Region X Recruitment & Retention Learning Collaborative: Mission Engagement & Managers
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7/9/2019 to 11/19/2019

When: July 9 - November 19, 2019
1:30 PM
Where: Online
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Phone: 206-783-3004

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Join us for Recruitment & Retention Learning Collaborative: Mission Engagement & Managers


Participants may apply for the Learning Collaborative after registering for the required Recruitment & Retention Webinar Series(Learning Collaborative participants must register for the Webinar Series, and apply for the Learning Collaborative.)


This unique training is exclusively for Region X (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington) CHCs 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. 





The Learning Collaborative includes two Recruitment & Retention Webinars PLUS six collaborative web presentations, office hour discussion sessions, homework assignments and one in-person workshop at the 2019 NWRPCA/CHAMPS Fall Primary Care Conference.

  • Regional webinars: 7/16 and 9/17
  • Collaborative web presentations: 7/9, 8/6, 8/27, in-person workshop at 2019 Fall Primary Care Conference* (October 5-8 in Seattle, WA), 10/15, 11/4 and 11/19.  
  • Office hours/homework: 7/23, 8/13, 9/3, 9/24, 10/22, and 11/12.

* The conference workshop at the 2019 Fall Primary Care Conference is not mandatory, but encouraged.


This Learning Collaborative is designed for Human Resource staff and management/leadership. Recruitment & Retention Learning Collaborative: Building a Culture of Retention offers a variety of learning modalities and levels of engagement, including webinars, peer-to-peer discussion, application assignments, and personalized support from subject matter experts.


Participants will be encouraged to work through their own workforce plans throughout the Learning Collaborative. Participants will have the chance to highlight successes, work through ongoing challenges, and complete assignments with their teams that will help them try something new


Does this currently seem like too much commitment for the time you have available now? Then join us for a free two-webinar: Recruitment & Retention Series.




The Learning Collaborative runs from July- November 2019 and includes two (2) webinars, six (6) collaborative web presentations, one (1) in-person workshop, and four dates for office hours and homework. All Learning Collaborative sessions take place at 1:00-1:30 PM PST.


Collaborative web presentation on July 9, 2019 


Building a Culture of Retention: How Does the Mission Fit In?”  webinar on July 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM PST

Office hours and homework on July 23, 2019 

Collaborative web presentation on August 6, 2019 


Office hours and homework on August 13, 2019 


Collaborative web presentation on August 27, 2019 

Office hours and homework on September 3, 2019 

Building a Culture of Retention: What Skills Do Managers Need? webinar on September 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM PST


Office hours and homework on September 24, 2019 


In-person workshop in October 2019 (date/time TBD) at the NWRPCA/CHAMPS Fall Primary Care Conference in Seattle, WA (not mandatory)


Collaborative web presentation on October 15, 2019


Office hours and homework on October 22, 2019


Collaborative web presentation on November 4, 2019 


Office hours and homework on November 12, 2019 


Collaborative web presentation on November 19, 2019 




Frequently Asked Questions


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. 




Online and in-person in Seattle, WA at the 2019 NWRPCA/CHAMPS Fall Primary Care Conference.


Training Fees


Standard Rate for Learning Collaborative: Includes webinars (separate registration required), collaborative web presentations, and office hours/homework): FREE


To apply for this Learning Collaborative, please fill out the following application form:

This application process is designed to help us get to know you and find points of connection between you and other applicants. We'd like to create a cohesive cohort that has similarities, differences, and will provide a lot of opportunity for learning.


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