Online Program

Exploring Key Competencies: A Deeper Dive

Saturday, October 31, 2015 : 10:45 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

David Godsted, MA, Global Health Fellows Program-II, Washington, DC
Participants will be introduced to key competencies required for professional success in today's global public health world. Drawing on current research as well as trends in job/career requirements in the field, this segment will help both new entrants and mid-career professionals identify promising areas for professional growth and development. The presentation will also take a snapshot look at how well curricula at schools of public health may – or may not – help students acquire these key competencies, and what current or prospective students can do to ensure their course of study best positions them for success in today's job market. By the end of this sub-session participants will have a clearer sense of the critical skill sets needed for success in global public health, and a head start on developing a personal plan for acquiring these key competencies.

Interactive and small group exercises will help participants to recognize the necessity of the competencies and how they are operationalize in the field. Students will self-reflect on their interpersonal competence relevant to the GH profession. These exercises and the session overall will help students to recognize what aspects of their educational training need to be honed in order to be an effective contributor to the global health workforce.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
List 10 key global health competencies Describe how the 10 key global health competencies are enacted in the field of global health Describe a personal plan for acquiring the 10 key global health competencies

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over twenty five years of experience in leadership positions in educational, non-governmental, and non-profit settings internationally and domestically. Utilizing my MA in Organizational Learning,I have been able to apply learning organization principals to the design, implementation, and evaluation of adult education and training programs, as well as administrative systems and management approaches. The organizations I've directed have been culturally diverse, and I've most recently directed a refugee settlement agency.
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.