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HealthSpark launches Leadership Capacity Building Program for Safety Net Providers

As part of its Resiliency Initiative, we are launching a new Leadership Capacity Building Program for safety net providers working in Montgomery County.

This program was created based on feedback we received from health and human services leaders about the need for training that would:

  • Bolster systems thinking and adaptive leadership;
  • Equip leaders to use organizational concepts, tools and data to lead effectively and
  • Apply both on a larger scale to effect systems change.

Over the past several months, we have been working with Margie DuBrow of the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute (NELI) at Bryn Mawr College to plan this new program. A cohort of leaders from each participating organization will progress through a series of seven day-long workshops over the course of several months in 2019. Topics will include:  Strategic Thinking and Systems Change, Engaging Staff in Systems Change, the Role of Financial Planning in Systems Change, Managing Diversity and Inclusion and Developing Outcomes-Based Evaluation of Your Programs and Services, among others. An additional workshop for Board members on the Role of the Board in Systems Change will be offered twice.

Each participating organization will send a minimum of two, and up to three or four leaders, who will form its Core Team. One of these individuals will be an executive leader and will serve as the Core Team Leader; one representative must be a Board member. Additional staff members can round out the Core Team. Full details on the participation requirements can be found here.

The Core Team Leader is required to attend all seven workshops and the Board workshops. The full schedule of workshops and who is required to attend can be found here

Organizations interested in applying to participate must attend one of two information conference calls on January 16 (9:00 - 10:30am) and January 29 (9:30 - 11:00am). You must register for one of these calls here

Applications are due February 8 and the application form is now available.