California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions -
Leadership Institute

Downtown Los Angeles

A group of approximately 30 participants will engage in a total of nine days of in-person, highly interactive training with a nationally/internationally recognized faculty. Califonia 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 nine days are spread across four modules with one module per month.

2022 Institute

Online Program Dates:

Session #1
May 4, 2:30 – 5:00 pm

Session #2
May 18, 2:30 – 5:00 pm

Session #3
June 1, 2:30 – 5:00 pm

Session #4
June 15, 2:30 – 5:00 pm

Session #5
June 29, 2:30 – 5:00 pm

Session #6
July 13, 2:30 – 5:00 pm

Session #7
May 27, 2:30 – 5:00 pm

Session #8
August 10, 2:30 – 5:00 pm

All sessions have additional hour recorded pre-session you watch on your own*

Program Cost

The Leadership Institute program registration fee is $3,950.00 per participant. This includes the four 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.

What you should know

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

Contact Us

Paul Danczyk
Executive Education in Sacramento for the
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
[email protected]