The Leadership Institute is a leadership development program designed to help good leaders become effective system leaders and innovators in public behavioral health and related health systems. Transformational system leadership is essential to improve the quality and experience of care that results in better outcomes and lower costs.
Cross system leadership skills are necessary, as Behavioral Health leaders are increasingly compelled to respond to the rapidly changing social and systemic environments that we all live and work in. More than ever, California leaders are called upon to accommodate and support change, to maximize impact, to minimize redundancy, and to effectively communicate organizational priorities to staff and stakeholders, while continuing to assure and demonstrate that the highest quality of care is provided to clients and consumers throughout California’s diverse counties.
The Leadership Institute is designed to offer participants an intensive and supportive learning community to work on their leadership development; to learn from experts in the field; to discover their strengths and how to leverage them to achieve their goals, and to support others on their own leadership development journey.
This is the 16th year of the CIBHS Leadership Institute, which is offered in collaboration with the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. Current and former County Mental Health/Behavioral Health Directors, and statewide policy/advocacy organizations–including County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (formerly known as CADPAAC and CMHDA) have provided guidance regarding the essential knowledge and skills required to lead complex local systems.
The curriculum includes but is not limited to: personal leadership assessment, leadership effectiveness, quality improvement for systems change, public policy analysis, history and current issues in behavioral health policy and funding, health care reform and care integration, health equity and cultural humility, cross-system leadership, understanding organizational networks, and negotiating and leading through influence.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
California County Mental Health/Behavioral Health Directors, County Substance Use Disorder Services Administrators, Deputy Directors, those who are preparing to assume executive level leadership roles such as deputy level or director level positions, as well as Executive Directors/executive level leaders of community-based, non-profit agencies that provide public mental health or substance use disorder services.
The participation of leaders/emerging leaders reflecting the diversity of our communities as well as with lived experience as mental health clients/ persons in recovery, parents or family members is strongly encouraged.
Your application must include a recommendation from your Behavioral Health/Mental Health Director, Substance Use Disorders/AOD Director, or Agency Executive Director.
If you have any questions regarding the training, please contact:
Gerilyn Walcott at (916) 379-5317 or firstname.lastname@example.org for logistics or
Nancy Pena at (408) 605-0631 or email@example.com for program concerns.