Training: Three Elements of Retention: Administrative, Clinical, and Personal
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11/17/2016 to 11/18/2016

When: November 17-18
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Medford, Oregon  
United States

Phone: (206) 519-5056



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CHCs have reported on numerous occasions that retention is a critical area of need. We will examine retention from three lenses: administrative, clinical, and personal.


This two-day training will include sessions on mindfulness and workplace wellness strategies, clinical issues that can lead to burnout, restructuring clinic operations to support providers, and examining self-awareness as well as personal and leadership development. Participants will learn best practices in these areas and obtain tools to take back to their health center, with the ultimate aim to address their respective retention challenges.


Training Location

Medford, OR


Who Should Attend

  • Chief Executive Officers/Executive Directors
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Clinicians
  • Human Resources leadership and staff


About the Instructors

Allison Abayasekara, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

Allison is the Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved. In this capacity, she oversees ACU’s training curriculum and directs the Solutions, Training, and Assistance for Recruitment and Retention (STAR²) Center. Allison joined ACU in 2014 after working with community health centers for five years, first building a statewide workforce program at the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers and then serving as the program manager for the Primary Care Association and Health Center Controlled Network department at the National Association of Community Health Centers.


Lisa Hardmeyer Gray, Intrinsic Inc.

Lisa Hardmeyer Gray is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Lisa has been teaching MBSR and Mindfulness training since 2010. Her clients include: International Community Health Services, Washington Physicians Health Program, Veterans Administration, Puget Sound Health Care System, King County Healthy Incentive Program, Port of Seattle, and the UW Center for Family and Child Well-Being.


Claudia Finkelstein, University of Washington

Dr. Finkelstein is a practicing physician at the University of Washington where she started the Physician Wellness organization. She has lectured and presented on Mindfulness and Physician Burn-out across the country.


Kim Oveson, La Clinica

Kim Oveson is the Human Resources Manager at La Clinica.


Karen Sauer, MD, La Clinica

Karen Sauer is a family physician at La Clinica Wellness Center and serves as the organization’s medical officer for clinician development and support, responsible for recruitment and employment of La Clinica’s physicians, family nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.


Malcolm Butler, MD, Columbia Valley Community Health

Dr. Butler is a board certified family physician who has practiced in Wenatchee, WA since 1993, and has served as the Medical Director of Columbia Valley Community Health since 1995.



View the draft agenda

Agenda as of September 26, 2016


Training Fees

Standard training fee: $600

NWRPCA Member training fee: $500


Register 10 people or more for 10% group discount! Use promo code: 2016ThreeElementsGroup

$550 Standard fee

$450 Member fee


Registration Capacity: If you are unable to register due to registration capacity having been reached, please email to get on the waiting list.

The cancellation deadline is November 3, 2016.  Cancellations must be in writing (email is fine).  Tuition will be refunded less a $30 processing fee. Cancellations made after the deadline are not refundable (unless there is someone on the waiting list who can fill the spot).



Sadie Agurkis, Education and Training Manager at NWRPCA



Naveen Kanithi, Workforce Manager at NWRPCA



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