Agenda: September 10, 2005

08:00 am - 11:00 am CityMatCH Organizational Training (closed session)
08:00 am - 11:30 am DaTA Institute Graduation Teams' Workshop (closed session)
08:00 am - 11:30 am DaTA Institute Kickoff Teams' Workshop (closed session)
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Plenary I – Values-Driven Leadership: In Good Times and for All Times

Fernando Guerra, MD, MPH
Christine Ferguson, JD
Robert Davis
MC: Kay Johnson, MPH, MEd

Be inspired by prominent leaders as they share stories of personal optimism, determination and success. Learn how they have used these key values to guide their lives and shape programs and policies to improve MCH. Gain inspiration for your own leadership and be reminded of the principles that have guided you in your work. During this session, we invite you to contribute to the NPR project, “This I Believe,” by considering your own statement of personal belief.

01:45 pm - 03:15 pm DaTA Institute Leadership Workshop: Sharing Power and Influence within Collaborative Leadership (closed session)
01:45 pm - 03:15 pm

Leadership Workshops

Maintaining Core Leadership Skills in Times of Crisis

Speaker: Loni Davis, MA

Maternal and Child Health leaders need core leadership skills to get through the daily grind. But what special skills do MCH leaders need and how can they adapt core skills to work effectively in a crisis? This session will actively engage participants in a discussion of leadership competencies, communication techniques and methods used for crisis leadership development. In addition, participants will gain a deeper sense of the leadership skills needed to effectively use emergency preparedness techniques when handling other pertinent MCH issues.

Ensuring Diversity in Leadership for MCH

Speaker: Joyce Shabazz, Dianne Berg, SPHR

Organizations should reflect community characteristics to most effectively understand the public and to adequately address their concerns. This session will examine institutional and policy-level strategies to increase diversity (age, race, ability and ethnicity) among health professionals. Participants will gain the leadership skills needed to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce in maternal and child health.

Fostering Effective Group Dynamics

Speaker: Robert Fullilove, EdD

Why do people in groups behave the way they do? Why do groups sometimes fail to function effectively and efficiently? Participants will hear the latest research on group behavior and begin to understand how these theories can be implemented. Specifically, this session will address how to create and facilitate effective groups and employ the art of negotiation within large and small groups.

03:30 pm - 05:30 pm

CityMatCH Members' Meeting: Priorities, Values and Vision

Everyone is invited to attend this year's membership meeting. Play an important role as an ambassador of your county/city/organization to determine future CityMatCH initiatives. During this session, MCH professionals will have the opportunity to:

1) help shape actions and initiatives to improve maternal and child health in urban areas;
2) join a vibrant network of MCH professionals; and
3) gain information about the values and vision of CityMatCH. All rights reserved©