GPPHLI Curriculum

The Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute (GPPHLI) is a regional, year-long program designed to build and enhance the leadership skills of senior and emerging leaders in organizations whose primary mission is to improve the health and well-being of populations and communities. 

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The triangle or Delta is a universal symbol for change. The Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute cultivates leaders for tomorrow by strengthening public health leadership at the individual, organizational, transorganizational /systems levels. Its overarching goals are to:

  • Assure and enhance leadership knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies in the public health workforce of the Great Plains region.
  • Increase the value of public health within communities through greater leadership in action.
  • Expand relationships among public health leaders in our region.

Foundational Leadership Competencies
1. Understand and practice the skills of feedback, coaching, and mentoring
2. Understand and practice effective skills of conflict management
3. Understand and practice negotiation skills
4. Understand own personal styles, behaviors, preferences, and mission for leadership
5. Know how to use data for decision-making
6. Understand and model ethical practice in your organization and community
7. Understand and model cultural competence in your organization and community
8. Understand and manage power and influence
9. Understand and lead organizational change
10. Understand and promote evaluation and accountability
11. Assure organizational knowledge and understanding of public health trends, issues, and forecasting
12. Know how to build and sustain teams
13. Understand and address health disparities and inequities
14. Understand and practice collaborative leadership
15. Understand and practice crisis leadership
16. Know how to develop and sustain effective networks and coalitions
17. Understand and practice a range of communication skills including risk, crisis communication, electronic and storytelling
18. Understand and practice social marketing skills
19. Understand and practice political advocacy for change
20. Understand and practice skills of media communication
21. Understand political landscapes, processes, and systems
22. Know how to make the case for public health resources
23. Guide and mediate the investigation and resolution of acute public health crises
24. Understand and promote systems thinking