Research capacity building workshop
July 24, 2017
Thailand Health Promotion Foundation: Physical health research project
September 26, 2018

Leadership in health promotion workshop


7–8 May 2018


The Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand


This 2-day workshop provided participants with an opportunity to share their experiences on health promotion policy movements, and to discuss how to cultivate and support health promotion leaders at different levels (e.g. university, community, and national) within the AUN–HPN Healthy University Framework (HUF).

Speakers shared their knowledge and experience on how to create change agents, how to become a health promotion leader, and how to advocate for health promotion policy at different levels, with examples of leadership in health. Representatives from participating universities also presented their health promotion policy movements, key outcomes, and lessons learned.

There was a break-out session, allowing participants to discuss university policies and strategies for cultivating leaders in health promotion, and actions to support these leaders. The workshop concluded with actions to be taken by the AUN–HPN Secretariat and member universities to support the cultivation of health promotion leaders, and the adoption of the HUF by all member universities.

The workshop adopted a healthy meeting concepts by introducing short stretching activities during the workshop to keep participants physically active. There were also high desks for participants to break their long sitting times, alongside healthy tea and coffee breaks.