MHA Workforce Webinar to Discuss Diverse Workforce Solutions

Understanding the workforce’s values, preferences, triggers and character traits is essential to developing relationships that create a healthy organization. This may sound basic, but many organizations continue to miss the mark. In a 2022 study conducted by the MHA and Escalent, the feeling of not having a voice and lack of communication by leadership is a main reason workers left healthcare. Understanding fundamental needs and creating policies that meet these needs is critical to the chaotic climate that exists now.

Human resource professionals are encouraged to join the All Too Human: Thoughts on Workforce webinar from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 26, 2023 for the opportunity to share ways to meet the needs of a diverse workforce. Conversations will be led by Patrick Irwin, Henry Ford Health, Marla Stuck, Oaklawn Hospital, and Deloris Hunt, Michigan Medicine.

The webinar is free of charges thanks to sponsors Merritt Hawkins and B.E. Smith. Members are asked to register by Jan. 24

Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko  at the MHA.

Online Workforce Solutions Available

The MHA and the Michigan Health Council announced two offerings as means for strengthening the nursing workforce.

The Clinical Faculty Academy (CFA) is designed to expand the pool of nurses involved in educating the next generation of nurses and to increase nursing school enrollments. The CFA is a virtual training program preparing nurses for the role of clinical instructors. The interactive training materials are based on adult learning theory, have been piloted and critically reviewed, and are consistent with National League of Nursing clinical competencies. A nurse with a baccalaureate degree is eligible to complete the CFA to become a clinical instructor.

The Nurse Preceptor Academy (NPA) is a virtual training program for nurses and allied health professionals. The program teaches participants to acclimate new nurses, students and employees to the rigors of the hospital environment and validate competence, often resulting in reduced attrition. Nurses learn at their own pace.

The CFA and the NPA are complimentary, all-inclusive, turnkey programs. To learn more about these offerings, contact Ana Hornburg at the Michigan Health Council. Members with questions may contact Erin Steward at the MHA.