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Public Health Leadership Program

Public Health Leadership Program

The Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) is designed for current School of Public Health students interested in strengthening personal, academic, and professional leadership skills. The program offers participants the opportunity to engage in the leadership process through experiential learning activities and group discussions. Participants will engage in activities that will help strengthen their interpersonal skills, gain conflict management skills, develop effective skills to work in teams, and engage in self-exploration regarding their multiple identities.

Apply for PHLP

Please complete the short application here.

How PHLP Works

Students participate in structured leadership activities as a cohort to strengthen various skills. Participants will learn how to:

- Identifying leadership and conflict management styles
- Learn and apply the Social Change Leadership Model 
- Gain cultural competency
- Learn personal leadership strengths and traits through StrengthsFinder
​- Form working groups with their peers
- Improve time management and team work 
- Enhance professional networking and workplace etiquette 

These themes cover a broad range of soft skills that complement the academic rigor of postsecondary education. At the conclusion of the program, participants can apply to become Student Ambassadors and are given opportunities to further develop their leadership capacity.


Participants must be currently undergraduate or graduate students at the UIC. Enrollment to PHLP is limited, applications must be submitted by 11:59PM on Friday, September 7, 2018. Within one or two weeks before the start date of the program, Cecilia Macias ( will contact applicants about their selection and programming logistics.

Meeting Dates

Wednesdays from 12:30PM - 1:30PM. PHLP will begin on September 19th and will meet weekly until November 7th. 

Meeting Location

UIC School of Public Health 
1603 W. Taylor, Chicago, IL 60612

Cancellation Policy

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion reserves the right to cancel the program due to low enrollment. Should this occur, registered students will be notified immediately



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