February 21, 2023
Scholars in discussion at the PHMC on-site session

Scholars in discussion at the Public Health Management Certificate on-site session.

As the challenge to deliver more efficient and equitable public health services increases, it is vital for managers to possess core skills such as organizing, budgeting, and staff management.

NWCPHP is now accepting applications for the 2023 Public Health Management Certificate—a program designed to help public health professionals build these core skills and become successful managers in their workplace.

Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2023, with early-bird rates available to those who apply by April 14.

The virtual, year-long program includes a one-hour orientation webinar on June 28 and an in-person kick-off week in Seattle, August 21–24. Throughout the program, scholars will take courses to deepen their knowledge of managing people, money, and information. They will work with seasoned coaches as well as peers to share their perspectives on the material and ground the courses in their real-world experiences.

Scholars will also develop an integrated project that helps them incorporate and apply what they’re learning to a workplace challenge. Past scholar projects have included developing quality improvement plans, evaluations, and business plans for an organization or program.

The Public Health Management Certificate’s learning goals focus on skills that provide structure and consistency within an organization and are drawn from competencies developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice. New this year are additional competencies around equity and anti-racism to help scholars reflect on how their own identity and biases manifest in their management role, as well as how to apply principles of equity and inclusion in the programs and projects they manage.

This learning opportunity is specifically designed for public health professionals who manage teams or programs, or are ready to step into a management role. Younger professionals, people of color, and other groups frequently underrepresented in leadership and management roles are strongly encouraged to apply.

“Throughout the program, faculty and coaches invite students to contemplate their efficacy and power in making structural changes within their organization,” said Tom Eversole, Public Health Management Certificate coach. “We want to teach people how to transpose these management skills into practice and encourage them to think critically about how to best serve their communities and lead their staff.”

Visit the Public Health Management Certificate to learn more and apply today. Limited scholarships are available, see the application for eligibility details.

For more information, contact Sarah Manchanda.