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Wisconsin Emerging Leaders Program

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Oct 27, 2023

The Wisconsin Emerging Leaders Program is an 8 month educational program designed to prepare the next generation of behavioral health leaders in Wisconsin. The program is designed for community-based direct service providers interested in professional development to engage and support underserved communities.

The program goal is to build diversity and capacity in leadership of the community-based behavioral health services workforce providing services within underserved communities. Underserved communities include, but are not limited to those who face barriers in accessing and using mental health and substance use services based on racial or ethnic status, geographic location, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other special needs (such as language barriers, disabilities, citizenship status, or age).

Participants will:

  • Attend seven 3-hour virtual meetings focused on cultural and professional development, two 3-hour virtual booster sessions, and two 3-hour virtual project presentation and graduation sessions. All sessions are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Zoom.
  • Be paired with a mentor for the duration of the program
  • Work directly with the mentor, along with support from trainers and DHS staff, throughout the program to develop and complete a project that will address the behavioral health needs in communities

Eligible applicants are community-based, direct-service providers in the behavioral health field (mental health and/or substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery) with a minimum of one year of experience working with underserved communities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This is an educational opportunity provided at no cost.

Application process

Complete the online application form at the bottom of the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Health workforce education and training · LGBTQI+ · Leadership · Limited English proficient · People with disabilities · Racial and ethnic groups · Wisconsin

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