“Ensuring Excellence While Leading Through Change“
September – December, 2021 | Various Dates and Times Virtual Training
Today’s behavioral health leaders must possess the skills and self-awareness that enables them to imagine, influence, and support system quality amid continuous change. They must be committed to mitigating adverse social determinants of health and to reducing health disparities; to listening to their customers and their communities; and to discovering and implementing new practices that better respond to customer needs. All this, while responding to a global health crisis, changes in payment structures, local demands and while attracting and retaining high quality staff.
“The Leadership Institute Virtual Series is a program developed and delivered by the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions.”
Now more than ever, behavioral health leaders in California need to adapt and flex their leadership to adequately respond and serve during these times. The Leadership Institute Virtual Series is designed to help good behavioral health leaders become great leaders in the field of public behavioral health care. This program is modeled after the in-person CIBHS Leadership Institute which has trained almost 700 California leaders since inception in 2002.
The Fall 2021 CIBHS Leadership Institute is being offered virtually to approximately 30 current leaders in public mental health/behavioral health and substance use disorder services. The tuition cost for 24 hours of virtual training (16 hours in live session plus 8 hours of self-directed pre-recorded sessions) is $3,950.00 per participant.
Who Should Apply?
County Mental Health/Behavioral Health Directors, Substance Use Disorder Services Administrators, Deputy Directors, senior level leaders and those who are preparing to assume senior level behavioral health leadership roles, as well as Executive Directors, executive and senior level leaders of community-based, non-profit agencies that provide public mental health or substance use disorder services are encouraged to apply.
The participation of leaders and emerging leaders reflecting the diversity of our communities, including lived experience as mental health clients/persons in recovery, and/or as family members is also strongly encouraged.
Applications must include a recommendation from Behavioral Health/Mental Health Director, Substance Use Disorders/AOD Director, or Agency Executive Director. The application cut-off date for the August 2021 Institute is August 16, 2021. Applicants will be notified by email of acceptance by August 23, 2021.