February 1, 2011

Professional Development Opportunity:
UIC Management Skills Academy

THE MANAGEMENT Skills Academy will offer Academic Professionals an excellent Professional Development opportunity. If you are interested in taking one or more of the sessions, LLEAP funds can be used to cover cost associated with professional development activities. Get more information about the LLEAP policy here.

THE MID-AMERICA Public Health Training Center at University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health; the Maternal and Child Health Program at University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health; and the Great Cities Institute at University of Illinois at Chicago will be sponsoring the Management Skills Academy, a professional development initiative designed to strengthen the participant's basic and intermediate level management skills.

THE CURRICULUM encompasses 12 topics offered on a monthly basis for three hour sessions in person at the UIC School of Public Health. The program is uniquely designed for participants to take either a stand-alone session or to register for all 12 sessions. A certificate of completion will be awarded whether participants attend one session or all 12. Unfortunately at this time, MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice is unable to give CEUs for these courses. 

SESSIONS WILL be offered in a workshop format and will include an information-rich overview of the workshop topic as well as participatory learning activities such as case studies, role-playing, and group discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to build their knowledge base on management practices, policies and principles, and sharpen comprehension of fundamental management issues.

WORKSHOP SESSIONS begin in March and will include:

* Introduction to Management Principles
* Vision, Mission, and Strategic Planning
* Building an Effective Board of Directors/Advisory Board
* Understanding Communication Styles
* Building and Motivating Teams
* Conflict Resolution
* Overcoming Burnout
* Planning and Managing a Sustainable Budget
* Project Management
* Continuous Quality Improvement
* Increasing Impact through Collaboration and
* Using Social Media for Marketing and Advocacy

THE COST is $50 per session, $450 for all 12 sessions if you register on-line by Friday, March 11, and $475 for all 12 sessions if you register on-line after Saturday March 12.  Registration is now open. Sessions will be held at the School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor St., Room 932. All the workshop sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon except for the last session on Feb. 16, 2012, which will be until 1 p.m. For more information or questions on the Management Skills Academy, contact Rani Saxena at (312) 996-7919 or at rmishra@uic.edu.  If you have questions about LLEAP, contact Organizational Effectiveness at oe@uillinois.edu or (312) 413-9168.

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