Today’s health care and public health workers face an increasing range of leadership challenges, some that are technical and others that are adaptive. Technical challenges can be complex but can usually be addressed with existing knowledge. Adaptive challenges often involve acquisition of new knowledge, uncertain outcomes, and regularly demand collaboration across teams.

The October session of Hot Topics in Practice will review the framework of adaptive leadership with a focus on the health systems sector. Attendees will consider their past, current and future leadership challenges using this framework.


James Fausto, MD, MHA, FAAHPM
Medical Director, Palliative Care
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine

These monthly Web-conferencing events, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, provide an authoritative hour-long forum for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community and the tribal health units in the six Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Event Date/Time: 
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT