Helping MCH Professionals take the Next Big Step in their Leadership Journeys
Title V staff are entrusted with carrying out the mission of Title V to improve the health of all mothers, children (including those with special health care needs) and their families. To make a collective impact, staff need to display leadership in its many forms on a daily basis and throughout their careers – from communicating the importance of Title V programs and creating a vision for success, to fostering a culture of collaboration, aligning activities, and authentically engaging all stakeholders. AMCHP believes that achieving our vision of a skilled, flexible, and diverse MCH workforce starts with investing in the career and leadership development of individuals serving in many different roles across all states and territories.
What is Leadership Lab?
Leadership Lab is a unique opportunity for state/territory Title V staff to accelerate their professional development in a way that is framed by the MCH Leadership Competencies and guided by adult learning principles. Participants will:
- Be exposed to information and resources that are relevant for their current and future roles
- Develop and continuously revisit an individualized leadership plan with a matched mentor
- Challenge themselves through collaborative activities and thoughtful discussions
- Grow their peer network
- Receive ongoing support from an experienced AMCHP staff Cohort Leader
- “Bring it all together” at the 2021 AMCHP Annual Conference
Leadership Lab is comprised of five (5) cohorts that run concurrently:
The program uses a three-pronged approach:
- Learning: formal and informal learning through trainings/workshops, collaborative projects, webinars, and structured dialogues.
- Mentoring/coaching: transmission of knowledge, wisdom, experience, and support from experienced professionals and/or peers with whom participants are carefully matched.
- Peer-to-peer interaction: the cohort model promotes engagement and the development of a sustainable professional network.
What is the expected commitment?
The Leadership Lab requires a 10-month commitment from participants, beginning in June 2020 and extending through March 2021. This includes active engagement in the following components:
During the course of Leadership Lab, AMCHP will be hosting four (4) webinars that address cross-cutting topics and are relevant to MCH professionals serving in all types of roles. Each of these webinars will be open to the public, live captioned, and archived for later viewing. See below for a list of titles, dates/times once confirmed, informational fliers with learning objectives, and registration/archive links.
|“Activating MCH Leaders for Impact: Reflecting on our Past, Preparing for our Future”||Friday, July 31|
(2:30pm – 4:00pm ET)
|Click here for the informational flyer with learning objectives. ||Registration for this webinar is no longer open.||Click here to view the captioned video recording. Presenter slides (click here) and a post-production transcript (click here) are also available.|
|(Re)Framing and (Un)Doing: Practicing Racially Just and Equitable MCH Leadership||Monday, November 16|
(3:00pm - 4:30pm ET)
|Click here for the informational flyer. ||Registration for this webinar is no longer open.||Click here to view the captioned video recording. Presenter slides (click here), a post-production transcript (click here), and additional resources (click here) are also available. To view a comprehensive list of questions answered by presenters, click here.|
|From Challenge to Opportunity: MCH Leadership in Times of Crisis||Monday, February 22|
|Click here for the informational flyer. ||Click here to register. ||Recording link not yet available.|
|Building, Managing, and Supervising Diverse Teams for MCH Impact ||April 2021 |
|Informational flyer is not yet available.||Informational flyer is not yet available.||Recording link not yet available.|
If you have questions, please contact Ben Kaufman, AMCHP’s Director of Workforce Development and Capacity Building, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U01MC00001 Partnership for State Title V MCH Leadership Community Cooperative Agreement ($1,617,500). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.