Leadership Seminar Series

The LEND program is focused on leadership training, which we believe permeates all activities throughout the year.  To gain leadership skills one is required not only to read about and discuss leadership, but also to experience activities that build those skills. The entire program is built on achieving that end.

As part of this development, fellows meet each month to specifically talk about and reflect upon issues of leadership.  Sessions will focus on such topics as individual leadership skills, qualities for MCH leadership roles, leading agencies, leadership in scholarship, and hear from individuals who have achieved leadership roles.  

Prior series have included:

Leadership: What Is It?

David T. Helm, PhD, LEND Program Coordinator, Lecturer Harvard School of Public Health

Allen C. Crocker, MD, Director LEND Program, Associate Professor Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School.

Leadership: Self Evaluation

David Helm, PhD

Organizational Leadership

John Halliday, former Director, CT Bureau of Rehab. Services

Family Leadership

Charlotte "Dee" Spinkston, Exec. Dir. Urban PRIDE

Serving on Boards

Allen C. Crocker, MD           

Foundations of Public Policy

Josh Greenberg, JD, Office of General Council, Children's Hospital, Boston

Leadership & Advocacy

Judith Palfrey, MD, Brazelton Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Women in Leadership Roles

Valerie Bradley, President, Human Services Research Institute, past-President AAMR (now AAIDD)

Negotiations & Management

Allen Paret, MSW, Development Office, Children's             Hospital Boston         

Leadership Development

Leonard Rappaport, MD, Chief, Div. of Developmental Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston