By Christopher Bozorgmehr
Faculty and affiliates of the Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health (VIGH) were selected to speak at the Unite for Site’s 19th annual Global Health and Innovation Conference on April 21st and 22nd. This conference is the world’s largest global health conference and brings together a range of educators, entrepreneurs, and leaders across diverse fields each year. The conference aims to connect creative, curious, passionate, and talented individuals to explore bold ideas, responsible global engagement, and transformative innovations. During the conference, innovators, thinkers, collaborators, and doers engage in conversations centered on collectively transforming organizations and inspiring communities.
Brian Heuser, Marie Martin, and Ash Rogers moderated and/or spoke on plenary panels, which are listed and described below. More information about this conference and this year's agenda including other panels and workshops can be found on the conference website, https://ghic.uniteforsight.org/.
- Maximizing Mentorship: Opportunities for Professional Development
- This workshop serves as an introduction to current best practices in mentorship to empower individuals, foster independence among mentees, and positively influence the mentoring culture of an organization. It is intended to equip participants with a cross-cutting set of competencies focused on career guidance, professional development, and documented principles of effective mentoring. By the end of the session, participants understand the benefits and obstacles of mentorship, consider mentoring frameworks and functions of mentorship, and identify tools for effective mentorship.
- Marie Martin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine; Associate Director for Education and Training, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH).
- Collaboration: The Team Sport of Success
- We are all better together. Success in all sectors of health and innovation requires authentic collaboration. How do you create and nurture a culture of collaboration within our teams, and with those we are working with externally?
- Moderated by Brian Heuser, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Education Policy, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; Affiliated Faculty, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
- Vulnerability, Failure, and Resiliency in Leadership
- In order to succeed, we must all trust in being vulnerable, taking risks, and sometimes failing. How do we balance these core principles in our programs and organizations?
- Moderated by Marie Martin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine; Associate Director for Education and Training, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
- Organizational Journeys
- Every organization has its own journey. What can we learn from each organization’s journey?
- Ash Rogers, Co-CEO, Lwala Community Alliance (VIGH community partner)