Innovations in Workforce Development (Track Pack)
This is a collection of the presentations from the Innovations in Workforce Development track from the 2017 National Leadership Conference in San Diego, April 19-21.
The health care workforce is facing unprecedented shortages in nurses, aides, direct care workers, and physicians, as well as physical, respiratory and occupational therapists nationwide. Efforts to recruit and retain talent must include the entire organization. Building a positive work environment, efficient selection and hiring processes, effective orientation programs, and supportive on going professional development are key components of a successful health care workplace.
This Track Pack includes the following sessions:
What’s In It For Me? Creating Training that Sticks
Presented by Katherine Detwiler, Strategic Partner Manager, Relias Learning
From day one forward, everyone needs development. Estimated employee training costs in 2014 were upwards of $61 billion. Are you getting the most out of your training dollars? Are your employees engaged in training activities or just going through the motions? How do you prevent “in one ear and out the other” training syndrome? Ongoing professional development is a key strategy to guide shared culture and team engagement. Are you capitalizing on your investment? In this highly interactive session, participants will discover how to create learning stickiness, practice design skills, and receive real-time feedback. Participants will come away knowing how to leverage adult learning principles and proven instructional design techniques to create training that truly affects outcomes. Translate those training dollars into a change in employee behavior!
Creating Gateways: Orientation Programs Built for Success
Presented by Michael Ward RN, BSN, MBA Area Director; Pediatric Recruitment and Retention, Pediatric Clinical Education, Pediatric Simulation
Candidates and open positions do not always match, which leads to either long term empty positions or quick turnover in employees. The alternative is to build an orientation program to support the interested candidates to be successful in the role. Clear, honest evaluation of the candidate pool and the skills required for the hard to fill jobs is an opportunity to build a bridge. Stretching from pre-licensure positions to highly skilled pediatric home care nurses, leaders from Bayada will share the development of specialty orientation programs carefully designed to match candidates’ learning needs and readiness with position expectations. They will also apply a range of learning modalities including physical and virtual classrooms, to simulation labs and field mentoring. Participants will discuss strategies to merge critical components of program design with creative customization to meet the precise needs of new employees for a successful orientation.