Professional development for your busy schedule

Our one-day professional development opportunities cover a range of current topics for public health professionals.

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Happier at Work: Caring for Yourself and Your Clients in Stressful Situations | October 1, 2019

This training helps public health professionals recognize their vulnerabilities to stress, teaches them methods for managing workplace stress and provides tips and techniques to recharge their emotional batteries to prevent burn out. It includes techniques for maintaining composure and connection when clients/patients are unhappy or angry.

“I learned so much about what I need to do to take care of myself so I can continue to take care of others.”

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Fee: $140; CEUs available for additional $10.

Strength and Flexibility: Building Strong Yet Adaptable Teams | October 18, 2019

The most effective teams build from their strengths and can both adapt and thrive in today’s changing public health landscape. Using the CliftonStrengths® tool, participants in this one-day workshop will explore their personal strengths and will reflect on how these strengths can benefit their teams. Participants will also learn about adaptive leadership so that they can help create a flexible, change-ready organizational culture. This workshop is a great option for your next team-building day!

“The trainer was excellent and particularly skilled in modeling adaptability as she tailored the training as we went along based on our needs and interests. She is also highly skilled in interpersonal skills and dealing with sensitive issues.”

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Fee: $180; $10 discount for state and local health department staff. CEUs available for additional $10.

Data for Impact: Best Practices for Collecting, Visualizing and Communicating Determinants of Health | October 21-23, 2019

Develop best practices for data collection, visualization and communication that you can put straight to use when you return to the office. Data for Impact combines an expanded version of our popular “Data Bootcamp” and “Storytelling for Public Health” workshops to help you take your organization through the steps of identifying data needs, collecting primary data, displaying data for maximum clarity and impact and crafting messages that resonate with decision-makers and the community.

Each day of Data for Impact is its own stand-alone course, so participants can register for whichever days are most relevant to their work and needs.

Participants can also extend their learning beyond the classroom with individual phone consultation from the instructors. These consultations can be purchased in one-hour increments for $125.

Day 1: Collecting and Analyzing Data for Public Health
What do you do when community-level data for a health issue are not available? Learn how to collect and analyze your own community data and extract key messages to guide health improvement planning.

Day 2: Mapping and Visualizing Community Health Data
Data visualizations are important tools for communicating your community’s health status and needs. Learn how to create traditional charts and graphs, and begin creating interactive figures and maps that are informative and impactful.

“The introduction to visualizations and mapping was immensely helpful. I was not familiar with any of the “free” websites available to create these visualizations and really look forward to learning how to use them effectively.”

Day 3: Storytelling for Public Health: Crafting Effective Messages for Your Organization
Become a confident storyteller for your organization, from identifying messages that resonate with your stakeholders to creating a communications plan. Learn strategies for verbal and visual communication to help your audience connect with your data and want to take action.

Registration: Click here to register
Fee: $350 – $900
1 Day - $350; 2 Days - $650; 3 Days - $900*Registration days may be shared among multiple staff from the same agency.


Style to Impact: Understanding and Leveraging Conversational Capacity | October 25, 2019

Even the best communicators may find it challenging to connect during stressful times and difficult conversations. Using the Communicating Styles Survey©, participants in this one-day workshop will pinpoint their own communication styles in favorable and stressful conditions and learn to identify and understand others’ styles as well. Participants will apply this insight with strategies to be more flexible between styles, decrease unproductive behaviors, navigate challenging communication dynamics and increase engagement.

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Fee: $175, $10 discount for state and local health department staff. CEUs available for additional $10.


Communicating Across the Aisle: Messages that Resonate Across Divergent Perspectives | November 21, 2019

Leaders and partners in population health must communicate effectively and find common ground with those that express different positions or perspectives if they want to affect policy change and other areas of influence. Participants in this workshop will practice moving past their own biases and positions to achieve the genuine, authentic dialogue that leads to positive changes and innovations. The workshop strives to create a safe space to learn and practice communication strategies that encompass features of civil discourse, conversational capacity and meaningful connections.

“I really enjoyed being a part of the workshop! It definitely gave me a better insight of some of the communication struggles our Health Department goes through and how I can be of better assistance in pushing their initiatives and events out to our citizens.”

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Fee: $175, $10 discount for state and local health department staff. CEUs available for additional $10.

By Request

R for Epi and Public Health

This one-day, intensive workshop is designed for those interested in using R for public health and epidemiologic analysis of data in their own work settings. Taught by epidemiology doctoral students, it provides a hands-on introduction to R and RStudio, a powerful, free, open-source and community-supported statistical programming language that is ideal for use with public health and healthcare data, particularly in resource settings where other statistical programs may be cost prohibitive.

Registration: Registration has not yet opened for this workshop.  Be notified when registration opens.

NCIPH’s educational programs reflect our organizational values as well as those of UNC Gillings. Diversity, inclusiveness and civility are core values and characteristics of the School.

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