Leading mental health organizations, programs, and initiatives can prove challenging in the best of times. Meeting the needs of clients in the diverse Pacific Southwest, while effectively navigating the field’s evolving best practices, policies, and funding streams requires innovative, resilient, and adaptable leadership at all levels. COVID-19’s impact on both our personal and professional lives exacerbates the need for these skills. The Adaptive Leadership Framework facilitates evolution and growth in response to change and challenge. Join us as we explore the principles of adaptive leadership, and how you can apply the framework to lead more effectively. During this three-part series, participants will:
- Learn the principles of adaptive leadership and how to implement them in mental health work.
- Identify strategies for engaging others to initiate, make, and sustain change.
- Apply Adaptive Leadership principles to “weather the storm,” lead effectively, and prioritize well-being during challenging times.
Before The Storm – Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 3p-4:30 PT
Adaptive leadership is a model that assists mental health providers and organizations in adapting and functioning effectively in times of change. The adaptive leadership model facilitates evolution and growth in response to a changing and challenging mental health environment. Adaptive leaders engage others to identify and—through collective will—change values, beliefs, and practices. This session covers the principles of adaptive leadership and provides attendees with strategies for progressing their work through challenges while addressing their own mental well-being.
During The Storm – Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 3p-4:30 PT
Leadership during chaos requires mental health providers to reflect and learn about existing challenges, find solutions collaboratively with other professionals and team members, and determine new solutions. The unpredictability and severity of the challenges influences the strategies that mental health providers, organizations, and systems must put in place. In this workshop, we will apply new strategies and adaptive leadership principles to continue to “weather the storm,” and lead effectively, while addressing our own well-being.
After The Storm – Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 3p-4:30 PT
Leading in the mental health system requires us to navigate continuously changing and evolving regulations and mandates. Leaders need to review, prioritize, and possibly reassess certain projects/programs while initiating others. This environment proves particularly challenging when the needs of communities in the Pacific Southwest region are varied and shifting. This session will cover how adaptive leaders in mental health can effectively manage change, consider diverse perspectives, and address multiple competing needs.