Online Program

Strengthening Responses to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Experiences from the Caribbean Health Leadership Institute

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Brendan C. Bain, DM, MPH, FRCPE, FFPH, The Caribbean Health Leadership Institute, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
The CHLI curriculum uses a range of self-assessment tools related to the practice of leadership, emphasizes personal and small group reflection on common situations encountered by leaders and managers and introduces scholars to the Peter Senge model of systems thinking. It addresses gaps in the training of health care professionals, the majority of whom have had no prior systematic exposure to the principles and practice of leadership. The long-term goals of the program are to establish multidisciplinary networks of health professionals working across the Caribbean region and to foster intergenerational transfer of knowledge, skills and wisdom among members of the public health team. The undergirding philosophy of CHLI is that there is no finishing school for leaders; rather graduates are encouraged to continue to grow as leaders through experiential learning and practice. Leading as a verb is encouraged rather than leadership as a concept.

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe the philosophy of the Caribbean Health Leadership Institute.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the founding director of the Caribbean Health Leadership Institute (CHLI) located at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West Indies. CHLI was started in 2007 with a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has also been supported by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and the Pan-American Health Organisation. To date, CHLI has trained five cohorts and graduated 154 persons from 18 countries.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.