Region IV Public Health Leadership Institute (PHLI)


The Region IV PHLI provides training for emerging leaders who work in state, local, or tribal public health departments/tribal health organizations in the eight states that comprise HHS Region IV (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee).

The PHLI is an 8-month experience providing 40 contact hours of interaction. The Institute consists of a virtual orientation session, a multi-day opening retreat (in person, when possible), and 6 additional sessions (virtual) that last 1.5 hours each. In addition, Fellows will complete approximately 2 hours of intersession work in between each session. Zoom video conferencing technology will be used for the virtual sessions.

Program Goal and Learning Objectives

The goal of the PHLI is to advance adaptive and strategic leadership skills to support multi-sector vision setting and leadership necessary to address the social, community-based, and economic determinants of health.

By the end of the Institute, Fellows will be able to:

  • Identify personal leadership strengths
  • Address a leadership challenge through a self-directed adaptive approach
  • Engage in peer consulting with Region IV colleagues
  • Apply leadership competencies in the context of public health

Fellows may refer to the PHTC Tier 2 Professional Development Plan as an optional tool to connect learning from the Institute with their professional growth.

PHLI Retreat Group Photo Oct. 2019

Inaugural Cohort PHLI Retreat, October 24, 2019, Decatur, GA

If you would like to learn more about the PHLI or join the mailing list to receive information about future trainings, click here.

This training is a partnership between the Region IV Public Health Training Center, headquartered at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, and the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia.

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