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Canadian Public Health Association

September 14, 2016 12:00pm ET

Leadership in public health


  • Ardene Robinson-Vollman, Chair, CPHA Board of Directors

What does it take to be a leader in public health? The field of public health is inherently multidisciplinary and is made up of a wide range of professionals – physicians, nurses, public health inspectors, health promoters, epidemiologists, nutritionists, dental professionals, and more. Yet we stand united around the concept of leadership. This webinar will introduce two contemporary concepts of leadership style, review newly developed Canadian public health leadership competency statements, and showcase relevant literature on the topic. From political astuteness to the roles of humour, emotional intelligence, and spirituality, participants will learn about various skills that will enhance their leadership potential. Leaders need to recognize their personal strengths and weaknesses and the webinar will provide strategies for building self-awareness. Finally, the presenter will offer guidance on how to recognize leadership skills you may already possess and how to develop the skills you need. View the webinar recording below and consult the presentation slides