Recruitment & Retention Webinar Series: Building a Culture of Retention
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2/19/2019 to 6/25/2019

When: Tuesday, February 19 and May 7, 2019, 1-2 PM PST
Where: Online
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Phone: 206-783-3004

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Join us in 2019 for Recruitment & Retention Webinar Series: Building a Culture of Retention. This unique training for is presented in partnership with Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) STAR² Center, and regional support from the Alaska Primary Care Association, the Idaho Primary Care Association, the Oregon Primary Care Association, and the Washington Association for Community Health.




This webinar series is designed for Human Resource staff and management/leadership. Topics cover a range of issues including recruitment, data, compensation strategies, building a culture of retention, analysis, workforce challenges and successes, and benefits.


Attention Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (Region X) CHCs!
Attendees who registered for this webinar series and would like to expand your level of engagement may join the Recruitment & Retention Learning Collaborative. (Learning Collaborative participants must register twice: for the Webinar Series, and the Learning Collaborative.)




Webinars each starting at 1:00 PM PST)
Building a Culture of Retention: What is the Role of Data?” webinar on February 19, 2019

Building a Culture of Retention: How Do I Build a Great Compensation Package?” webinar on May 7, 2019


Please refer to the Recruitment & Retention Learning Collaborative page for specific schedule information. 


Learning Collaborative Option


If you are a Region X CHC (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington), we invite you to attend the Recruitment & Retention Learning Collaborative. Please note: to join the Learning Collaborative, you must also register for webinar series.

  • Regional webinars: 02/19 and 05/07
  • Collaborative web presentations: 02/26, 03/19, 04/09, 05/14, in-person workshop at 2019 NWRPCA Spring Summit* (May 19-21 in Anchorage, AK), 06/04, and 06/25  
  • Office hours/homework: 03/05, 03/26, 04/16, and 06/11

* The conference workshop at the 2019 NWRPCA Spring Summit is not mandatory, but encouraged. The NWRPCA Spring Summit will also include one (1) conference workshop open to event registrants and will feature guest faculty from Community Health Center, Inc. Pre-recorded homework will be emailed out.


What is a Learning Collaborative?
A learning collaborative is a training experience designed for a set group of participants to engage in active learning on a particular subject, with targeted outcomes that often involve process improvement in the particular subject area.


How is a Learning Collaborative different than a webinar series?
In a learning collaborative, a group of people (often called a cohort), engage in training, peer sharing, and homework assignments on a particular subject. While these sessions are often web-based, similar to webinars, there are also homework assignments and opportunities to interact with peers through an online discussion board.


Is a Learning Collaborative for me?
If you’d like to change or improve current processes and are willing to make a bit of extra effort to do so, then yes! Every effort is made to utilize the session time efficiently, and homework assignments are designed work on a process or system that can be implemented at your health center.


Is attendance mandatory at all sessions? What about the homework?
While not mandatory, your attendance in the sessions will further your knowledge of the subject matter. By attending the web sessions, office hours and engaging on the discussion board, you’ll learn not only from the faculty, but from your fellow cohort members as well. The relationships you’ll build with colleagues during the learning collaborative can benefit you even after it ends. Simply put, the more you put into the learning collaborative, the more you’ll get out of it.


Additionally, the homework assigned to the cohort is not just for busy work; it designed to assist you with a process or strategy that you can put in place at your health center. Completing the homework will actually assist you with those process or developing strategies at your health center – it is a “win-win”!


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Allison AbayasekaraAllison Abayasekara

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved STAR2 Center
llison joined ACU in 2014 and directs all of ACU’s programs, trainings, and education curricula. In her role as Vice-President for Training and Programs, Allison serves as the director of the STAR² Center, a federally funded National Cooperative Agreement with the Bureau of Primary Health Care. Allison is a national expert in clinical workforce design and strategy, and has worked to improve access to care for underserved populations for almost a decade.


 Suzanne Speer

Suzanne Speer
Association of Clinicians for the Underserved STAR² Center
Suzanne joined ACU 2017 and serves as Director of Workforce Development. In this role, her main focus is the development of training and materials for ACU’s National Cooperative Agreement, the STAR² Center. Prior to joining ACU, Suzanne spent over four years as the Clinical Recruitment Specialist at the Virginia Community Healthcare Association. During her tenure there, she assisted health centers with their provider recruitment needs, as well as provided technical assistance on matters regarding the National Health Service Corps and Health Professional Service Area scores. She has worked extensively with state and national partners on workforce issues facing health centers across the nation. 







Training Fees


Standard Rate: FREE


Registration is open for the May 7th webinar.


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