Basics Program


The Alliance's Basics Curriculum:
Skills & Strategies for Success in Continuing Education in the Health Professions
A Competency-Based Multi-Media Learning Opportunity

The Alliance's Basics Curriculum offers newcomers to the field of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (CEHP) a unique opportunity to engage in multiple learning formats aimed at helping newcomers develop abilities related to critical Competencies. Check out the various opportunities below to create your own personal beginners curriculum for the year!


Register for all three archived webinars at a discount, or individually to tailor to your needs!

Note: Your registration also includes access to 3 viewings of the archived session. These archived sessions are available for two years from the date of the live session. 

Connecting Your CE Practice to External Requirements
ARCHIVED - Tuesday, March 6, 2012 2:00-3:30pm EST

In this webinar, we will connect the practice of a CE provider to accreditation requirements of the ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC, with representatives from each organization. In addition, we will explore resources in each accreditor’s website so that participants will recognize how to find and use information to help answer future questions. 

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Collaboration & Professionalism in CE in the Health Professions
ARCHIVED - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 2:00-3:00pm EST

In this webinar, we will discuss topics that are critical to success but often not discussed in programs for newcomers. Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders is part of almost every CE provider’s daily work so strategies to support these relationships are key. Although collaborations can be very beneficial, they can also raise questions about standards of practice. Faculty will share examples of practices that have supported collaboration and ideas for handling challenging professional situations. 

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How to be a CE Champion
ARCHIVED - Tuesday, April 3, 2012 2:00-3:00pm EST

In this webinar, we will help newcomers identify overt and “hidden” examples of the value of their CE Program that they might see during daily activities. We will also offer strategies for sharing these examples with others, including CE program’s managers and directors. 

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The Alliance launched three new courses in 2012 designed for new educators in the health professions as well as experienced CE planners who may not have backgrounds in educational design, assessment, or adult learning principle. Each 2-hour module covers concepts applicable to Continuing Education in the Health Professions with cases related to the health care team. Learn more about each course!

Applying Adult Learning Principles in CPD 
Members: $49
Non Members: $99

This module explores adult learning principles to help you in your role of supporting healthcare professionals' learning and change - including healthcare professionals of all kinds – from nurses and physicians assistants, to physicians and pharmacists. You will have the opportunity to study key concepts in Adult Learning and theories of learning and change (including Reflection, Experience, and Learning Styles). You will also explore current and future directions of CEHP. 

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Crafting Objectives for Learning and Change
Members: $49
Non Members: $99 

This module focuses on the integration of concepts and the importance of linking your objectives to the gaps and needs of your learners, the right learning experience, and your assessment methods.  We will review how to connect these key principles in educational design - all integral in your effort to design CE for learning and change

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Core Principles in Assessment and Evaluation 
Members: $49
Non Members: $99

“Start with the end in mind!” You’ll be learning about measuring the “performance” of both your CE activities and your overall CE program. They are linked. The performance of your CE program is based on the performance of your CE activities. This module will take you through the process of making decisions about the expected results of your CE activities and how to select the most appropriate assessment strategies. You’ll tackle the challenges and frameworks for assessing changes in knowledge, competence and performance in your learners, and measure the overall success of your CE program.

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The Annual Conference features a Basics pre-con each year!

Basics Seminar and Follow Up session took place at the Alliance's Annual Conference in January 2012. The archive is now available for those who could not attend the live sessions! Archive includes video, audio, presentation slides and resources.

Members: $75
Non-Members: $150

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July 21, 2014
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Schaumburg, IL

As healthcare and technology continue to change, professionals in continuing education in the health professions are being challenges to provide practical, focused, and measurable educational experiences for physicians. Intended to present knowledge basic to and demonstrate skills essential for today's professional, this one-of-a-kind, intensive, 1 day Institute combines didactic lecture, breakout sessions, Q&A periods and case studies, emphasizing the best CME practices and adult learning principles applied throughout the US. Each session is designed utilizing Competencies for professionals in continuing education in the health professions.

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