2011 Session Materials


Monday, November 7, 2011 – Leadership Without Borders

The Global Health Leadership Forum provides participants with an opportunity to understand comprehensive systems issues and the leadership issues associated with developing and supporting a comprehensive and integrated health system. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the use of data to drive policy and public intervention
  • Identify data supported health conditions that could be implemented
  • Discuss the health system and the interrelation of adequate number of managers, appropriate competencies, functional support systems, and enabling a working environment
  • Apply a systems approach to the systems strengthening project
  • Use insights to develop a strategic vision supporting systems strengthening

Session Topics:

  • One Health System
  • Sustainability Health Programs:  What do we know, and what can leaders do?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - Demonstrating Leadership through Communications

This session focuses on leadership issues and communication.  Participants will understand and develop communication roles that leaders need to demonstrate. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Apply strategic  communication  methods when approaching difficult situations
  • Incorporate communication strategies in the development of the systems strengthening project plan
  • Modify the communication skill set when working with staff and partners
  • Effectively communicate during a crisis
  • Strengthen partnerships with the media to communicate your message

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - Driving Programs with Policy

The focus of the day’s sessions is on identifying strong leadership skills, developing these skills, and putting them to work.  Using policy and best practices to drive program development is a companion skill to leadership skills in addressing today’s issues. Discussions will revolve around specific health and systems issues facing participants.  By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Approach the problem, situation, or issue with a systems perspective
  • Analyze the component parts of the problem, situation, or issue
  • Use strategic principles to aid public sector leaders during  a program’s journey from idea to results
  • Use data and leadership skills to develop policy and translating policy into action
  • Hold self and others accountable for good governance over policy implementation
  • Leverage networks to achieve desirable outcomes
  • Use data and good practices to develop and promote policy to address the problem, situation, or issue
  • Demonstrate leadership characteristics to promote policy

Session Topics:

  • Value of Leadership
  • Getting Big Things Done in Government

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - National Efforts to Build Sustainable Health Structures

Action Plan Discussion

The purpose of this session is to provide an opportunity for each of the country teams to describe their follow up activities from the Forum.  Each team is allotted up to 10 minutes to describe their general plan, identify possible milestones, and discuss the type of technical assistance will be needed from CDC. By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Describe a general plan of action for the systems strengthening project
  • Identify staff skill sets needed to carry out the project
  • Incorporate Forum insights in the project plan

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Friday, November 11, 2011 - Leadership Roles with Non-Communicable Diseases

Non-communicable diseases are important health conditions in developing and developed countries.  Understanding the risk factors to the major health and injury conditions provides leaders with insight on how to guide the development of the current systems to integrate non-communicable disease conditions in future health programs.  By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe major risk factors for non-communicable disease and injury conditions
  • Identify where current systems can be modified to establish a foundation for addressing these issues along with infectious disease conditions
  • Understand the leadership issues to initiate national discussions on non-communicable diseases and injury prevention
  • Discuss the value of working with locally-established, non-governmental organizations to advance health and prevention
  • Identify individual leadership skills that need to be developed to advance public health

Session Topics:

  • Strengthening Non-Communicable Disease Capacity
  • Leading the Way


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