On August 4, 2016, Alliance President Bob Addleton, EdD, CHCP, FACEHP presented “Directions 2016-2018” to the Colorado Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (CACME) at Keystone Lodge and Spa. The presentation was designed to offer over 40 CACME participants an overview of what forces the Alliance believes will most strongly affect the CME/CE/CPD community in the near term and how the Alliance will help members deal with these challenges. First was the challenge of “organizational relevancy,” and a discussion of how the Alliance developed its Mission and Vision statements and strategic plan with its three areas of emphasis: professionalism, strategic outreach and membership. To illustrate these areas, Addleton used examples from the CHCP exam’s scope of content and its relationship to the learning competencies and the relationship of the Quality Improvement Education Roadmap to broaden the scope of the influence of continuing educators within their organizations.
Most of the presentation focused on an interactive exercise with attendees regarding how they would describe the “value proposition” they offer their organizations and how they would describe that value proposition in a short “elevator speech” to a key executive. Working in teams and reporting out by tables, the group had many creative ways of explaining what we do, how we do it, and what value we add.
It is always an honor and a privilege for the President or Officers of the Alliance to visit with our State and Regional Organization colleagues to share what the Alliance is planning and doing and to hear what issues and concerns local CE providers are having.