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Ethics and Professionalism Moral Distress Series Part II: The Role of Courage and Culture. Year Developed: 2017. Source: Department of Veterans Affairs, Employee Education System and National Center for Ethics in Health Care. Presenter(s): Lisa Lehmann. Type: Webinar. Level: Advanced. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: The purpose of this knowledge-based recorded webinar, The Role of Courage and Culture, is to describe how trouble speaking up can lead to moral distress and present two potential methods to alleviate this issue: cultivating moral courage and improving organizational culture. Dr. Lisa S. Lehmann will explain why health care providers often had trouble in voicing moral and ethical concerns and how this can lead to moral distress. She will describe research which shows that cultivating moral courage can encourage employees to speak up about professionalism and patient safety concerns. She will also describe how efforts to improve organizational culture can foster ethical leadership, psychological safety and greater interprofessional teamwork, which in turn can reduce moral distress. This training will expand upon the work presented in the first session of this series, giving employees and leaders across VA concrete tools to address moral distress in their local settings. There is a post-test and evaluation after completing the course.

Learning Objectives: • Define moral distress. • Identify the relationship between moral courage and speaking up. • Describe the role of moral courage in reducing moral distress.

Special Instructions: Registration required to access this course.

Continuing Education: See course listing for CE details.

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills: What is Strategic Planning and How Do I Prepare?. Year Developed: 2014. Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: 26 minutes.

Annotation: This course provides local health departments (LHDs) with guidance around preparing for, and implementing an agency strategic planning process. Separated into two modules, this course offers detailed guidance around the steps in a strategic planning process, practical LHD examples, a description of the Public Health Accreditation Board's strategic planning requirements, and a variety of resources.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the characteristics of a strategic plan. • Describe the components of a strategic planning process. • Conduct a readiness assessment to determine if an organization is ready to conduct a strategic planning process. • Identify people, experiences, information, and assets that can be used in a strategic planning process. • Identify who should be involved in a strategic planning process. • Access resources that will support a strategic planning process.

A Public Health with Impact: The Path to What Works. Year Developed: 2014 est.. Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials. Presenter(s): Brandie Adams-Piphus, MPH. Type: Podcast. Level: Introductory. Length: 12 minutes.

Annotation: Brandie Adams-Piphus, MPH, NACCHO Senior Program Analyst, describes the role of the health department in advancing evidence-based public health and helpful resources. This podcast increases local health officials' awareness of their role in using evidence-based public health practice to prevent chronic disease and keep people healthier. yyy

Learning Objectives: • Define evidence-based public health and the role of the LHO in evidence-based public health. • Describe how NACCHO’s Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making and Planning can help you carry out your role in evidence-based public health. • Utilize tools and resources that can help you put NACCHO’s Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making and Planning into practice.

Leadership: Giving and Receiving Feedback. Year Developed: 2013. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center. Presenter(s): Robert Wm. Blum, MD, PhD, MPH. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 40 minutes.

Annotation: In this multi-section video presentation, Dr. Blum discusses the critical importance of and challenges inherent in giving and receiving feedback, whether one is in a supervisory, employee, or peer communication situation. Strategies for effective interactions of this nature are provided.

Maternal and Child Health Course Bundle: Leadership. 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: Introductory. Length: Self-paced. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: Leadership development is an important topic in any profession and maternal and child health is no exception. In fact, in a recent survey nearly 60 percent of state Maternal and Child Health and Children with Special Health Care Needs program directors identified leadership skill development as a top three training need for their staff members. Given the aging work force and the potential for significant numbers of retirements over the next few years, thoughtful preparation of junior level staff to assure they are ready to assume leadership roles in the future is critical to the continued success of Title V programs. This bundle consists of 12 courses covering community partnerships, succession planning, diversity leadership, advocacy, strategic planning and systems approaches, collaboration, and advanced leadership and practice.

Special Instructions: To access the course bundle, click on the link and scroll down to the “Leadership” 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: Leadership.”

Continuing Education: Continuing education credits for nurses and social workers are available for some courses

Foundations of Critical Thinking. Year Developed: 2012. Source: CityMatCH. Presenter(s): Enoch Hale, PhD. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate. Length: 35 minutes.

Annotation: Dr. Hale begins this webinar by discussing what critical thinking is, its importance and how it can be applied to professionals’ everyday work. The presentation focuses on the principles of critical thinking and the underlying preferences and beliefs we have that influence our thoughts and actions. He provides various definitions and a model for fostering a critical mind called SEEI: stating words, elaborating statements, exemplifying concepts, and illustrating an idea. The importance of creating a language of thinking is also addressed, as well as clarifying purpose, identifying assumptions, and formulating questions.

Learning Objectives: •Define critical thinking. •Describe why critical thinking is important. •Learn strategies to improve critical thinking.

Changing World of Work: Are You Changing Too?. Year Developed: 2012. Source: Alabama Public Health Training Network, Alabama Department of Public Health. Presenter(s): Marty Martin, PsyD, MPH. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 90 minutes. Slides

Annotation: This video combines an interview format with a presentation. A handout of the presentation slides is available for download. The presenter describes the ways in which workplaces are changing in general, in health care, and in public health. He emphasizes the need for employees to anticipate and prepare for the effects of these changes on career trajectories. He recommends ways that employees can position themselves to remain valuable to their organizations and effective in new contexts, by identifying aspects they can control, taking action, and leveraging their unique gifts and talents. He discusses the need to develop a “career insurance plan,” being strategic about acquiring new skills and creating opportunities for career security and advancement. Dr. Martin puts all of these issues in the context of the public health workplace, describing new career opportunities related to the Affordable Care Act and regionalization, other scenarios that could affect the careers of public health professionals in the near future, and use of the core public health functions to frame career plans. Finally, he talks about maintaining commitment and energy by cultivating a positive perspective and creating happiness.

Learning Objectives: • Identify the trends in the changing world of work. • Leverage your unique gifts and talents to seize the opportunities of the changing world of work and mitigate the risks. • Position your career to make a difference in the lives of your organization and others.

Special Instructions: To access the video, scroll down on the landing page to the “View Program” gray box and choose a player to open the presentation. [Note: Need Real Player or Windows Media Player to watch].

Systems Thinking for Maternal and Child Health: Application in Practice. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Alabama Public Health Training Network. Presenter(s): Donna Petersen MHS, ScD. Type: Conference Archive. Level: Introductory Intermediate Advanced. Length: 90 minutes.

Annotation: In this 90-minute webinar, Donna Petersen demonstrates how to apply systems thinking to maternal and child health and analyzes the advantages of using this method to solve current and future challenges in public health. Systems thinking is first defined in a maternal and child health context as well as a life course approach. Dr. Petersen discusses how systems thinking evolved through the care of children with special health care needs. She also compares and contrasts the benefits of using a systems approach as well as the potential negative consequences of not using this type of approach.

Learning Objectives: • Define “systems thinking” in a Maternal and Child Health context. • Discuss current Maternal and Child Health/public health opportunities challenges that call for a systems approach (give concrete examples). • Describe the application of systems thinking in Maternal and Child Health practice. • Compare and contrast the benefits using a systems approach and potential negative consequences of not using a systems approach.

Special Instructions: To access the video, scroll down on the page to the “Choose Player” section and choose a player to open the presentation. [Note: You will need Real Player or Windows Media Player to watch; choose the format you want, and the video will download and play from your computer].

Continuing Education: Nurses 1 hour, Social Workers 1 hour

Peer Coaching. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Maternal & Child Health Public Health Leadership Institute. Presenter(s): Claudia Fernandez, PhD. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 15 minutes.

Annotation: This 15-minute slide presentation begins with a brief description of leadership versus management and discusses the merits and benefits of peer coaching as well as strategies for integrating peer coaching within an organization. Dr. Fernandez talks at length about the use of reflective questions in peer coaching and how to use questions to help peers process what they already know, generate potential strategies for the problem, contemplate possible outcomes and decide on a solution themselves – a solution they can “own”. There are directions for an example exercise within the presentation.

Special Instructions: To access this learning opportunity, scroll down on the landing page to “Peer Coaching” leadership module and click on “View Module Presentation.” No audio. Requires Flash in your web browser.

Eight Steps to Building and Sustaining Effective Coalitions. Year Developed: 2010. Source: South Central Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): Frances Dunn Butterfoss, PhD, MSEd. Type: Video Webinar. Level: Introductory. Length: 90 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This video provides an overview of coalitions, including how and when to use them. The presenter provides eight steps for building effective coalitions that promote health, a healthy environment, and disease prevention: 1) Clarify vision and mission, 2) Create ownership of coalition, 3) Solidify coalition infrastructure and process, 4) Recruit and retain and active, diverse membership, 5) Develop transformational leaders, 6) Market your coalition, 7) Focus on action, and 8) Evaluate your coalition. Characteristics of and barriers to successful coalitions are discussed, followed by examples of actual community coalitions, such as Virginians for a Healthy Future. **NOTE: This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast. Contact hours (2).

Learning Objectives: • Describe three characteristics of effective coalitions. • Recount three successes and three barriers to coalition effectiveness and their resolutions. • Identify eight essential steps for building and sustaining effective coalitions. • Learn valuable lessons from actual community coalitions.

Special Instructions: Logging in to the Alabama Department of Public Health portal is required.

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