Adaptive Leadership for Mental Health Professionals

3:00pm - November 16, 2021 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Pacific Southwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: November 15, 2021

Adaptive Leadership for Mental Health Professionals


The work of addressing wellbeing and resilience in the mental health profession is a complex task.  And like all complex activities, it requires leadership to determine if a shift in values, beliefs, and behaviors is needed.  It also requires determining who and what is at risk, and what roles and responsibilities are being challenged. In order to do this, we sometimes have to step away and view the situation with objectivity and some distance.  These are skills of adaptive leadership that are acquired over time and with practice. Bringing personal vision to complex system change, engaging others in the work, providing space for all voices to be heard to create and work towards shared vision is the core work of adaptive leaders.

During this session, participants will be offered an overview of adaptive leadership and the components of the adaptive leadership model. Mental health professionals will consider their own leadership styles and the ways in which adaptive leadership is needed in their work.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop increased awareness of adaptive leadership and your leadership style in the mental health field.
  2. Explore the concept of getting on the balcony, creating a holding environment, and other activities in the adaptive leadership model.
  3. Determine the adaptive work that shows up for you in your day-to-day work.


All mental health and behavioral health professionals are welcome to participate in this event.