Registration Deadline: March 18, 2015

This innovative nine-month program breaks down traditional learning silos and sectors by drawing together a diverse cohort of scholars from public health, primary care, and beyond. Framed through a Life Course lens, the program will look at health from a holistic perspective, with scholars building collaborative leadership and change management skills necessary to effectively work with Accountable Communities of Health, Coordinated Care Organizations, health care systems, community-based organizations, and policymakers.

Scholars will create an individualized leadership plan based on personal assessments and professional coaching; develop and execute an individual leadership project with their workplace; and participate in group assignments, webinars, and discussions using the problem-based learning model. The program is open to experienced professionals in all health and public health fields, including clinical services, environmental health, chronic disease, communicable disease, and administration. Maternal Child Health (MCH) professionals working with underserved populations or in underserved regions and healthcare providers working in MCH-related fields are particularly encouraged to apply. Learn more >

Public Health Management Certificate

August 2015–July 2016
Distance-based with one Seattle on-site
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2015

This award-winning yearlong program focuses on skills that provide structure and consistency within an organization. Whether managing programs, applying for accreditation, or doing succession planning, organizations can use this formal management training to bolster their efficiency and effectiveness. Scholars who attend develop core management functions, such as planning, organizing, budgeting, and analyzing performance. After an initial on-site session, scholars continue learning through distance-based courses and an individual integrated project. The program is geared toward managers in governmental public health who would benefit from management training, including: current mid-level managers, newly appointed managers, and emerging managers. The Management Certificate can also benefit hospital and health system administrators doing population health work. Learn more >

Summer Institute for Public Health Practice

August 3–6, 2015
On-site at the University of Washington, Seattle
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2015

This three-and-a-half day, hands-on training builds practical skills for the future of public health. The program is perfect for professionals at any stage of their careers who are looking to explore or brush up on a particular skillset, as well as, organizations looking to cross-train teams. Participants choose an area of study from six highly interactive course tracks, attend plenary sessions with national leaders, and network and learn from other professionals from around the region. This year's Summer Institute will focus on health equity—specifically how leadership, community, and data play a role in systemic interventions—and will be most evident in the plenary sessions and new Health Equity course. Learn more >

Our institute and certificate program costs and registration deadlines vary. Visit each program's page to learn more.

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