CMMH Leadership And Management Program

The Community Managed Mental Health (CMMH) Leadership & Management Program aims to strengthen and develop effective, adaptive, resilient leaders. These leaders will be equipped to respond to, prepare for, and lead through the challenges and opportunities of current and future reforms.

The program aims to improve capacity to:

develop a clear vision and strategic direction;undertake change management;lead recovery-oriented practice and co-production;leading without authority;build high performance teams;building and maintaining effective networks;ethical decision making;building resilience;provide quality, results-driven services; andadopt a collaborative and innovative approach.

These skills will enable improved outcomes within teams across and between organisations, regardless of the move to a competitive operating environment.

This program is supported by funding through the Victorian Government, Department of Health and Human Services.

Over forty leaders commenced this program in 2016 in three locations; Elsternwick and Pakenham in April 2016 and Pakenham in June 2016.

The program participants have been very active in their learning and application back into their workplace through the establishment of Community Leadership Action Networks, communities of practice and reflective blogs.

The Community Leadership Action Networks include projects on:

  • More collaboration across sectors / agencies
  • Growth of the peer workforce
  • Challenging inequalityNetworking and collaborative practice
  • Recovery orientated practice within NDIS
  • Managing and supporting people through change
  • How can we support participants to understand the NDIS and how do we empower them to build capacity around choice and control to achieve their goals?
  • Rural Lives Matter: How do rural communities optimise mental health and seek and accept support when necessary?

The CMMH Leadership and Management Program Blogs

Pakenham program day 1 & 2 – ODE TO LEADERSHIP

Pakenham program day 3 & 4 – CHANGE LEADERSHIP

Bendigo program day 3 & 4 – CHANGE LEADERSHIP

Pakenham program day 7 – COACHING, CHANGE & CONFLICT

Pakenham program day 8 – FOCUS, PEOPLE & TIME

Pakenham program day 9 & 10 – ETHICAL DECISION MAKING