The GHC Training Institute is an intensive 2-week experience at Yale University designed to prepare the incoming GHC fellow class to maximize their impact over the course of their yearlong fellowships and to build the community that will help sustain these emerging leaders and their commitment to service over the longer term.
Leadership Skills Development, Community Building and Fellowship Preparation
Fellows are expected to arrive at Training with the technical skills required for their fellowship assignments. The purpose of Training is to engage the fellows in critical thinking and reflection about their roles as leaders and practitioners, as well as to provide intellectual frameworks for approaching challenges they will face in the field. Training serves to ground fellows in the major debates and schools of thought within global health and public service and to encourage them to explore their identities and ambitions within this space.
Global Health Corps recruits top-level and diverse speakers to participate in the Training Institute. Speakers at the 2014 Training Institute included:
- Phill Wilson, Executive Director of the Black AIDS Institute
- Mark Dybul, Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- Noerine Kaleeba, Founder of Ugandan HIV/AIDS organization TASO
This year, speakers engaged GHC fellows in discussion, case studies and lecture sessions on topics ranging from intrapreneurship, public service and leadership, private sector impacts, cross-cultural communication, the history of health inequity, logic modeling, the power of narratives, health systems strengthening, and the role of activism in social change.
“Every single one of the speakers had amazing experiences to share and insightful stories to tell, which made each session interesting and relevant.” – Current GHC Fellow