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Workshop Highlights - Tracks A & B

Track A

Navigating Through “Change Challenges”
For Aspiring, Rising & Existing Leaders

Leading through…

Changes in Community Demographics

Speaker: Marjorie Momplasir-Ellis, Program Director, Flatbush Promise Neighborhood Initiative, CAMBA
The community you work in used to have a particular demographic “profile”, but that profile is now changing. It could be changing in terms of age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, income, education, employment status…but the point is, it’s changing. How do you start or continue to lead in public health when the communities you serve are changing?

Changes in Core Values

Speaker: Lara Emmanuel, Residence Manager, On Your Mark (Developmental Disabilities/Autism)
In the effort to improve public health, you notice that recently people are placing more value on strategies that achieve more change faster (policy and environment change) and that seems to be at odds with another time-honored public health value: that people should be treated with dignity and respect. How do you lead in public health if and when its core values seem to be changing?

Changes in Employee Expectations

Speaker: K. Candis Best, JD, MBA, MS, PhD Associate Chair, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn Campus
You are or want to be a leader where you work. Your leadership challenge is that employees’ expectations of you, the organization, and of work itself seem to be changing or have changed over time. Based on their titles, age, training and other factors, personnel seem to have very different goals. How do you lead employees whose attitudes toward work are changing/have changed over time?

Changes in Funding Streams

Speakers: Hildy J. Dillon, MPH, Senior VP, Patient Services, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Michele Disken Greco, Regional Director, Public Policy & Advocacy at Arthritis Foundation, Inc., Northeast Region
The sources of funding for your programs have changed and this requires a shift in how you lead your organization in doing its business/achieving its mission. How do you lead during the potential turmoil of identifying new revenue sources and courting new financial supporters whose culture, values, priorities may differ from those of former funders?

Changes in Ethical Considerations

Speaker: Sophia Wong, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy, LIU Brooklyn
You have noticed that the formal and/or informal codes and rules that people hold and use to govern are changing…that people’s beliefs about what is right and wrong are changing or have changed. As a result, people’s behavior at work in the office and the field is evolving. What impact could it have on you as a leader if your company, community or college changed the basis of what it considers to be ethical or moral?

Challenges of Shrinking Budgets

Speaker: Daniel O’Connell, Deputy Director, HIV, STI, HCV Prevention and Epidemiology, NYS Department of Health
With less and less money and fewer and fewer resources, leadership becomes more challenging than ever…or does it? How do you successfully lead community and public health projects, initiatives, and campaigns on a shoe-string given the stress your followers feel doing more with less?

Changes in Politics/Policy Makers

Speaker: Christina Chang, MPP, Deputy Commissioner, Policy & External Affairs, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
You are leading a community/public health initiative during an election year. The policy makers you usually work with may be gone soon. People with whom you are “at odds” may become key political and policy-making players. How do you lead effectively when elected officials and their appointees with whom you’re used to working change?

Changes in Policies

Speakers: Dana Czuczka, Sr. VP, Planned Parenthood, NYC; Lois Uttley, Director, MergerWatch Project/Raising Women’s Voices
A city, state or federal policy that has made your work possible is under attack and seriously jeopardizes the future of your organization. Or, a policy that has stood in the way of you achieving your public health mission has been successfully defeated. The tables are turned. How do you successfully lead your group or organization through either of these situations?

Changes in Health Care Delivery Models

Speaker: Jeanne Dennis, MSW, Senior VP, Visiting Nurse Service of NY Hospice and Palliative Care NYC
You are faced with a growing demand for expensive and acute care and, simultaneously, a shortage of key health care professionals to deliver that care in your hospital system, clinic, or health plan. How can you lead while making changes in how quality care is delivered?

Changes in Technologies

Speaker: Jack Powers, Chairman, Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education, NYC Dept. of Education
Lately, it seems as if new medical, communication, marketing, educational and other technologies become available to health professionals every day! How does innovative technology enhance or inhibit how you lead and who gets to lead?

Changes in Workforce Preparation Demands

Speaker: Sandi Vito, Director, 1199 SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund and the Greater New York Education Fund
Call it degree or credential “creep”, requirements for public health professionals/personnel are going up, up up: professions want more years of professional preparation and training, and they want more credentials. How do you lead in an organization or develop an effective workforce when the profession keeps changing the rules?

Changes in Priorities

Speaker: Nancy D. Miller, LMSW, Executive Director, VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
For financial, political, social, health, or other reasons, your organization’s agenda has changed – previous priorities have to be put on the back burner and other issues must be given priority. How do you lead during a time when the cause that perhaps led to the formation of your group is “bumped” by a new or secondary issue or goal?

Track B

Supporting “Change Challenges”
For Administrative Assistants/Support Staff of Aspiring, Rising & Existing Leaders

If the person(s) you work with...

  • wants to be a leader
  • just got appointed to a leadership role
  • is a quickly rising leader
  • is an established leader...

who relies on you or should rely on you for support in achieving his or her leadership goals, this workshop is for you.

Successful leaders need successful support!

Topics to be discussed:

  • Pre/misconceptions of “support staff” by the people we support
  • Mutual positional stereotyping: How support staff and those they support see each other
  • Titles and tasks: Why these never match up and therefore why we never measure up
  • Coping with leaders who are different from us in terms of education/training; age/ generation; social; economic; religious; gender; sexual orientation; marital status and more
  • Becoming an effective support staff person
  • How we can support the leaders we serve
  • Managing leaders
  • Supporting yourself while supporting others