What’s involved


Getting full value from the Public Health Leadership Programme (PHLP) requires an enquiring mind, a willingness to participate, and a commitment to implement learning back in your workplace. Pre-work ensures you enter the programme ready for an intensive and accelerated learning experience.

Participants need to allow at least two days for pre-work before Workshop One and between workshop sessions. Pre-work includes:

  • undertaking 360-degree feedback on how you are performing in relation to the public health leadership competencies. This feedback will be debriefed one-on-one prior to the programme with a professional coach. The feedback will help you identify your learning objectives for the programme
  • completing an online assessment tool (DISC) which identifies your primary leadership style at work. A comprehensive personalised report is received during the programme
  • answering pre-work questions and completing pre-readings to help you focus on the programme content.

Six programme days

PHLP programmes are six days in total. These six days are divided into three sets of two days spread over several months. It is essential to attend the full programme and full workshop days. See Session outlines for more details.


As well as debriefing your 360-degree feedback, you will have one-on-one coaching by a professional coach after each workshop component. Coaching is a great way of ensuring you maximise the value from PHLP.

Action learning

It is expected that participants will design and implement projects to apply programme insights back at work.

Leaderlabs (peer groups)

It is expected that participants will form peer groups. Groups will communicate between workshop sessions to support implementation of programme content.


All PHLP graduates will become part of the PHLP Alumni, receiving regular e-news and opportunities to participate Alumni events and workshops.

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