|UNC MCH Leadership Consortium|
Since 2000, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau funded Leadership Training Programs at UNC-Chapel Hill have joined together to co-sponsor an interdisciplinary leadership development curriculum for graduate and post-graduate fellows. This experience includes the opportunity to explore personal leadership styles through a 3-day leadership assessment workshop - providing the basis for an Individual Development Plan (IDP) for each fellow to guide the year's journey. Additional workshops focus on important skills for MCH leaders - conflict resolution, facilitation, cultural competence, and family/professional collaboration. In addition fellows have access to "just-in-time" online trainings in advanced leadership skills. Coordinated through the UNC MCH Leadership Consortium, this integrated approach to interdisciplinary training has become a national model and serves as an effective platform for academic - practice engagement in public health practice in MCH.
For the 2013-2014 year, two training programs - Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Leadership in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) are partnering to offer this interdisciplinary training experience to students, parents of children with special health care needs, professionals from the North Carolina Department of Public Health, and a self-advocate.
Consortium activities include:
The mission of the UNC MCH Leadership Consortium is to work in partnership with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, its National MCH Training Network, and state and local Title V programs to train the next generation of leaders and to better serve the MCH population.
Lewis Margolis, MD, MPH
Kathleen Rounds, MSW, MPH, PhD
School of Social Work
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
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Leadership Development Program
August 2013 - April 2014
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Supporting the MCH leaders of today, preparing the MCH leaders of tomorrow.
|Last updated October 09, 2013|