Academic Public Health Leadership Institute (APHLI)

The ASPPH Academic Public Health Leadership Institute (APHLI) is a year-long, cohort-based program focused on the unique challenges of ASPPH-member deans and program directors.

The ASPPH APHLI, designed in collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a global leader in executive education, draws on decades of experience in developing top leaders in academia and public health. 

APHLI  Scholars

The 2019-2020 Academic Public Health Leadership Institute is specifically designed for deans or program directors of ASPPH-member schools and programs who have been in the role of dean or program director less than five years, and are able to commit to the year-long Leadership Institute.

ASPPH anticipates offering future program cohorts for deans and program directors with more than five years experience in the role of dean or program director, as well as those aspiring to academic public health leadership – the next generation of deans and program directors.

Personalized Leadership Development Experience

APHLI scholars will work closely with experienced faculty from CCL, peers, and thought leaders in the field to address challenges such as these through

Throughout the year, APHLI Scholars will engage in engage in active learning experiences focused on deepening content knowledge and strengthening competencies, as well as have the opportunity to develop a network of trusted peers for ongoing collaboration.

The Program includes both in-person and virtual components:

Virtual Orientation Session – June 11, 2019

Program Kickoff – July 23, 2019 | Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, CA

Intensive Retreat – January 22-24, 2020 | Colorado Springs, CO

Final Program Session – July 21, 2020 | Location to be announced

Ongoing Engagement

How will APHLI help me?


The fee of $6,250 includes all program activities, executive coaching, and on-demand leadership resources. Travel-related costs to in-person sessions are not included.

ASPPH is offering 50% tuition deferment to 2020, and a limited number of scholarship opportunities. Please contact Rita Kelliher, Chief Academic Officer for more information at 202-296-1099 x141,

For more information, please email 

ASPPH has partnered with The Center for Creative Leadership for program direction and technical assistance. The Center for Creative Leadership is a global provider of executive education that develops better leaders through its focus on leadership education, research, and expertise in solving the leadership challenges of individuals and organizations.