238913 Developing a personalized action plan for moving forward

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 10:30 AM

Lynn W. Blanchard, MPH, PhD , Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Personalized action plans help individuals to reflect on knowledge gained through an educational activity, identify strategies for applying the knowledge, analyzing the facilitators and barriers to applying the knowledge, and formulating a plan of action.

The final session of the learning institute is intended to help participants consider the knowledge they have gained and the connections they have made during the institute and draft a written action plan that articulates a vision, goals and action steps. This important exercise will facilitate the ability of participants to act on what they learned during the institute - both over the next few days of the APHA conference and over the weeks and months after they return home. Pairing up with another participant to share and give feedback on their plans will also help strengthen their plans and contribute to holding themselves accountable for acting on them.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
*Distinguish between the definition, documentation and academic implications of community service, community engagement and community-engaged scholarship *Describe the components of a scholarly agenda and why it is important to develop one *Identify resources for community-engaged scholarship mentoring, professional development, publishing and funding

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I served as Co-Director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health's Faculty for the Engaged Campus initiative from 2007-2010, specifically directly the faculty development component. In that capacity, I coached teams from 20 universities to develop action plans for faculty development on their campuses. I also oversee the Faculty Engaged Scholars Program at my university which works with a cadre of community-engaged faculty to support their professional development and career advancement.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.