Guide for Training Community Leaders to Improve Leadership

  • By: Management Sciences for Health
  • Contributed by: Community Leadership Development Program
  • Published Date: January 2008
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The Community Leadership Development Program is a training designed for rural leaders that aims to help them understand the processes that contribute to better healthcare management and steps to help build effective teamwork. The program creates support and buy-in for health programs and infrastructure development through a series of five workshops that focus on: visioning, health and education, leadership and planning, conflict resolution and forgiveness, and respect. A facilitation team (usually three facilitators) delivers the program; the rural leaders gather in a central location every two to four weeks until the five workshops are completed. The program recommends that two members from each community participate so they can support each other as they learn, and that leaders from up to eight communities participate together.