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Power Dynamics

April 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by the Community Health Training Institute as a part of the 2016 Health Equity Training Series.

0054 Barbosa Mo 001 Edit 125x125Topics: Power and cultural dynamics, addressing power differences between coalitions and the diverse populations they serve, practical application

Trainer: Moacir (Mo) Barbosa, Assistant Director, Health Resources in Action (left)

Description:¬†This training will provide participants with an opportunity to examine critical questions about their personal relationship with power.¬† What is power?¬† How does it manifest in relational and professional dynamics?¬† How do we leverage our power, knowingly or unknowingly, to influence conflict or negotiate situations?¬† This training will help facilitate an exploration of self-identity and how to build on that self-awareness to help set the tone for positive professional relationships and work in the broader community.¬†This session builds upon the¬†2-24-16 webinar “Introduction to Equity in Community Building”, and the 3-23-16 webinar “Engaging and Empowering Priority Communities: Health Equity in Action.”

Audience: Individuals or teams working towards community health who may be new to discussing power and cultural dynamics in the context of their community work, or those seeking a refresher.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this webinar will be able to:

  1. Define power and how it plays a role in their everyday experiences and interactions.
  2. Identify ways in which power influences their relationships and experiences within the community.
  3. Identify at least two strategies for leveraging their power positively in their community work.

Presentation Materials

View Presentation Slides


A Primer On Power

Community Assets Map

Power Map



ACCOMODATION: If you are in need of accommodation of any kind, please feel welcome to discuss with Maia Rodriguez-Semp by 4-12-16. She may be reached at [email protected] or 617-279-2228.


April 27, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm