The Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership (CPHPL) supports the professional development and capacity-building of alumni, public health professionals, and community-based organizations through workshops, conferences, events, and trainings.

Customized Training and Practice-Related Courses

CPHPL provides quality face-to-face and online trainings, events, courses, and workshops in leadership and professional development, workforce development, new media and health communications, and organizational management in a multicultural society. Activities include:

  • Facilitating management training needs at public health departments, community-based organizations, and health systems like the Alameda County Public Health Department, Contra Costa County Department of Public Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health, Asian Health Services and Community Health for Asian Americans. Trainings have included change management, project management, leadership development, strategic planning, community building, and cultural and linguistic humility.
  • Workshops, courses, and webinars for public health professionals and alumni to strengthen competencies such as health communications and new media, grant writing, needs assessment, financial management, time management, program planning, and leadership development.
  • Online training modules, webinars, and videos focusing on health communications, health reform and policy and advocacy, new media, multicultural health education, and management competencies.

Current Offerings

  • Health Communication Matters! Webinar Series
  • The Berkeley Physician Leadership Program


    In today’s dynamic health care environment, physicians need to be more effective leaders to ensure organizational and individual success. We need tangible leadership skills that build on our clinical knowledge and practical experience. Communicating your vision, motivating colleagues, leading teams, negotiating with payers, collaborating across silos—these skills enable physicians to compete for resources, lead change, influence policy, and overcome challenges.
    The Berkeley Physician Leadership Program—a partnership of the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership (CPHPL) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA)—is an innovative leadership program developed by physicians and UCB experts for physicians. The program covers broad-based skills that strengthen physician leadership across specialties and modes of practice. Unique among leadership programs, this course will build on the solid foundation experienced clinicians bring to their work.
    Each session provides a unique educational experience featuring nationally recognized faculty and a dynamic, interactive format. The program is manageably sequenced and conveniently scheduled to accommodate busy physicians. Participants will gain practical insights and skills directly applicable to their practice opportunities and challenges.
    The program will provide a solid understanding of physician leadership and its importance in the emerging health care delivery environment. More importantly, participants will develop the tools needed to become effective leaders and make a difference. Participants will earn a UC Berkeley certificate of completion, and 19 hours of CME credits.

    Learn more.

Past Offerings