Leading in Complex Systems: Project Updates

Addressing Health Disparities: With this year’s Addressing Health Leadership Program sponsored by the National Council on Behavioral Health, Suganya has the privilege of working with 25 amazing and passionate leaders from around the country. She will continue to co-train on-site training activities, present webinars, and conduct coaching calls through the end of August of 2015.

NAMI Indiana Leadership: Liz and the entire CM team will be creating and delivering a series of training this year to family and youth leaders in Indiana. This three part series will focus on leadership development, building effective collaboration and conflict engagement. We anticipate that participants will learn new ways to think about their role in system building as family and youth leaders and can develop the skills to lead, partner and bring about sustainable change in their communities.

Lived-Experience in Leadership: Lacy continues to lead by example by showcasing the importance of having people with lived-experience in leadership positions and as collective leaders in the field. She serves in leadership positions on the boards of Foster Care Alumni of America (Treasurer), Young People in Recovery (Secretary), International Foster Care Organization (Secretary), Consumer Sub-Committee for the SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council (Chair), and the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery. She is helping to lead the National Policy Council through the Administration on Children and Families and Casey Family Programs that allows young people to offer recommendations to the federal and state foster care systems. She is also coordinating a global position paper as the chair of the Youth Committee with IFCO that is driven by the voice of young people transitioning from out of home care from around the world.

National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health: Rachele and the NAAPIMHA team wrapped up their year-long involvement in the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health, a project of the Center for Health Leadership & Practice. As a team, we all grew in our leadership goals, which included the following: step outside of our comfort zones, slow down and be more strategic in activities, improve accountability to each other, improve our communication and feedback process, and strengthen partnerships with other systems.