Managing in Turbulent Times: Emerging Leaders in Public Health


Across the country, public health professionals are working to address health related issues in communities of color.  Yet, most of the time, minority public health professionals are not present and actively involved when decisions are made that affect populations of color.

African Americans, Native Americans/Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans, and Hispanics are under-represented in terms of public health leadership. The Emerging Leaders in Public Health (ELPH) 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.

Scholars learn the essential skills necessary for leading and managing in a turbulent public health environment through a combination of

  • on-site intensive workshops,
  • personalized coaching,
  • action learning teams, and
  • individualized leadership coaching.

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