Education

CPD Cornerstone – the Alliance’s Educating the Educator Curriculum Online Courses

Introducing the Alliance’s new Curriculum Online Courses – CPD Cornerstone! Geared towards helping CPD professionals increase their knowledge around the Alliance’s curriculum domains, these online courses can be completed at your own pace, time, and in your own home or office. 


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Members: $59
Non-members: $79

This online module will educate the learner about managing and administering continuing education programs by following sound and applicable business practices and policies as well as utilizing effective management skills when working with various stakeholders. After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic tenets of a program and its complexities
  • Identify key dimensions of a program
  • Analyze a few program management tools and analyze their applicability in their CPD setting

Authors: 

  • Anne N. Perch MBA, CHCP, Senior Associate Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Heather Ranels CHCP, Sr. eLearning Manager, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • Raja Venkata CHCP, PMP, Director of Client Services, EthosCE LMS

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Members: $59
Non-members: $79

Following the education the learner will be able to:

  • Differentiate various accreditation systems; access resources available from each accreditor and link acronyms to the applicable accreditation system, regulatory policy, or guideline and profession(s).

  • Compare and contrast similarities and differences between accreditation systems.

  • Prepare for accreditation/reaccreditation and manage the process following the accreditors timelines and milestones.

  • Explain why documentation is important for the accreditation process; and differentiate policies, processes, procedures, and documentation.

  • Apply the existing Standards in practice; articulate the proposed Standards and locate resources for the existing and revised Standards.

Authors: 

  • Casey Harrison, MBA, Director of Continuing Medical Education at the Texas Medical Association in Austin, Texas 
  • Anne Symons, CHCP, FACEHP, Founder of Accreditation & Outcomes Solutions, LLC in Bradenton, Florida

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Non-members: $79

Following the education the learner will be able to:

  • Describe various models of evaluation used for outcomes analysis
  • Outline both qualitative and quantitative measures to assess the effectiveness and impact of continuing education activities
  • Develop measurement strategies to assess the effectiveness and impact of continuing education activities across a spectrum of levels of outcomes.

Author: 

  • Erik Brady, PhD, CHCP, Principal Consultant, EDBPhD Consulting

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Non-members: $79

Following the education the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss how experience, reflection, and practice support learning and changes in performance
  • Identify key concepts, adult learning principles and adult learning theories

Author:

  • Frank C. Berry, BS, CHCP, Director, CME/CPD, The Maryland State Medical Society

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Members: $59
Non-members: $79

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learning objectives, what you can expect to derive from this module
  • What’s in it for you! How this module can help move your CPD career forward
  • What is CPD, and how does it connect to CE and CME?

What's in it for me (the learner)?

  • Connect the dots on why accredited CE/CME is so important to each of the health care professionals whose education you design and deliver, and how these credit systems underpin the CPD landscape.
  • Planning to grow in your CPD career? See where each of the major health care professions originate – from education and training, to licensure and specialty certification – deepening your understanding of each.
  • Applying for Joint Accreditation? Discover how the advent of interprofessional continuing education made Joint Accreditation possible, building on the concepts of continuing professional development.
  • Stay on the right side of the law! Learn about the principal federal legislation that affects the CE/CME enterprise, as well as the federal agencies responsible for implementation and oversight.

Authors:

Eric D. Peterson, EdM, CHCP, FACEHP, Senior Director, Education & Quality, American Academy of PAs
Charles E. Willis, MBA, Principal, Clinical Outcomes Improvement

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Non-members: $79

Following the education the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the steps involved in the development of a CPD activity
  • Create a plan for managing the logistics and implementation tasks related to a CPD activity
  • Apply project management guidelines to create, monitor, and support the completion of tasks associated with a CPD activity
  • Discuss the role of project management and technology tools in managing and delivering a CPD activity

What's in it for me (the learner)?

  • Gain a better understanding of CPD and activity management
  • Add PDSA and ADDIE to your tool belt 
  • Demonstrate your value!

Authors:

  • Nicole Spino, MBA, CHCP, Senior Operations Manager, OptumHealth Education
  • Tricia Wilson, MS, Educational Activity Manager, OptumHealth Education

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About the Curriculum

The Alliance is proud to be the only association for CPD professionals in the healthcare profession to advance competencies through our Educating the Educator Curriculum. The Curriculum guides all educational programming the Alliance provides to the CPD community. Leveraging the Alliance’s National Learning Competencies (NLCs), the Curriculum encompasses the recommended knowledge, skills, and attitudes that CPD professionals can acquire and be proficient in to successfully design, develop, deliver, and manage continuing education professional development.

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