NCIPH offers new public health workshops - one-day professional development opportunities

NCIPH and its partners are excited to offer a selection of new one-day workshops. These professional development opportunities cover a range of current topics for public health professionals. Check out the list of offerings below and register now for these limited opportunities.

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Coming Spring 2019:

Data Boot Camp: Best Practices for Collecting, Identifying, Interpreting and Visualizing Determinants of Health | March 11-12, 2019

This day-and-a-half immersive training will take participants through the steps of collecting and using data to assess determinants of health, whether for a Community Health Assessment or any community project where data plays a role. Beginning with a question or questions about community health, participants will learn to evaluate existing data sources, collect new community-level data and make data easier to interpret by creating clear, engaging visualizations. Participants will receive one hour of follow-up consultative services.

Date: Monday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Cost: $345; discount available for two or more participants from the same agency/county
Registration Opens: January 7, 2019
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Happier at Work: Caring for Yourself and Your Clients in Stressful Situations | April 2, 2019

This training aims to help public health professionals recognize their vulnerabilities to stress, teaches them methods for managing workplace stress and provides tips and techniques for recharging their emotional batteries to prevent burn out.  It includes techniques for maintaining quality customer service when clients/patients are unhappy or angry.

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 1–5 p.m.
Cost: $180 registration fee; $10 discount for state and local health department staff
Course Details and Registration Coming Soon


Storytelling for Public Health: How to Craft and Share Your Organization’s Message |
Spring 2019

Communicating with both internal and external stakeholders is a crucial part of your organization’s success — but where to start? This workshop will prepare you to become a master storyteller for your organization, covering topics from how to create a strategic communications plan to selecting the right tools to share your organization’s story with diverse audiences. In addition to verbal communication strategies, the workshop will cover some tools you can use to find or create graphics and other elements for visual storytelling.


 

Communicating Across the Aisle:
Messages that Resonate Across Divergent Perspectives | Spring 2019

This one-day workshop invites leaders and partners in population health efforts to uncover their own “natural” preferences, alignments and tendencies to better understand how these help or hinder their ability to communicate effectively with those that express different positions or perspectives. Participants will practice moving past positions and towards genuine, authentic dialogue to find common ground to affect policy change and other areas of influence. 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.


Style to Impact: Understanding and Leveraging Conversational Capacity | Spring 2019

Using the “Communicating Styles Survey” ©, participants in this one-day workshop will pinpoint their own communication styles in favorable and stressful conditions and gain an understanding of others’ communication styles and how those affect interpersonal skills. We will practice strategies to become more flexible between styles. Participants will also learn how to apply a mutual learning mindset as well as key strategies for increased conversational capacity to help navigate challenging communication dynamics.


R for Epi and Public Health | Spring 2019

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 will provide 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.


 

Strength and Flexibility: Building Strong Yet Adaptable Teams

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 more about change styles and adaptive leadership so that they can help positively influence their organization’s culture towards one that is change ready.

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