“The Leader We Wish We All Had Is YOU: Insights from the COVID-19 Pandemic” with Amy Acton

Amy Acton

Case Western Reserve University School of Law will host a lecture with Amy Acton, former director of the Ohio Department of Health and cabinet member and advisor to the Governor of Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Acton will present “The Leader We Wish We All Had Is YOU: Insights from the COVID-19 Pandemic” Thursday, Oct. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in Gund Hall. The event also will be offered in a virtual format.

Acton’s lecture will focus on leadership and lessons learned during an unprecedented crisis. Acton will provide a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to lead the COVID-19 response for 11.7 million patients and the leadership traits that are essential to all of us as we re-emerge and re-weave the fabric of our communities.

Specifically for the Case Western Reserve audience, Acton will unveil the backstory of making Ohio’s early policy decisions. She also will discuss the legal and administrative challenges associated with issuing broad-ranging public health orders. Acton will also further address the unfinished business of intentionally mourning what we have lost, making meaning of our collective experiences, and memorializing all we have endured. She will help us better understand that we have faced not only the virus, but also a contagion of fear, loneliness, unmooring, and collective trauma. Acton will share her antidotes to our experiences of moral injury as well as her hopes and dreams for our future.

Register to attend.