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|Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:58 pm Post subject: Next Generation of Community Health Leaders
|New Program to Support Next Generation of Community Health
Leaders Serving Vulnerable Populations
Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Com- munity Health Leaders is a collaborative initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ( http://www.rwjf.org/ ) and the Center for Creative Leadership (http://ccl.org/leadership/index.aspx ).
The initiative aims to enhance the leadership capacity of community-based nonprofit health organizations serving vulnerable populations.
Ladder to Leadership focuses on developing critical leadership competencies for 270 early- to mid-career professionals through an innovative, sixteen-month leadership development curriculum.
The program will be delivered in nine priority communities on a staggered schedule over the next four years. Each phase of the three-part curriculum includes a mixture of face-to-face training sessions, individualized executive coaching and mentoring, and team project work -- all anchored within the context of the communities in which the leaders live and work to maximize the application and impact of the program concepts.
Only one applicant from each organization will be considered.
Qualified applicants must be an early- to mid-career professional with one to five years of supervisory experience; be an employee of a community-based, health or health-related nonprofit or gov- ernment organization that serves vulnerable populations; work in one of the priority communities targeted by the initiative; com- mit to a sixteen-month leadership development initiative and curriculum; have the support of their organization's executive director or senior leader and board of directors; and be a citi- zen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories at the time of application.
Applicants will be chosen based on the following criteria: demon- strated record of accomplishment within the nonprofit sector; potential for assuming leadership roles in the nonprofit health And healthcare field as evidenced by prior experience, accomplish- ments, membership on external boards and committees, references, etc.; and proven commitment to serving vulnerable populations and improving their health outcomes.
Up to thirty fellows will be selected to participate in the program in each of nine targeted communities across the United
States: central New York; Cleveland, Ohio; Birmingham, Alabama; Albuquerque, New Mexico; eastern North Carolina; Portland, Oregon; Mid South (western Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi); New Jersey (specific site/region to be determined); and Starr County, Texas. The program will support travel costs.
Visit the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Web site for complete program information and deadlines.