Women’s leadership for public health in Ukraine

16–18 May 2017, Kiev, Ukraine

The WHO Regional Office for Europe is organizing a seminar on women’s leadership for public health on 17–19 May 2017, as part of its technical support to the public health reforms initiated by the Ministry of Health, Ukraine.

The seminar aims to develop and enhance women’s leadership skills in the health sector, in line with one of the priorities of the Ministry of Health – to contribute to the health and gender-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 3 and 5), in the context of the overall health sector reforms in the country.

The leadership skills workshop is competency-based, structured around modern leadership theories especially suited to develop women leaders, and reflects real-life experiences of women leaders and role models. It will include facilitated group discussions and one-on-one coaching sessions on:

  • self-assessment of leadership competencies;
  • public health leadership;
  • systems thinking, dealing with interests, power and stakeholders;
  • barriers to women’s leadership and special leadership tools for women’s empowerment and leading change;
  • communication and impact, and communicating with the media.

The seminar is framed within the implementation of the WHO strategy on women’s health and well-being, and can serve as a model to replicate in other countries in the region.