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The Role of Public Health Leaders in Managing Change

(Rescheduled SOPHE 2020 pre-conference workshop. This workshop has been updated to a virtual conference format. All registrants will receive directions on how to participate virtually. )

Submitting Author: 
Michelle L. Carvalho, MPH, MCHES®
Program Manager, Region IV Public Health Training Center
Emory University - Rollins School of Public Health

Linda Hoopes, PhD
Resilience Alliance
(Primary Presenter)

Deanna Zhong, MPH, CHES
Data Manager and Training Coordinator
Region IV Public Health Training Center
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Change is a constant in the world of public health. This interactive online change management workshop is designed for individuals at the manager level and above as well as emerging leaders. It will equip participants to understand the fundamental elements of successful change, plan actions to increase change effectiveness, and overcome common change-related challenge. The content illustrates key roles in the change process, summarizes elements of effective performance in each change-related role, and outlines steps in the process of change. It also discusses key elements of successful change initiatives and describes the primary change-related challenges in the public health environment. Participants will discuss strategies for addressing common challenges. It emphasizes the critical role of leaders in creating a healthy environment for change.Learning Objectives:

This interactive online workshop is not a webinar, but rather an interactive bi-directional video training session where participants are expected to be on camera and interact with each other and the facilitator. Participants must commit to attending BOTH Part 1 and 2 of the live sessions because there is interactivity and potential break out rooms that cannot be recorded. This workshop includes:

  1. 30-minutes of pre-session work on your own time
  2. Live Session Part 1 on Wednesday, April 8th from 12:00-2:30 PM
  3. 30-minutes of intersession work on your own time
  4. Live Session Part 2 on Thursday, April 16th from 12:00-2:30 PM 

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Apply strategies for addressing common challenges in the change process
  • Describe the role of leaders in creating a healthy environment for change.