We know that COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on our Member organizations and the lives of us all, but especially those of our heroic health professionals throughout the system.
Unprecedented times such as these will require leadership – both today and into the future – as we heal from the stress this is placing on people, systems, and all our leaders.
We also know that all resources are quickly being redirected, reprioritized and will be scarce for the foreseeable future.
For many of you and your teams at the frontlines and bedside, the current reality is all about crisis management and it seems unfathomable to be thinking about learning and professional development – but we know there are many who are in isolation and many more who are seeking positive ways of redirecting their energy or who want constructive activities to help keep them healthy and well. We also know that learning can support people during times of crisis when it provides just-in-time knowledge or skills that are needed now.
CHA Learning remains committed to empowering health professionals with the knowledge and skills to lead through difficult times like these – and we’re committed to continuing to serve our members and all health professionals in any way we can.
For all these reasons, CHA Learning is making available, free of charge, two of our most popular Express courses that we know will be of great use to the health system now and in the future. Both courses can be completed quickly (less than 2 hours each) and, like all our other offerings, these courses can be completed any time of day, any day of the week, anywhere.
Crises and challenges, like those being brought now by the Covid-19 pandemic, require us to constantly adapt and change. Leading and engaging others through change has never been harder nor more critical. This course will enable anyone to influence change by recognizing the leadership styles, behaviours and engagement skills required by confident, effective leaders. The skills learners will gain can be used to influence others during any change, including pandemic preparedness and response.
As priorities shift and we reorient resources to manage this crisis, time is as precious a resource as any. In this course, staff will learn ways to do more with limited resources: use Lean concepts to manage time and workload; enhance their ability to delegate; prioritize to increase efficiency. They will learn how to focus on doing what matters most without compromising quality.
These courses will be free to all until April 30, 2020.
This is one way for us to show our gratitude to our members, their dedicated teams, and all health professionals across Canada and around the globe for keeping us safe. We will continue to look for other ways we can help and support our healthcare community in the coming weeks and months.
Thank you from the CHA Learning Team.