Students have the opportunity to complete the Public Health Leadership Lab as either a Participant or Concentrator. In the application, students will indicate if they’re applying as a Participant or Concentrator. Specifically for the Concentrator option, you must satisfy all Fall requirements and submit the Concentrator Declaration form (this will be available in Fall 2) in order to continue with the program in Spring semester.
If you plan to complete the PHL Lab program as a Concentrator and only have one year at HSPH, please take some of your leadership coursework in the fall semester. For those who will be at HSPH beyond one year, you have a maximum of two years to complete the 10 credits.
Concentrators are working towards receiving an official “Letter of Completion” in the Interdisciplinary Public Health Leadership Concentration. They will complete the same requirements as a Participant in the fall and additional requirements in J-Term and Spring.
Fall: Welcome Meeting
Thursday Sept. 28, 2023
1:00PM – 1:50PM ET
Fall: Saturday Retreats
Students deepen their self-awareness by looking at their past, present, and future through structured exercises and reflection. In the Self-Assessment Retreats, students utilize assessment tools to identify areas of strength and growth in their understanding of themselves as leaders and learners. These small group sessions provide space for deeper conversations and discussions.
The retreats include in-depth teaching on leadership theory. The session consists of introductions to various theories or concepts. Our facilitators will then guide students through experiential learning activities with reflections to help students anchor their learning. Topics vary from year to year, but we have covered Visions and Values, Difficult Conversations, Conflict Management, Listening, Power and Privilege, Teaming, etc.
These sessions are highly experiential and will require students to engage in the content and with their peers. Pre-work and readings will be assigned before each session, and attendance is mandatory. Please see below for this year’s schedule and meeting times.
Saturday Retreat 1
Saturday Oct. 14, 2023
9:30AM – 3:00PM ET
Saturday Retreat 2
Saturday Nov. 4, 2023
9:30AM – 3:00PM ET
Saturday Retreat 3
Saturday Dec. 2, 2023
9:30AM – 3:00PM ET
Fall: Assessment & Assignments
Assessment and Assignment instructions/deadlines will be posted on Canvas. Students must turn in deliverables by the deadline:
- Leadership Circle Profile Assessment
- Reflection Assignments
- Leadership Goals
J-Term: Coach Match Process & 1:1 Leadership Coach - Concentrator Only
Only Concentrators will be assigned an Executive Coach and student preference is included in the coach matching process. Concentrators are required to meet with their coach a minimum of three times during the spring semester. Required documentation of the meeting will be submitted through Canvas.
- Coach match process & preference submissions (Mid January and completed remotely)
- First Coaching Session (Completed in the month of February)
- Second Coaching Session (Completed in the month of March)
- Third Coaching Session (Completed in the month of April)
Spring: Launch Meeting and Saturday Retreat - Concentrator Only
Thursday Feb. 15, 2024
5:30PM – 7:20PM ET
Concentrator Saturday Retreat
Saturday Apr. 13, 2024
9:00AM – 5:00PM ET
Spring: Assessments & Assignments - Concentrator Only
- Leadership Circle Profile 1:1 Debrief
- Students will sign up for a 60 min one-on-one meeting with an instructor to debrief their report.
- Peer Group Meetings
- Final Reflection Assignment
Spring: 10-Credit Course Assignment + Unofficial Transcripts - Concentrator Only
Please view the Approved Leadership Courses website for more information.