Local Comprehensive Cancer Control Toolkit
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Leadership

To succeed, coalitions need an effective leader. Leadership provides the coalition with a clear vision and direction, which are both essential to facilitating the growth of the coalition and keeping momentum. Effective coalition leaders are able to organize, inspire, and mobilize members, foster fruitful partnerships, and leverage resources to get results.

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    Establish a Leadership Structure

    There are various types of leadership structures, and the structure you choose will depend on the dynamics of your coalition. MORE

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    Exercise Effective Leadership Skills

    The coalition leader plays an integral role in advancing the work of the coalition and must wear many hats. They need to inspire members, manage the day-to-day work of the coalition, and make connections across members to leverage collective and strategic action. Effective leaders of coalitions have a set of distinct skills that helps them advance the work of the coalition. MORE