ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Authentic Leadership is a 6-month distance based program that takes place over the phone and through an online discussion board. It builds emotional intelligence and develops authentic leadership capacity by focusing on strengths, values-based decision-making and goal-setting, authenticity, vulnerability, courage/risk-taking, and self-care/happiness as they relate to leadership. What is unique, special, and strong about you? How do we support you to develop and express your unique leadership style so that you can bring yourself and your passion into your work? Using this framework, leadership is a very personal and life-long journey and may include aspects of any number of a wide range of leadership theories.
Authentic Leadership is a tried and true, sustainable leadership development program designed for maternal and child health and public health professionals at all stages of career and life development. The program was first delivered by the UIC MCH Program in January 2010. The program focuses on whole life leadership. Depending on individual participant needs, each individual helps to design the program to create an ideal environment for personalized leadership development. The program includes monthly full group calls; monthly, individual coaching sessions with a professional leadership coach; triad calls, and much more. Group learning is applied at the individual level therefore participants may include a range of experience levels. In the past, participants have included students, emerging leaders, mid- and senior-level professionals, and professionals transitioning into retirement. Interested individuals complete a short application and submit a 1-2 page Letter of Interest. The program begins twice yearly in January and July.
Kris Risley, DrPH, CPCC, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312.996.2875
Hanna Cooper, MPH, CPCC, email@example.com
Teri, Conrad, MBA, CPCC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Kellogg Reed, CPCC, email@example.com
Application Deadline: Monday, November 12, 2012. All materials including the Interest Form and answers to application questions should be mailed to the attention of Kris Risley, MCH Program, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1603 W. Taylor Street (MC 923), Chicago, IL 60612; faxed to: 312.996.3551, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions please contact Kris at email@example.com or 312.996.2875.
Notification of Program Acceptance: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Program Start Date: Friday, January 11, 2013
Program End Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Program Fee: The program fee is $2400/person and is due to the MCH Program prior to the start of the program. Checks can be made payable to the University of Illinois and mailed to Kris Risley, MCH Program, School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612
Time Commitment: On average, a person will spend between 3-7 hours/month working on this program. However, this is not ‘work’ that is designed to add stress to an already overburdened workload. The work of this program is different. It is about you. It is designed to support your work efforts so that you feel more leader-like, satisfied, engaged, content, hopeful, inspired, rejuvenated, alive, and certain of your ability to improve public health.