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Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute (Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute) is a nine-month program designed to build collaborative leadership skills for public health leaders.

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This nine-month 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

Application process now closed.

Since 2003, the Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute has helped experienced public health professionals become the next generation of leaders. We welcome applicants from all public health fields, and particularly encourage maternal and child health (MCH) professionals working with underserved populations, and those interested in improving population health across the life course.

Our curriculum, taught by practice-based faculty, uses a variety of methods, including problem-based learning, to build leadership competencies. Leadership Institute scholars from diverse backgrounds meet in three on-site sessions during the course. Distance-based methods continue the learning between the on-site sessions.

Contact Deborah Gardner for questions about the program.

Leadership Institute Quick Facts

When: April–December 2017. On-site session dates: May 1–3, August 2–4, and November 13–15

Length: 9 months

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

Application Process: Application process will re-open in approximately early February 2018.

Cost: 2017 cost was $3,000 per person, with some partial scholarships. Scholarships were prioritized to those in the field of maternal and child health.