California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions -
Leadership Institute

Downtown Los Angeles

A group of approximately 30 participants will engage in highly interactive training with nationally/internationally recognized faculty. California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) Leadership Institute participants are expected to identify and apply learning to workplace challenges. Peer to peer consultation processes also support the application of learning and encourage networks among participants during and after the training. The program meets for a total of 10 days, spread across eight modules.

2023 Institute Dates

March 1st and 2nd – Onsite

March 15 – Virtual

March 29 – Virtual

April 12 – Virtual

April 26 – Virtual

May 10 – Virtual

May 24 – Virtual

June 7th and 8th – Onsite

Program Cost

The Leadership Institute program registration fee is $5,400.00 per participant. This includes the eight program modules and materials. Travel and overnight room accommodations are additional and not included in the registration fee.

Program Overview

The CIBHS Leadership Institute is tailored to California county executives and managers in behavioral health departments, with special emphasis on mental health and substance use disorder administration and policy. Over two dozen presenters lend their unique styles and insights to each year’s class. (2004 to present)

Who is this program designed for?

California County Mental Health/Behavioral Health Directors, County Substance Use Disorder Services Administrators, Deputy Directors, senior level leaders and those who are preparing to assume senior level behavioral health leadership roles, as well as Executive Directors/ executive and senior level leaders of community-based, non-profit agencies that provide public mental health or substance use disorder services are encouraged to apply.

Behavioral Health Solutions – Leadership Institute Spring 2023

What you should know

Current and Past Presenters

Jei AfricaDirector of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services at the County of MarinBehavioral health, trauma, health equity and diversity
Sarah Eberhardt-RiosBranch Director, Sutter County Health and Human ServicesPsychiatric emergency, forensics and acute inpatient services, and specialty health programs
Ana Estrada DanielsAna Estrada DanielsExecutive Coach and Online FacilitatorTeam Development, Courageous Leadership, and Executive Coaching; Psychological Safety
Roderick Hickman headshotRod HickmanExecutive Leadership Development PresenterChange Leadership
Laree Kiely headshotLaree KielyLocal Leaders Academy PresenterReadiness and Resilience
Nancy PeñaClinical Psychologist, Executive Leadership Development PresenterMental health
Tommy RoystonTommy A. RoystonExecutive Leadership Development PresenterLeadership

What people are saying

“Sponsoring staff participation in the Leadership Institute contributes to the development of the leaders of the present and is an investment in the future of community behavioral health.”

Suzanne Tavano, Ph.D.
Former Behavioral Health Director; Past-President CBHDA

“As a new Behavioral Health Director and former participant of the Leadership Institute, I highly recommend and encourage leaders to participate in this program. What you will glean from the institute is invaluable and life changing!”

Yvonnia Brown, MSW
Behavioral Health Director, Merced County, President CBHDA

“As a graduate of the Leadership Institute, I became aware that ‘lived experience’ is a term that can encompass the work we do as leaders. Having the opportunity to share my own leadership experience, both as a participant and a presenter, has been very empowering.”

Veronica Kelley, LCSW
Director, San Bernardino Behavioral Health Director