Leadership Learning Opportunities

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CHAMPS Trainings, Intensives, and Certificate Programs

Additional Trainings, Intensives, and Certificate Programs

The Geiger Gibson Health Policy Fellows Program

Conferences and Seminars


CORE Competencies for Health Center Supervisors and Managers

Date/Time/Location: The next CORE competencies Training is anticipated to be held in spring of 2025.

Lead Trainer: Lisa Mouscher, CEO and Lead Consultant at Sogence Training and Consulting

Recommended For: Region VIII health center supervisors and managers at all levels.

Course Overview: Managers and supervisors play a pivotal role in the success of the health center, yet many are hired or promoted into their roles without the core skills to effectively hire, train, manage, engage, retain, and develop others. This course, specifically designed for supervisors and managers at community, migrant, and homeless health centers, offers intensive, hands-on, and immediately applicable skill-building to successfully navigate management and supervisory roles in the fast-paced and often challenging health center environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to ensure you have the nuts-and-bolts knowledge, skills, and strategies to be successful in your management role.

Course Components: This course will be offered as a virtual training and includes group and one-on-one educational and networking components.

Questions about this training?
Please contact the CHAMPS Programs Coordinator, Health Center Workforce.

Beyond CORE Competencies: Next Level Skills for Health Center Supervisors and Managers (NLS)

Date/Time/Location: The next NLS Training is anticipated to be held in spring of 2026.

Lead Trainer: Lisa Mouscher, CEO and Lead Consultant at Sogence Training and Consulting

Recommended For: Managers and supervisors with a minimum of 18 months of supervisory experience, or as a follow-up to the CHAMPS “CORE Competencies for Health Center Supervisors and Managers” training.

Course Overview: The Next Level Skills training is a dynamic, hands-on, highly interactive program that is a step up from the CHAMPS “CORE Competencies for Health Center Supervisors and Managers” training. This course allows these key health center leaders to delve deeper into the best practices, knowledge, and skills needed to be a great manager/supervisor, beginning with a review of the crucial skills needed to hire, coach, retain, and manage others. Participants will then move to higher-level learning for effectively engaging a diverse workforce; avoiding, circumventing, and de-escalating conflict; strengthening day-to-day decision-making practices; and successfully managing change. Next Level Skills is designed both for those who have already attended the CHAMPS CORE Competencies training plus any others looking to strengthen or hone additional and higher-level management skills.

Course Components: This course will be offered as a virtual training and includes group and one-on-one educational and networking components.

Questions about this training?
Please contact the CHAMPS Programs Coordinator, Health Center Workforce.

Peak Performance Leadership Program: A CHAMPS/RMPHTC Leadership Development Training for Community Health & Public Health Leaders

Registration is now closed.

Date/Time/Location: The 2024 Peak Performance Leadership Program begins with a three-quarter kickoff day training, followed by three half-day sessions. It will be hosted online on the following four Thursdays.

  • June 27: 8AM-3PM MT | 9AM-4PM CT
  • July 25: 8AM-12PM MT | 9AM-1PM CT
  • August 22: 8AM-12PM MT | 9AM-1PM CT
  • September 26: 8AM-12PM MT | 9AM-1PM CT

Course Overview: Embark on a transformative journey of leadership excellence with the Peak Performance Leadership Program! Designed to propel leaders to new heights of success, this dynamic training focuses on cultivating trust, enhancing communication, and developing emerging leaders. Through immersive sessions led by industry experts, Coleman Associates will help participants learn essential skills for fostering collaborative relationships, mastering effective communication strategies, and strategically navigating leadership evolutions to higher levels of performance management.

Recommended For: This training is intended for new and seasoned leaders at community health centers and public health agencies (governmental or non-governmental) in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY). These leaders should have strategic responsibilities within their organizations. Health center and public health leaders may attend this training alone, in small teams, or with a community partner.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this training, learners will:

  • Develop skills for trust-building through communication and effective conflict management.
  • Identify leadership best practices and incorporate them into a final project.
  • Identify best practices for team functioning and development with the organizational leadership team.
  • Develop a leadership development plan for individual growth.

Continuing Education Credits: Coleman Associates is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. To earn CEs, participants must verify their virtual participation during each session. Learners will receive a certificate for continuing education credit after the series concludes.

About Coleman Associates: Coleman Associates, through their 30+ years of experience working in and with community health centers, understands the unique hurdles that health centers and public health leaders face, from funding constraints to workforce fluctuations. Coleman has a diverse team of trainers from various age groups, races, ethnicities, languages, and orientations. Coleman Associates is unique in that their team members have not earned their stars only through degrees, but rather through working as leaders in public health and community health center arenas. This program combines leadership best practices from thousands of leaders Coleman has trained and incorporates them into the Peak Performance Leadership Program.

Registration Fees: The registration fee is $649 per registrant from a Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) community health center or public health organization. Teams of health center and public health staff serving the same community may qualify for partial scholarships, please see information about that scholarship opportunity below.

NOTE: Registration will not be considered final until full payment is received (due in advance of the course). CHAMPS is not able to provide refunds; however, another individual may substitute for the registered participant. CHAMPS must be notified in writing of the substitution and the substitute participant must complete the registration application form.

Questions about this training?
Please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director.


Advanced Leadership Training Program (ALTP)
Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL)
August – May Annually, Denver, CO
RIHEL provides leadership training, builds linkages among leaders, and strengthens the relationships among health professionals, environmental professionals, the academic community, the public sector, and the private sector (click HERE for more information about RIHEL and its various programs). RIHEL’s Advanced Leadership Training Program (ALTP) is a year-long program designed to help current and emerging leaders understand their leadership behaviors, enhance their leadership skills, make use of the collaborative process to address complex problems, and create an interdisciplinary network of colleagues who are dedicated to the health and environment of the RIHEL region (CO, WY and NM). Topics studied and practiced include: exemplary leadership practices, collaborative leadership, diversity assets, difficult conversations, peer coaching, intentional action for leaders, systems thinking, advocacy and influence, and communicating through the media. ALTP begins in August each year and completes the following May. Applications are accepted each year from mid-January through April 30th.

Contact: Connie Sorell, RIHEL Program Manager, connie.sorell@rihel.org or 303-871-4252.
Click HERE for more details about the program.

The Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy
Health Policy Fellows Program
Washington, DC

The Health Policy Fellows Program is designed to enable mid-level and senior health center and Primary Care Association (PCA) staff to develop a deeper understanding of health policy and acquire key health policy analysis skills of value to their own organization’s policy advocacy efforts. Over a series of web-based sessions culminating in a four-day residential session in Washington, DC, the Fellows Program will provide rising health center and PCA leaders an immersive experience in federal health policy and policymaking, and will assist participants to develop basic health policy analysis competencies that will enable them to develop positions and engage in advocacy. Participants will be instructed by senior National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) staff, faculty at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington, DC health policy experts, Geiger Gibson Distinguished Visitors, and congressional and agency staff.

Click HERE for more details about this program.

Harvard School of Public Health Executive Education in Health Care Programs
The Harvard School of Public Health offers a variety of leadership and management programs for health care and physician executives. The programs are designed to assist professionals with their strategic planning while providing new information and techniques for immediate implementation. Harvard faculty present programs in collaboration with other recognized leaders in the field. Leadership trainings include:

  • Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives
  • Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Healthcare
  • Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers

Click HERE for descriptions of these programs (search “Leadership” in Topics box) and a schedule of upcoming programs.

UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program
This annual intensive 11-day management program is designed exclusively for executives (e.g., CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, etc.) of community health centers. Executives from other community-based healthcare organizations that partner with health systems to address behavioral health issues and/or HIV/AIDS are also encouraged to apply. This program has particular applicability for those who have just assumed, or soon will assume, major management responsibilities. Organizations are encouraged to send multiple individuals from the leadership team, and to identify other organizations with which they plan to merge, form an alliance or partner with, and then apply jointly. The curriculum consists of practical tools, techniques and approaches to leadership and management designed to assist CHCs in adapting to the rapid and radical changes in policy, demographics, and technology impacting health care today. A unique and fundamental component of this program is that during the last two and a half days of this training, the board or community coalition chair is involved as a co-participant.

Click HERE for more information about the Health Care Executive Program.


Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and Community
IHI is an independent not-for-profit organization that works with health care providers and leaders throughout the world to achieve safe and effective health care. Their annual summit brings together revolutionary thinkers and innovative practitioners who strive to make critical connections across care settings while containing costs and providing the best patient experience.

American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition
This huge exposition featuring over 700 public health exhibits offers a plethora of opportunities for people involved with health care to launch careers and meet with pharmaceutical companies, schools of public health, health-related government agencies and many other public health service and public-related organizations.