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COHORT II: September 2021 – June 2022
Meeting Schedule (pdf)
Applications are now closed.

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  • Orientation Webinar
  • Five peer-coaching sessions
  • Monthly coaching sessions and distance learning webinars
  • Use of personal assessment tools and leadership books
  • Two in-person convenings (subject to change based on public health guidelines)
  • Approximately 50-hour time investment

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The program fee for 2021-2022 is $495.
Travel expenses are not included in the registration fee.

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Stephen Orton, PhD
Senior Fellow, Public Health Leadership, North Carolina Institute for Public Health
Core Lead, Change Management, National MCH Workforce Development Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Steve is an educator, working primarily with leaders and managers in public health organizations to develop skills and lead organizational change. He is lead author of Public Health Business Planning: A Practical Guide (2008) and has contributed to a number of collaborative workforce development projects at the school since 1994, including the Executive Program for Developing Countries; the Management Academy for Public Health; Preventing Violence through Education, Networking and Training (PREVENT); the National Public Health Leadership Institute; the Caribbean Health Leadership Institute; Leadership Novant; and the National MCH Workforce Development Center.

What he learns doing leadership work nationally, Steve brings home to North Carolina. He teaches in the undergraduate degree program in Health Policy and Management, and he can often be found teaching or facilitating at AHEC-sponsored sessions for local public health groups across the state.

Ki’Yonna Jones, MHA, MBA
Training Associate, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Change Management Core, National MCH Workforce Development Center
Ki’Yonna Jones is a leadership and workforce development facilitator and trainer who helps provide educational programs that meet the needs of the public health workforce in North Carolina and beyond. At the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, she designs and facilitates trainings, designs online learning programs and tools, and provides technical assistance through conducting assessments and facilitating strategic planning and change management sessions. Ki’Yonna enjoys convening and partnering with public health professionals to build workforce capacity and facilitate peer learning on the local, state, and national level.

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This initiative was made possible by grant number T12HP28876 from the Bureau of Health Workforce (Part D of Title III of the Public Health Service Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information about the application, program, schedule or curriculum, contact Ki’Yonna Jones.

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