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Public Health Leadership Program

Students in the 2018 Public Health Leadership Program pose for a group photo.

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.

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 teamwork
  • 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.

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