Cross city project

Fostering an innovation mindset and power skills to drive change

Fostering an innovation mindset and power skills to drive change
Completion as of Mar 31, 2023
Areas of action
Project lead

The challenge

The profound challenges posed to health systems by the Covid-19 pandemic have accelerated the need for transformational change. The development of a new generation of adequately trained personnel, equipped to shape and build innovative health systems, is of the highest priority. This training must go beyond building new capacities and skills and mould a different type of healthcare sector leadership with an innovation mindset, which is essential to creating and sustaining change.

The goal

To contribute to the sustainability of the projects in the cities by strengthening the leadership mindset and power skills of C/Can project coordinators, City Executive Committees, and CET members who are responsible for leading change in the city and ensuring sustainability of actions.


At least one workshop will be held per C/Can city (the content will be carefully adapted to the city’s needs and its audience), covering:

  • Effective communication for leadership success
  • Conflict resolution
  • Overseeing progress, reviewing results and setting goals
  • Driving change at the local level for national impact
  • Empathy
  • Active listening
  • Building collaborations and coalitions
  • Reconciling competing demands for limited resources
    Workshops will focus on the lLeadership/gGovernance building block of the WHO´s health systems strengthening framework, which states that: “Leadership and governance involve ensuring strategic policy frameworks exist and are combined with effective oversight, coalition-building, regulation, attention to system design, and accountability.”


  • Pilot leadership and power skills training in Leon
  • Leadership and power skills training in Greater Petaling
  • Leadership and power skills training in other C/Can cities

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