March 19, 2012


Management Skills Academy

THE MANAGEMENT Skills Academy is a professional development initiative designed to strengthen the participant's basic and intermediate level management skills. The curriculum encompasses topics offered on a monthly basis for three hour sessions in person at the UIC School of Public Health (SPH).

SESSIONS ARE scheduled through February 2013 in Room 932 of the SPH, 1603 W. Taylor St. They are sponsored by the MidAmerica Public Health Training Center and Maternal and Child Health Program at the SPH, and the Great Cities Institute at UIC.

SESSIONS WILL be offered in a workshop format and will include an 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 on management practices, policies, and principles; sharpen comprehension of fundamental management issues; and practice ways to apply new knowledge and skills as a manager in a public health setting.


  • Vision, Mission, and Planning – April 2, 2012.
  • Building an Effective Board of Directors/Advisory Board – May 14, 2012.
  • Understanding Communication Styles – June 4, 2012.
  • Building and Motivating Teams – July 9, 2012.
  • Conflict Resolution – August 6, 2012.
  • Overcoming Burnout – September 10, 2012.
  • Planning and Managing a Sustainable Budget – October 1, 2012.
  • Project Management Essentials – November 5, 2012.
  • Continuous Quality Improvement – December 3, 2012.
  • Increasing Impact Through Collaboration and Partnerships – January 7, 2013.
  • Using Social Media for Marketing and Advocacy – February 4, 2013.
COST IS $50 per session. Contact Rani Saxena at (312) 996-7919 or at

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