CBHL: Did You See the Call for Innovators? Don't Miss Sept 26-7 'Leveraging Power Dynamics To Optimize Change' Summit

NYAPRS Note: For almost 40 years, the College of Behavioral Health Leadership (formerly ACMHA), has demonstrated the unique ability to accurately forecast the trends and challenges that lay ahead and to convene groups of leaders/learners to get out in front of these issues, forming an extraordinary network along the way.

This year’s CBHL Leadership Summit, “Leading Differently: Leveraging Power Dynamics to Optimize Change,” is inviting innovators who are advancing health equity are invited to share their stories. This year’s gathering is based on the principle that “the effective promotion of healthy communities requires us to consider the intersection of power, privilege, and the many realms of diversity for which we know health equity is largely dependent – race, geography, generation, ability, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and more.”

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to convene with experts and innovators and to once more get out ahead of the trends and challenges that lay ahead. Join us in Richmond on September 26-7 as both a presenter (see below) and participant.

 
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LEADING DIFFERENTLY: LEVERAGING POWER DYNAMICS TO OPTIMIZE CHANGE

Our work as behavioral health leaders happens in the broader contexts of population health and behavior change. This reality both requires our attention and demands our expertise. We must assess and consider whose voices have the power and position to influence decisions in clinical practice and policy processes. Whose voices can we hear clearly? Who is absent from the table? Who needs an invitation? What can’t we see clearly? Who can help change that?

#metoo + #timesup + #blacklivesmatter + #studentsagainstguns

What story does each of these powerful social movements tell? How and where do they intersect with our work and reframe the way we lead? How will they inform us moving forward as we consider where we live and how we work?

The effective promotion of healthy communities requires us to consider the intersection of power, privilege, and the many realms of diversity for which we know health equity is largely dependent – race, geography, generation, ability, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and more. Let’s do it together. 

Join us for Summit in Richmond at Virginia Union University (VUU) for the kind of rich and critical dialogue we all expect at this annual gathering. VUU is an historically black college, founded in 1865 to give newly emancipated slaves an opportunity for education and advancement. Its powerful history will not be lost on us as we gather and explore these important questions.

Participants will:

  • Cultivate relationships with behavioral health leaders from every corner and system in our country.
  • Explore the roles of multiple behavioral health sectors in producing and reversing inequity in health and wellbeing.
  • Develop skills for leading in complex and changing environments.

SUMMIT AGENDA

Over the two days of Summit, you will connect with other participants in a way that fosters understanding, sparks creativity, and facilitates the adoption of new practices. The Summit has been designed in such a way that each of us can quickly learn where and how new ideas are being used and how they might be adapted to our own situations, gain insight on issues we face, and unleash local wisdom for addressing complex challenges. We will consult with colleagues and hear from leaders in the field and, together, shape the future of behavioral health in a rapidly evolving social environment. Use this link to access a PDF of the Summit agenda.

Read more about how to submit a proposal to be a featured innovator. Access the brief submission form here.