Online Program

Operationalizing and Aligning your Organization's Workforce Development Plan to Achieve Desired Results

Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Aligning strategies, plans, and activities within an organization is important for achieving maximum impact. The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) requires health departments seeking accreditation to develop a Community Health Assessment, Community Health Improvement Plan, Strategic Plan, Quality Improvement Plan, Workforce Development Plan, and a Performance Management System. In addition, these assessments, plans, and systems must lead to operational and action plans to assure effective implementation and progress. Alignment across these and other types of activities is important for assuring success and achieving desired outcomes of any type of public health organization. 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 a quality improvement tool that can assist with developing, operationalizing, and aligning an organization’s Workforce Development Plan. A Six Step T-Matrix Worksheet will be provided that can help organizations drill down to the next steps needed for operationalizing and implementing their Workforce Development Plan. An opportunity will be provided for participants to practice some of the steps contained in the worksheet.
Session Objectives: 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.
Ron Bialek, MPP


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Organized by: APHA-Innovations Project

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)