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Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute (Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute) is an in-person and distance-based program designed to build collaborative leadership skills for public health leaders.

2018 NWPHLI Overview

This program is designed to build collaborative leadership
skills for professionals committed to improving health equity.

Today’s leaders have a responsibility to grow tomorrow’s leaders. Sending our high performing employees who show potential for leadership positions to the NWPHLI is a way for us to act on that responsibility. It also helps us retain those valuable employees in our agency. That’s a win-win nobody should pass up.”

—John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH Secretary of Health
Washington State

Applications for the 2018 Leadership Institute are now closed.

Since 2003, the Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute has helped experienced public health professionals become the next generation of leaders.

We welcome mid-career emerging leaders from all public health fields to apply, and particularly encourage those who are maternal and child health (MCH) professionals working with underserved populations, and those working to improve population health across the life course.

Our curriculum, taught by practice-based faculty and guest public health leaders from around the region, uses a variety of methods, including problem-based learning, to build leadership competencies and discuss pressing issues public health leaders face.

Leadership Institute scholars from diverse backgrounds meet in three on-site sessions during the institute. Distance-based methods continue the learning between the on-site sessions.

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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 Deadlines: Applications for 2018 are now closed.

Cost: $3,000 was per person, or $2,700 by the early-bird deadline of March 9, with some partial scholarships available. Scholarships are prioritized to maternal and child health professionals, based on availability and circumstance.