How to operationalize and align your organization's workforce development plan to achieve desired results
This interactive session for APHA Annual 2013 is designed to help participants align their various strategies, plans, and activities to achieve desired outcomes. Focus will be placed on aligning the Workforce Development Plan with other plans, assessments, and systems within the organization. An example from the Kane County (IL) Health Department will be presented that includes the local health department's Workforce Development Plan and the agency's efforts to align their plan with other activities. During this session, participants will also have an opportunity to learn about quality improvement tools and methods that can assist with operationalizing and aligning their Workforce Development Plan. A checklist will be provided to assist with alignment and other tools, such as a tree diagram and matrix diagram, will be used to help organizations drill down to the next steps needed for operationalizing and implementing their Workforce Development Plan. In addition to practicing use of one of these tools in small groups, participants will receive copies of the checklist and quality improvement tools they can use within their organizations following this session.
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related education
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Describe an approach that can be used for aligning strategies, plans, and activities within an organization for achieving maximum impact. Discuss how a Local Health Department has successfully aligned its Workforce Development Plans with other organizational activities. Demonstrate use of a quality improvement tool that can be used to assist in operationalizing, aligning, monitoring, and improving a Workforce Development Plan.
Keyword(s): Workforce, Quality Improvement
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 30 years of practical experience applying quality improvement methods and tools to organizational development activities. Over the past five years, I have
been applying these methods and tools to public health organizations.
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.