You've hired a new staff member who doesn't have experience in maternal and child health. You work together to identify video lectures and self-guided modules from the MCH 101 section of the MCH Navigator. The new staff member can complete these "assignments" during the first four months of the job.
You can have all new hires take the online self-assessment, either for all competencies (60 minutes to complete) or for those competencies most necessary for their job position (each competency takes approximately 5 minutes to complete). New staff can save a personalized learning plan that can be used to map out their learning goals and online resources to help them achieve these goals. Staff can return to the self-assessment at any point (perhaps at the end of their first year) to guage increases in their learning and new skills acquired.
You can direct new employees to participate in one of the MCH Navigator's Microlearning projects. The 5-Minute MCH program is available in 12 discrete modules that each address an MCH Leadership Competency with an introduction, 5 learning opportunties, 5 implementation strategies, and a summary discussion with an expert in the field. This approach is particularly effective in fast-paced settings where there is little time to set aside for lengthy professional development. Additional Microlearning activities will be introduced in January 2017.
Your management team can identify a set of learning resources pulled from the MCH Navigator's Learning Bundles or Quick-Finds and Search page that they will recommend to all new hires as part of their orientation.