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The True Meaning of Succession Planning. Year Developed: 2013. Source: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Presenter(s): Michael Warren, MD, MPH; Linda McElwain, RN; Patricia Tilley, MS, MA. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes. Slides

Annotation: This webinar is structured around the premise that succession planning is not just about identifying and grooming the next generation of leaders. Rather, it is an on-going part of workforce development efforts designed to sustain an organization or agency’s capacity. During the webinar, Michael Warren, provides an overview of the concept of succession planning and shares efforts related to workforce development in his state of Tennessee. MCH leaders, Linda McElwain (WY), and Patricia Tilley (NH) share their experiences and resources related to building a competent workforce by developing skills, knowledge and leadership among their staff.

Learning Objectives: • Define professional development. • Learn the challenges of succession planning. • Understand the skills, competencies and models of success in succession planning.

Maternal and Child Health Course Bundle: Management. Year Developed: 2012. Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham Maternal and Child Health Leadership and Policy Education Program and the South Central Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: 420 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: Good management skills are important in any profession and maternal and child health is certainly no exception. In fact, in a recent survey almost 50 percent of state Maternal and Child Health and Children with Special Health Care Needs program directors identified management skill development as a top three training need for their staff members. The current climate of budget reductions and staffing changes highlights the need for strong management skills that can keep MCH programs running efficiently and motivate workers to perform at their highest levels.

Special Instructions: To access the course bundle, click on the link and scroll down to the “Management” section on the landing page. Click the “Here” buttons for more information or to enroll in the courses. Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on “Certificate Programs,” click on “View all Available Certificates,” and select “Maternal and Child Health Course Bundle: Management.”

Time Management: Your Time, Your Priorities Your Choice. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Jolene Shouman. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 90 minutes. Link to all online trainings.

Annotation: This self-paced online module aims to increase personal awareness of time management practice and present tools and techniques to enhance the ability to minimize stress. The course includes managing external and internal “time thieves” as well as examples of how to address necessary tasks and concerns. Tools to help alleviate challenges in task prioritization conclude the presentation. A workbook to complete module activities and help create a daily work inventory is included.

Learning Objectives: • Identify their current time management strengths and opportunities for development. • Recognize tasks over which they do and don't have control. • Set priorities for managing their schedules and time. • Apply time management principles, tips and tools in their daily roles. • Commit to actions that will improve time management practices and minimize time-related stressors.

Special Instructions: Registration to the University of Minnesota School of Public Health is required. For new users Click Here to register. Scroll down to "Time Management: Your Time, Your Priorities Your Choice". (https://cpheo1.sph.umn.edu/login/?desturl=https%3A%2F%2Fcpheo1%2Esph%2Eumn%2Eedu%2FMCLPH%2FIntroEpi%2Easp)

Public Health Financial Management. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): W. Jack Duncan, PhD. Type: Video Course. Level: Advanced Intermediate Introductory. Length: 420 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This course is divided into four video modules, and includes PowerPoint slides to use with each lecture and talk. Module 1 provides an overview of finance, discussing sources of revenues, defines important financial terms, and talks about the budget process. In session 2, Dr. Duncan interviews Jerry W. Stephens PhD about financial and managerial accounting, as well as financial statements. The two presenters also discuss cost behavior, including fixed and variable costs. Segment 3 includes an interview with Stuart Capper, DrPH who defines and elaborates on capital budgeting specifically in public health settings compared to the private sector. They also discuss a case study in capital budgeting and how money changes over time. Module 4 concludes with an interview with Michael E. Fleenor, MD, MPH who discusses integrating strategic thinking and financial planning and his experiences with this type of planning process. A quiz is available after completion of the course.

Learning Objectives: Module I - Financial Management for Public Health Managers: • Discuss the sources of revenues for state and local public health agencies. • Discuss the reasons why budgets and budgeting is an important part of financial management in public health organizations. • Discuss the nature of matching funds, in-kind funds, and indirect allocations. • Discuss the difference between cash and accrual basis accounting. • Describe how unexpected factors can influence the budgeting process. • Define three different types of budgets Module II - Essential Concepts of Financial and Managerial Accounting: • Describe how management accounting is used in private and public organizations. • Explain difference between balance sheets and income statements. • Discuss the difference between fixed and variable cost. • Discuss the general cost categories found in most organizations. • Explain what is meant by responsibility accounting. • Describe what is meant by break-even analysis and how this tool can be used for managerial decision making in public health organizations. Module III - Essential Concepts of Financial and Managerial Accounting P2: • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of capital assets. • Explain why public health organizations do not usually have capital budgets in the same sense as private sector firms. • Discuss what is meant by “funding depreciation” on capital assets and the associated challenges for public health organizations relative to maintaining capital assets. • Discuss the primary bases upon which capital decisions are made in most public health organizations. • Explain what is meant by the time value of money. • Describe briefly some methods by which capital asset acquisition may be evaluated. Module IV - Financial Management for Public Health Managers: • Discuss how strategic plans are related to the budgets of public health organizations. • Understand the complex challenge that public health managers face in ensuring financial plans are consistent with and contribute to the strategic plan. • Discuss some of the unique challenged faced by public health managers in attempting to effectively manage their unit’s financial resources. • Differentiate among strategic, business or operational, and budgetary plans.

Special Instructions: Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on “Course Offerings” and search for “Public Health Financial Management.”

Continuing Education: A completion certificate will be awarded if you receive 70% or higher on the course quiz.

Leadership, Strategic Planning and Systems Approaches. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Peter M. Ginter, PhD. Type: Video Course. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 600 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This course is organized into seven modules around focused strategic planning. Module 1 includes video overviews of descriptions and steps involved in focused strategic thinking (FST), planning, management, and perspectives. The instructor notes that change is inevitable and necessary to further an organization, brainstorming is crucial to develop new ideas, and focus is crucial throughout the entire process. Module 2 discusses leadership and its relation to FST using a lecture by Dr. Jack Duncan on “The Mystical Reality of Leadership”, and includes an interview with Fay Boozman and Donald E Williamson. Session 3 concentrates on the specific process of strategic planning. In section 4, the instructor focuses on what the organization should and can do, the external factors and internal resources and the existing competencies of an organization to accomplish their goals. Module 5 discusses setting the organization’s mission, visions and values in order to form direction towards success. Module 6 focuses on developing strategies to set goals, while part 7 helps the learner brainstorm activities in order to achieve that goal. Handouts of the modules are available for use as well as a quiz.

Learning Objectives: • Have an awareness of the strategic development process. • Be able to define internal and external analysis. • Be able to differentiate between strategic and long-range planning. • Understand what SWOTS are and how to use them in planning. • Have an understanding of the role of strategic management. • Be able to differentiate between mission statements and vision statements.

Special Instructions: Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on “Course Offerings” and search for “Leadership, Strategic Planning and Systems Approaches.”

Continuing Education: A completion certificate will be awarded if you receive 70% or higher on the course quiz.

Introduction to Management in Public Health. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Jim Begun, PhD. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes. Link to all online trainings.

Annotation: This online self-paced module focuses on the competencies and eight roles of effective managers in public health organizations. To understand personal management roles, the learner begins by completing a self-assessment on their values, skills and management style. Several tools and concepts from management theory and practice are presented, including the 360-degree feedback tool, Abilene Paradox, devil’s advocate strategy, and balanced scorecard technique. The presentation continues by describing SWOT analysis, different motivational and resistant styles, job enrichment, and dialogue techniques within specific management roles. In addition, current public health managers describe their experiences. The module requires a pre and posttest to receive credit.

Learning Objectives: • Articulate the wide range of roles and competencies of effective managers in public health. • Describe and defend a framework of eight roles for effective management practice.

Special Instructions: Registration to the University of Minnesota Centers for Public Health Education & Outreach is required. Click on “Register and take this online training.” A form and a pre-quiz need to be submitted before the presentation will load.

Continuing Education: 1 Continuing Education Hour (CEH) is available.

Conflict Management: Lessons from the Field . Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Kathy Vincent, LCSW; Michele Jones; Josh Klapow. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: Conflict is a normal part of our everyday life both at home and in the workplace. Mismanaged conflict has both direct and indirect costs as it decreases productivity, increases problems with morale and increases liability. Conflict management is a constructive way of approaching this natural phenomenon so that the result is a positive outcome. In this broadcast a real-life approach to conflict management was provided as specific scenarios, sent in by viewers, were addressed to a panel of Human Resources experts. The panel discussed each submission as a case study. Viewers were also invited to join the discussion during the broadcast by calling to talk with our experts. All emails and calls were handled anonymously so that, together, the panel and the viewers were able to discuss successful conflict management strategies.

Learning Objectives: • Define conflict and conflict management. • Describe how to structure a conflict management process. • Understand the importance of successful conflict management in the workforce environment. • Feel more confident about approaching conflicts.

Special Instructions: To access this course, you first need to create an account.

Continuing Education: Certificate of Attendance

Community Partnerships and Perspectives (Intermediate Level). Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Linda Usdin, PhD; Anne Witmer, MPH; Theodore Quant. Type: Online Course Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: 225 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This course emphasizes community partnership as a major educational approach to addressing health problems. It focuses on elements of community partnering including diversity and other challenges, and identifies the necessary responsibilities public health practitioners have in stakeholder recruitment and agenda setting. Components of successful leadership in collaborations and the role of creating shared community visions are also discussed. The presentation concludes by explaining the action planning process, including needs assessment strategies.

Learning Objectives: • Explain how to create a work environment that reflects sensitivity to the ongoing issues of cultural diversity and power imbalances. • Identify the special challenges inherent to collaborative endeavors. • Name the changes necessary for successful leadership in collaborations. • Develop a framework for stakeholder identification and recruitment for a community intervention. • Outline the process for creating a shared community vision among stakeholders. • Explain the action planning process including assets and needs assessment strategies; strategies for translating data to usable information; and community health issue prioritization.

Special Instructions: Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on "Course Offerings" and search for "Community Partnerships and Perspectives-Intermediate Level". [Note: videos may not be compatible with Macs]

Continuing Education: A completion certificate will be awarded to those who score 70% or higher on the course quiz.

Community Partnerships and Perspectives (Basic Level). Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Linda Usdin, PhD. Type: Online Course Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 30 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This module introduces and provides an introduction to the “Community Partnerships and Perspectives” series, focusing on concepts and skills necessary for working with communities to improve public health. Participants learn about the differing perspectives of the definition of “community,” and methods available to analyze community dynamics. Course exercises and a workbook are available.

Learning Objectives: • Discuss current factors and trends influencing health and public health practice. • Define community from the perspective of insiders and outsiders. • Understand ways of analyzing community dynamics. • Discuss innovating means of approaching public health practitioners.

Special Instructions: Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on "Course Offerings" and search for "Community Partnerships and Perspectives-Basic Level". [Note: videos may not be compatible with Macs]

Continuing Education: A completion certificate will be awarded to those who score 70% or higher on the course quiz.

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