UIC Management Skills Academy: March 2012-February 2013

Program Description:
The Management Skills Academy is a professional development initiative designed to strengthen the participant’s basic and intermediate level management skills. The curriculum encompasses 12 topics offered on a monthly basis for three hours in person at the UIC School of Public Health.  Sessions can be taken on a stand-alone basis or as a certificate program.

Sessions will be offered in a workshop format and will include an information-packed overview of the workshop topic as well as participatory learning activities such as case studies, role-playing, and group discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to build their knowledge base on management practices, policies and principles, sharpen comprehension of complex topics, and practice ways to apply new knowledge as a manager in a public health setting. This is open to public health professionals working in state or county health department, federal agencies, state agencies, and community-based and non-for-profit organizations.



Foundations of Managing a Organization
March 5, 2012
Introduction to Management Principles

April 2, 2012
Vision, Mission, and Strategic Planning

May 14, 2012
Building an Effective Board of Directors/Advisory Board

Increasing Your Management Effectiveness    
June 4, 2012
Understanding Communication Styles

July 9, 2012
Building and Motivating Teams

August 6, 2012
Conflict Resolution

September 10, 2012
Overcoming Burnout

Managing Operations 
October 1, 2012
Planning and Managing a Sustainable Budget

November 5, 2012
Project Management

December 3, 2012
Continuous Quality Improvement

Managing the 21st Century Organization     
January 8, 2012
Increasing Impact through Collaboration and Partnerships

February 4, 2012
Using Social Media for Marketing and Advocacy

Click here to view a list of objectives for each workshop.

All the workshops are from 9am-12pm, except for the last session on February 4, 2013 which will be until 1pm.


$50 per session
$450 for all 12 sessions


Registration: To register please click here


MCHP Alumni Scholarships Available:
Scholarships will cover the cost of all 12 sessions. We will be giving out 2 scholarships to MCH/MCHP EPI alumni. In order to qualify for the scholarships you must be an alumna of the Maternal and Child Health Program or the Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Program.  Ideal candidates would have 2-4 years of work experience and be able to attend all 12 workshops.


Application Requirements:
Please submit your resume and a short statement describing your interest in the program.

Please address the following questions: 1) Why do you want to participate in this program?  2) What goal(s) are you hoping to achieve through this program?

Please email your resume and your statement to Jaime Klaus, MA, at jaimkl@uic.edu by February 17, 2012.  You will be notified if you received the scholarship by February 21, 2012.


Please note: Continuing education units (CEU’s) are not available for this program. Participants will receive a certificate of completion if they sign up for all 12 courses. However, he/she is absent for more than 3 workshops out of the 12 he/she will not receive the certificate.


Sponsored by:  MidAmerica Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC), Greater Cities Institute at UIC, and the Maternal and Child Health Program.