Region X Recruitment & Retention Regional Webinars: Building a Culture of Retention
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Region X Recruitment & Retention Regional Webinars: Building a Culture of Retention

7/16/2019 to 9/17/2019

When: Tuesday, July 16 and September 17, 2019, 1-2 PM PST
1:00 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.


July 16, 2019: Building a Culture of Retention: How does the mission fit in?

We often hear the word “mission” come up in conversation while working with underserved communities. What does it really mean and how can it relate to retention? If we’re all mission-driven organizations, how do we stand apart from each other? In this webinar, we’ll examine how mission alignment affects your retention efforts, and how to ensure your interview process determines the ideal candidates based on your organizational mission.  We’ll also examine ways to connect your staff with your mission on an ongoing basis.


September 17, 2019: Building a Culture of Retention: What skills do managers need?

You’ve promoted or hired someone into a management position. Now what? Providing an opportunity for managers to gain skills needed to be effective leaders is a crucial step in the retention of your managers and the staff they supervise. Managers hold a key position in communication across the organization, and investing in their success will lead you to a culture where people want to stay. Join this webinar to learn ways to engage your managers by providing them the training and skills they need to be successful in their roles. 


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: How Does the Mission Fit In?” webinar on July 16, 2019

Building a Culture of Retention: What Skills Do Managers Need?” webinar on September 17, 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 CollaborativePlease note: to join the Learning Collaborative, you must also register for webinar series.

  • 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.


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


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