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1 Maternal and Child Health Leadership Skills Development Series Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center

2 Leadership skills training modules that are: Web-based MCH-focused Self-directed Free! The MCHLDS was funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, through an MCH Public Health Leadership Training Grant (#T76MC00003) to the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

3 Why another leadership training resource? Barriers to accessing or providing leadership training Application of general leadership principles to the maternal and child health context Recognition of the need to “groom” the next generation of public health leaders Leadership requires life-long learning

4 Guiding Principles We all have the capacity to exhibit leadership, no matter where we “sit” in the organizational hierarchy. Leadership is an evolving lifelong process, not a static state of being.

5 Modular Format Module 1: Tapping Into Your Leadership Potential Module 2: Creating Clarity and Shared Vision Module 3: Building and Supporting Teams Module 4: Managing Conflict Effectively Module 5: Organizational Change (late 2008) Module 6: Mentoring and Developing People (spring/summer 2009)

6 Relationship to MCH Leadership Competencies

7 Components Video lecture Discussion questions Group exercises Case study Interviews with MCH leaders Individual self-assessment Individual planning worksheet

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11 Module 1 Mini-Lecture 15 minute video

12 Tackling Childhood Obesity: A Case Study in MCH Leadership Learning Objectives: 1)Break a complex task into steps and identify barriers to change. 2)Understand how the process may affect the results. 3)Apply leadership principles in a collaborative group process, by: –using data strategically, –addressing the context for collaboration, –creating energy around a shared vision, –maintaining momentum toward change, –articulating the framework and strategies for change to policy and funding decision makers.

13 Preparing for Conflict and Negotiation: A Case Study in Perinatal Depression Learning Objectives: Apply negotiation and conflict resolution techniques to a public health scenario by breaking the task into discrete steps and: 1)Clarifying the role of the primary negotiator, 2)Demonstrating how to prepare for negotiations by thinking strategically and tactically, and 3)Applying negotiation techniques to an actual public health issue.

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17 Flexible and Varied Uses Staff meetings or retreat Local, regional or state MCH conference Workshops offered by the local health agency for its community partners Integrated into other professional development activities Individual study You tell us!

18 Sources MCH Leadership Competencies Turning Point’s Collaborative Leadership Modules Johns Hopkins BSPH faculty with expertise in leadership training, especially Ben Lozare and Ann-Michele Gundlach MCH leaders interviewed for the MCHLDS Advisory group

19 Advisory Group Cheryl DePinto, MD, MPH Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Lillian Gibbons, DrPH Public Health Consultant Cathy Hess, MSW National Association for State Health Policy Laura Kavanagh, MPP Maternal and Child Health Bureau Lucia Rojas-Smith, DrPH RTI International Nan Streeter, MS, RN Utah Department of Health Karen VanLandeghem, MPH Independent Consultant Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, MD, MPH Nashville-Davidson County Health Department

20 Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 615 N. Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD For questions about content or using the MCHLDS: Marjory Ruderman or For technical help with the website: Lauren Zerbe or


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