A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR LEADERS OF PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH
AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER SYSTEMS “EnsuringExcellence While Leading Through
THE CIBHS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE is offered to approximately
30 current leaders in public mental health/behavioral health
and substance use disorder services. The tuition cost for the
nine days of training is $4,950.00 per participant. This price
does not include travel and lodging. If accepted,
participants must commit to participating for the full nine
days. The County Mental Health Director/Behavioral Health
Director or Alcohol and Other Drug Administrator, or not for
profit agency director, must recommend applicants as indicated on
the LI Application.
MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The Leadership Institute is a leadership development program
designed to help good behavioral health leaders become great
leaders in the field of public behavioral health care. Since
inception in 2002, the Institute has trained over 600 California
leaders. Faculty and staff include national and local experts
from a range of leadership disciplines. All have been selected
for their knowledge of, and experience in, multiple aspects of
leadership, both within and outside of public behavioral health
systems. Faculty selection is informed by rigorous evaluations,
completed by staff and participants, that rate presenter on
content relevance, depth of knowledge, and learning experience.
More than ever, today’s behavioral health leaders must possess
the skills and self-awareness that enables them to imagine,
influence, and support system quality amid continuous change.
They must ensure high-quality service, customer experience, and
better outcomes while lowering inefficiencies and costs. They
must be committed to mitigating adverse social determinants of
health and to reducing health disparities; to listening to their
customers and their communities; and to discovering and
implementing new practices that better respond to customer needs.
All this, while responding to changes in payment structures,
local demands; and while attracting and retaining high-quality
staff and promoting a healthy work environment.
The Leadership Institute offers behavioral health leaders the
opportunity to discover and expand their leadership strengths;
learn and explore new skills with their peers; and learn from
great teachers. This unique learning experience is offered in
collaboration with the California Institute for Behavioral Health
Solutions, the University of Southern California’s Sol Price
School of Public Policy and the County Behavioral Health
Directors Association of California.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
California County Mental Health/Behavioral
Health Directors, County Substance Use Disorder Services
Administrators, Deputy Directors, senior-level leaders and those
who are preparing to assume senior-level behavioral health
leadership roles, as well as Executive Directors/ executive and
senior-level leaders of community-based, non-profit agencies that
provide public mental health or substance use disorder services
are encouraged to apply.
The participation of leaders and emerging leaders reflecting the
diversity of our communities, including lived experience as
mental health clients/persons in recovery, and/or as family
members are also strongly encouraged.
Applications must include a recommendation from the Behavioral
Health/Mental Health Director, Substance Use Disorders/AOD
Director, or Agency Executive Director.
County Behavioral Health/Mental Health Departments are
encouraged to share this application with their CBO partners and
to encourage and support the participation of partner