Map Your Learning Pathway

John Richards PresentationView a presentation about MCH Navigator innovations and how to use the new online self-assessmentIf you aren’t sure where to begin learning, or you’d like to use a structured approach that ties training to personal and organizational goals, start by assessing your knowledge of and skills in addressing the MCH Leadership Competencies.

The MCH Navigator Self-Assessment is an online tool that employs an automated 3-step process that can be used individually or as part of a group to:

  1. Identify your strengths and learning needs by asking you to rate your knowledge of and skills in the 12 MCH Leadership Competencies and to assess the current importance of each for your professional role.
  2. Match your learning needs to appropriate trainings based on your current knowledge and skill level.
  3. Receive a personalized learning plan that specifies your goals, specific training needs, learning opportunities that address your needs, potential mentors and resources for guidance, time frames, markers of success, and strategies to keep you motivated to learn more. Putting your goals, strategies, and time frame in writing will help you hold yourself accountable. The Learning Plan also can enrich the process of performance evaluation, demonstrating your commitment to building skills that help achieve organizational goals.

For more information, see the infographic below on how to use the self-assessment and examples of use for the MCH Navigator in general. You can also access additional self-assessments to learn more about your strengths and areas of needed growth.

Begin the MCH Navigator Self-Assessment by registering; return to your assessment at any time by logging in.


Register to take the online self-assessment. You can answer the questions in one sitting or over the course of time. You can also take the self-assessment multiple times and track your learning across your career.

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How to Use

How can I use the Self Assessment?

The new online self-assessment provides a personalized learning plan and tracks increases in knowledge and skills longitudinally. It is being adapted by state Title V/CYSHCN departments as well as schools of public health to document advances in professional development.

Its easy to begin learning ...

  1. Register or Log in: By registering, you can return to the assessment and your personalized learning plan at any time by logging in. Registration provides the project with critical information about who is using the tool.
  2. Choose 1 or 2 Options: Take the assessment in one siting or each competency individually. You can log back in to start where you left off. For each competency, you will be asked a series of questions to gauge the relevance of your knowledge/skills
  3. Get Your Personalized Learning Plan: You can save, print, or download your plan. The plan contains tips and questions on how to approach your learning; a chart that summarizes your strengths and areas of growth; online learning opportunities that are matched to your needs; and ways to keep motivated in learning. You can access your past results to see how you have grown professionally over time.

Additional Self-Assessment Tools

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.