2014 IANPHI LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Leadership Academy Description

The goal of the IANPHI Leadership Academy is to provide personal leadership development tools and institutional leadership strategies for NPHI executive teams.  

THE NEED

NPHI directors recognize the need to invest in the leadership skills of their executive teams for stronger, more responsive public health systems.  Directing the day-to-day functions of public health with ever-limited resources is a challenging and stressful job.  Leaders charged with ensuring the health of their populations face changing demands for critical services, including anticipating, preventing, and responding to recurrent outbreaks and other health emergencies.  


THE RESPONSE

The IANPHI Leadership Academy was founded with generous support from Sweden’s National Institute of Public Health. Its mission is to foster excellence and best practices in leadership through training and experiential learning.  The inaugural 2014 session is targeted to African NPHIs, which will be invited to nominate teams of 2-3 leaders to participate. Participants will gain insights into their individual leadership styles and ways to be more effective in working with others.  They will cultivate new skills and knowledge in domains that are critical for leaders to maximize their impact.


2014 Leadership Academy: Focus on IANPHI-AFRICA

The inaugural 2014 session is targeted to African NPHIs, which will be invited to nominate two- or three-person teams to participate. Participants will gain insights into their individual leadership styles and ways to be more effective in working with others.  Through presentations, group discussions, problem-solving scenarios, and role plays, they will cultivate new skills and knowledge in domains that are critical for leaders to maximize their impact.


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HEYMANN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

In 2009-2012, IANPHI conducted the Heymann Mentorship Program, which has since been institutionalized in IANPHI's programmatic work. Conceived by Dr. David Heymann and funded through a generous gift from him to IANPHI, the Heymann Mentorship Program yielded demonstrable gains in leadership, organizational development, institutional capacity building, and skills building that benefited not only the individual mentees but also the participating NPHIs themselves. The IANPHI Leadership Academy builds on the success of that program and affirms IANPHI's commitment to mentorship and leadership development as a cornerstone activity. To acknowledge and honor the contributions of Dr. David Heymann and the Heymann Mentorship Program, leaders selected for participation in the IANPHI Leadership Academy will be recognized as Heymann Fellows.

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