Monday, April 6, 2009
Leadership Essentials and Public Health in Africa
In early March, Steadman Harrison represented the Global Voice of Leadership team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia delivering the Leadership Essentials Program for a group of 92 senior leaders from 14 African countries. Columbia University's International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) came together for a 3 day conference focused on strategy, innovation, and leadership development. CCL provided the Leadership Essentials Program in response to the request for an affordable and accessible solution for a large diverse group of public health leaders. Leveraging the strong relationships with Leadership Beyond Boundaries (LBB) alumni in Ethiopia, we were able to bring co-facilitators to the classroom to join us on short notice. The large group of 92 met together for some plenary sessions and the majority of the exercises took place in smaller group sessions facilitated by Ahadu Gebreamlak, JT Vaughn, and Briana Harper. Social Identity, CCL's Assessment-Challenge-Support model, Visual Explorer, and the 7 Dimensions of Global Leadership reflective tool all received a great deal of appreciation.