“Grow Your Own” Video Documentary

Click here to see how Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, a rural hospital in far northern California, met its workforce needs by investing in existing employees. The video is also available on YouTube, reference Mercy Mt. Shasta.

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HWI Innovations in Health Occupations Education Conference

The Innovations in Health Occupations Education Conference was a great success in sharing teaching methodologies using technology and hands-on training for student engagement and increase learning outcomes. The over 140 attendees were grateful for the opportunity to explore tools to change their delivery to the millennial student population, but also maintain a traditional approach to teaching.  The conference was held on January 12, 2017 at the DoubleTree Ontario Airport.

Keynote Presentation: Teaching: What We Know Works (so far)

Breakout Session: Mindful Teaching and Learning

Catherine Haras, Director, Center for Effective Teaching and Learning, California State University, Los Angeles

Your conference was fantastic! I especially enjoyed the…

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Hot off the presses

Attached please find the California Community Colleges Guidebook to developing a successful Faculty Externship Program. This user-friendly guide provides a general framework with sample templates for the design of a Faculty Externship Program including logistical considerations, recruiting and management of participants (HWI - Inland Empire 1070 project, with assistance from the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership 2014). 

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Hi-Touch Healthcare: The Critical Six Soft Skills  

Soft skills are central to patient-centered care regardless of an employee’s position within healthcare. The California Hospital Association, the Health Workforce Initiative (HWI) Statewide Industry Advisory Committee, the Statewide Sector Navigator, and the Regional Deputy Sector Navigators (DSN’s) have recognized this need and subsequently requested that there be increased attention to the area of soft skills training.  

In response to this need, the Statewide Sector Navigator wrote and was awarded an Industry-Driven Regional Collaborative (IDRC) – Acute Need for Embedded Soft Skills grant from the California Community Chancellor’s Office, in part to develop soft skills training programs for incumbent healthcare workers. Read an article from the CA Forward…

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