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NACCHO Calls for Pilot Participants

Friday, April 17, 2015  
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The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is seeking participants to pilot NACCHO's Leadership Development Institute, an initiative designed to increase the leadership skills and competencies of local governmental public health leaders.

This unique opportunity is extended only to those who have expressed an interest in NACCHO's Leadership Development programs for new local health officials. Your participation in this program will help us further develop NACCHO's leadership development initiatives.

Benefits of Participation in NACCHO's Leadership Development Institute include:

· First access to educational materials.
· Free registration to NACCHO Annual 2015.
·The opportunity to build a peer network to discuss the challenges and rewards of local health department leadership.

Eligibility and Requirements
Participants should:
· Be the leader of a health department that is a NACCHO member.
· Have less than two years of experience as a local health official as of July 1, 2015 (started position after July 1, 2013).
·Be able to attend NACCHO Annual 2015 taking place July 7 to July 9, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.
· Be able to commit to five hours of work prior to NACCHO Annual 2015 and participate in up to five one-hour Community of Practice Calls between June 2015 and December 2015.
· Provide ongoing feedback to program elements via surveys or phone calls.

If you would like to participate in this unique opportunity to grow professionally, please complete the application found hereby Thursday, April 30, 2015.

All interested and eligible participants will be entered into a candidate pool and selected by NACCHO. If you are selected as a participant, you will be notified via email by May 15.

NACCHO is aiming to create a group of participants with diverse backgrounds and from a variety of communities in order to gain comprehensive feedback on all aspects of the leadership development initiative. Applicants will not be judged on a singular basis, but rather on how they complement each other as a cohort to ensure that multiple perspectives are present. To this end, please be as candid as possible in the open-ended questions in the application.

Please contact for more information.
This project is supported by the CDC and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


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