Fruits of Our Labor… Leadership Training In the Era by xiw67167


									    “Fruits of Our Labor…
Leadership Training In the Era of
MCH Leadership Competencies
         Version 2.0”
   MCH Leadership Competencies
       Workgroup: Update
           Gwendolyn J. Adam, PhD, LCSW
      Baylor College of Medicine – LEAH Program
       Leadership and Watermelon…
          Packaging is Everything
• Characteristics of Watermelon – relatively large,
  difficult to package, each is a little different
• Japanese grocers – no room to waste, most – no ideas
  – “they grow big and round”
• Japanese farmers – “If stores need a square
  watermelon – how can we provide one?”
• Soon the farmers invented the square watermelon –
  easier to package, sell and kept buyers happy
          Leadership and Watermelon…
             Packaging is Everything
• Solution - farmers asked how it could be done
• Just place in square box when growing and watermelon will
  take on the shape of the box…
  MCH Leadership Competencies:
 Recent History – “Farmers at Work”
• April 2004: “Future of MCH Leadership Training” –
  Seattle, WA - representatives from MCH training programs
  – first draft
• October 2004 – MCH All Grantee Meeting – refinement
• Early 2005 – MCH Competencies Work Group –
  representatives from MCH Training Programs, AMCHP,
  and CityMatCH, - formed to refine further - draft 2/2006
• Final refinement – MCH Competencies Work Group
  meeting – Washington, DC 1/2007
• Release of MCH Competencies Version 2.0 – AMCHP
  Annual Meeting – 3/2007
   Packaging is Everything: Version 2.0 -
A box for growing, evaluating, and promoting
          MCH leadership training
Work Group Plans: Promoting the Box
          – Version 2.0
• At 1/2007 final meeting prior to release - Work group
  members identified key constituent groups /
  organizations in which to market Version 2.0
• Took responsibility to bring to respective constituent
  groups / spheres of influence
   – AMCHP, City MatCH, MCH Training Programs,
     Professional Organizations, Title V Directors / Community
• Identified evaluation / validation of the competencies
  as key next step
Leadership Development – Version 2.0 Style:
          Using the Competencies
• MCH Training Programs:
   – Setting Training Objectives
   – Course / Training development
   – Leadership Portfolios
• MCH Professionals:
   – Orientation
   – Developing CE Plans
   – Job Descriptions
• HRSA: Evaluating Leadership and Quality Training
Using the Competencies – Leadership in Action:

 • The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
   (AMCHP) - workforce development committee assessing
   workforce needs based on the competencies & “MCH
   Adolescent Health Leadership Development Initiative”
 • CityMatCH begins Year 2 of CityLeaders, a six month
   training program, in September 2008.
   – provides leadership training to emerging and mid-level leaders in
     urban maternal and child health
   – mentoring, coaching, and intergenerational transfer of knowledge
     from senior urban MCH leaders
Using the Competencies – Leadership in Action
• The Center for Educational Outcomes - Virginia Reed,
  George Jesien, Crystal Pariseau, Mark Law and Laura
  Kavanagh - developing a validation tool to field for the
  MCH Leadership competencies
   – web-based modified Delphi technique to query MCH leaders on
     how they rank the competencies
• The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
  developed an online course targeted for MCH Leaders,
  Maternal and Child Health Leadership Skills Development
Using the Competencies – Leadership in Action
• Baylor College of Medicine – LEAH – Wendy Adam &
  Cassie Lauver, MCHB, developed the “Pacific MCH
  Leadership Competencies Project”
   – Developed via multiple TA sessions in the Pacific / Title V
     training sponsored by MCHB Division of State and
     Community Health
   – Involves 6-11 MCH related representatives from all six
     jurisdictions, including all MCH Directors
   – Introduction of, cultural applicability assessment, and
     integration of competencies in Pacific Basin
   – Monthly electronic postings on each competency with
     directed questions / consistent dialogue
     MCH Leadership Competencies:
         Access and Updates

•    Site contains:
    – MCH Leadership Competencies
    – Educational experiences for each competency
    – Suggested readings
    – Highlights of related activities
    – Bulletin boards to post your feedback
 Strategies for Creating a Culture of MCH
       Leadership Using Version 2.0
• Make decision to cultivate a culture of MCH
  leadership – purposeful
• Develop ideas for leadership training –
  organizational assessment for CE - creativity
  and consistency are crucial
• Set goal to promote group consciousness of
  leadership in action – recognizing & naming
  leadership competencies as they occur – in self
  and others (out loud)
 Strategies for Creating a Culture of MCH
       Leadership Using Version 2.0

• Focus on bringing the "just doing my job" into
  the leadership framework – every day
• Define MCH leadership development as a
  process that requires focus, nurturance and
  continual renewal
• Develop the process through shared activities,
  consistent staff discussions, and modified
  protocols that emphasize / support leadership
  – job descriptions, orientation protocols, self
    assessments, evaluations
MCH Training Programs:
 Changing the Field…
One Leader at a Time…
       Programs Represented on the
    Leadership Competencies Workgroup
•   MCHB              • MCH Training
•   AMCHP               Programs
•   CityMatCH           – LEAH
                        – LEND
•   AUCD
                        – PPC
•   MCH Training        – Nutrition
    Resource Center     – Distance Learning
                        – Pediatric Pulmonary
                        – Schools of Public Health

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