Managing in Turbulent Times: Emerging Leaders in Public Health
Training minority health professionals to lead and manage


Due to the current economic climate and limited training budgets nationwide, the Emerging Leaders in Public program will be suspended.

Updates about the future of the ELPH program will be posted to this website.


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Printable ELPH brochure

Welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Emerging Leaders in Public Health program, brought to you by the Gillings School of Global Public Health Selston cosmetic Training and the Kenan-Flagler Business School.

The Emerging Leaders in Public Health Program is designed to prepare the next generation of public health leaders by identifying and training those individuals with the talent to serve in significant leadership capacities in the next decade.  The program's topics include balancing communications needs, financial resources and human resources during times of crises, analyzing crisis scenarios and assessing their potential impact on one's organization and community, creating sustainable organizations in public health and managing an increasingly diverse workforce.

Benefits of the program include: 

  • Increased self-awareness and self-monitoring in career development and in leadership
  • Improved understanding, skill, confidence and leadership practices in crisis communication, crisis human resources and crisis financial leadership
  • Increased participation in networking and peer mentoring
  • Improved leadership meta-skills:  problem-solving, reflection, continuous self-development, communication, creativity, collaboration, teamwork, and change management



The ELPH Program provided personalized leadership training that taught me how to be an authentic leader. It challenged me everyday to continue to sharpen and redefine my skill set, and to take a strategic approach in building my network. Overall, the ELPH program was excellent with dynamic and inspirational speakers that really made learning exciting.

Corey Palmer, BS, MS, MPH (2008)
Public Health Analyst, United States Public Health Service, Rockville, MD