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WPHA Webinar-Personal Mastery on the Road to Leading in Public Health
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When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
12:00 PM
Where: Adobe Connect - Webinar
United States
Contact: WPHA Office

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Personal Mastery on the Road to Leading in Public Health

*Sponsored by the WPHA Early Career Professionals Section

Please see below links:

Webinar Recording
PowerPoint Slides
Identifying Leadership Team Values


Attendees will learn readily usable tips and tricks to becoming an effective leader. Dr. Freiheit will share and relate personal stories and situations encountered along the way...and the things she wishes she would have known and been taught. The charge of this session implores learners to take what is taught here to the next level in an effort of active learning on their own path to leadership.

Competencies addressed: 

  • Model active learning and personal mastery (from the Public Health Leadership Competency Framework Developed by the National Public Health Leadership Network)
  • 8B7. Ensures use of professional development opportunities by individuals and teams (Tier 2 of Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills in Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Revisions Adopted June 2014)
  • Ability to improve self and engage in ongoing personal development (from Banff Executive Leadership Practices Inventory) 

About the Presenter: 

Jen Freiheit, PhD, MCHES

Dr. Jennifer Freiheit has worked in state and local public health leadership roles since 2002 serving health departments within Milwaukee and Waukesha counties, most recently as a public health consultant through her company, Bay View Advanced Management, LLC and in her current role as Health Operations Administrator with the City of Milwaukee Health Department.  While working, she earned her doctorate in the Department of Administrative Leadership through the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She has a deep commitment to impacting public health practice through her interests in policy, leadership, and administration with an agenda that includes workforce development, strategic planning, and emergency preparedness and response. She administered a regional grant and directed 14 local public health departments with a combined staff of more than 400, leading them to a national recognition in emergency preparedness and response, Project Public Health Ready, one of the first 6 regions in the country to achieve this acknowledgement.

Dr. Freiheit, a Master Certified Health Education Specialist, is a Future Milwaukee Leadership Development Program graduate through Marquette University, along with graduating from two other public health leadership institutes, including the Illinois Advanced Executive Public Health Leadership Institute. Throughout her 15 year public health career, she was involved in a wide breadth of programs from the response to several emergencies such as the H1N1 pandemic to  the development of a non-proprietary technical research report: Assessment of a Milwaukee Health Department leadership program: Emotional Intelligence training, 360° assessments, and professional coaching.

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