Power Dynamics


April 13, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm


Mo Barbosa (HRiA) and Lori Lobenstine (ds4si)

Topics: Defining power; identifying power influences; levering power positively in community work

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.

Audience: Individuals or teams working towards community health who may be new to health equity 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

This training meets the following DPH guidelines:

  • Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities
  • Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
  • Membership that is reflective of the community
  • Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning


Community Health Training Institute