Monthly archives: April, 2010

Change Expert to Speak at July 2010 UIC MCH Leadership Retreat

Join us at the 2010 UIC MCH Leadership Retreat: Leadership, Legacy, and Community:  A Retreat to Advance MCH Scholarship and Practice where Immunity to Change author and Harvard professor, Dr. Robert Kegan will invite each of us to make use of our own experience to explore the concept of an “immunity to change” — and what we can do about it.

Having spent a lifetime researching the process by which adults gradually develop greater capacities by making previously invisible dynamics observable and engage-able, Kegan and his colleague Lisa Lahey (How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work, Jossey-Bass, 2001; Immunity to Change, Harvard Business School Press, 2009), have designed this “new lab for personal learning” in order to incubate similar kinds of development in a briefer period of time.

The session that 2010 retreat participants will experience has been conducted throughout the US and Europe with all manner of professional groups: K-12 and university educators and administrators; CEOs and the CIA; bankers and firefighters; software engineers and management students; psychologists and psychiatrists;   human resource officers, government leaders, international business consultants, state judges, attorneys, and physicians.

ROBERT KEGAN is the Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development, and Co-Director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Kegan took his A.B., summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College, and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Below are some Related Links if you’d like to read more about Dr. Kegan:

Dr. Kegan featured in O, The Oprah Magazine:

Dr. Kegan’s Faculty bio:

Information about the book “Immunity to Change”:

To learn more about the Retreat and to register online, visit our website at

UIC MCHP Faculty Recognized as Champions of Public Health

In a reception on April 19, 2010, the UIC School of Public Health recognized several of our MCH faculty members as Champions of Public Health.  The following MCH faculty members received honors or assumed leadership positions nationally or internationally between January 1, 2009 to the present.

Associate Professor Nadine Peacock – Loretta P. Lacey Award, Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health.

Adjunct Associate Professor Myrtis Sullivan – Director’s Award, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health and Human Services.

Associate Professor Michelle Kelley – Section Councilor, Social Work Section, APHA and Elected Member, Board of Directors (Midwest Region), Association for Community Organization and Social Administration.

Associate Professor Noel Chavez – Governing Councilor, Food and Nutrition Section, APHA.

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