Upcoming Course for Boost Members: Boosting Leadership to Activate Communities

The Boost Community, in partnership with Adaptive Change Advisors and People Power Health, is excited to offer the course, Boosting Leadership to Activate Communities, beginning November 2021. This introductory level course in adaptive leadership and community organizing offers immunization and other health care professionals new approaches to lead and drive health promotion initiatives and projects.

Combining the concepts and skills of adaptive leadership and community organizing, which have been developed at Harvard University for over 30 years, participants will learn skills for mobilizing community and stakeholders to create consequential change.

Here are some of the scenarios which this course could help address:

  • Mobilizing stakeholders to take ownership over immunization in their communities
  • Dealing with local opposition to immunization
  • Building a team to successfully launch an immunization campaign
  • Dealing with immunization “misinformation”
  • Launching an equitable vaccination campaign

Who is it for? This course is designed for sub-national and national immunization or health care professionals. No prior knowledge of adaptive leadership or community organizing is required. Those with and without experience are equally welcomed!

When is it? The course will run for six weeks from November 4, 2021 to December 16, 2021. Ninety-minute mandatory sessions will take place once per week on Thursdays at 1:00 PM* GMT.

*With exception of the first session from 9:30 – 11:00 PM EDT.

How much time will I need? The time commitment is approximately 2 – 4 hours per week.

Is there a certification? A certificate of completion from Boost, Adaptive Change Advisors and People Power Health will be provided based on attendance and completion of all assignments.

How much does it cost? This course is FREE for Boost members.

How do I register? If you are interested in participating in this course, please fill out this brief application form.

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