• At CHS we produce strategic learning programs for associations, foundationsnonprofits, and public agencies interested in facilitating learning for action.
  • Strategic learning is about helping people learn and take action to accomplish defined goals of the organization or community.
  • Five basic models for strategic learning are outlined below. We can mix and match to produce a program to accomplish your goals.
  • Contact us to learn more the possibilities for creating a strategic learning program for your organization or community.

A strategic workshop can be a smart first step for engaging in strategic learning at the organizational or community level.  A strategic workshop be structured from an hour to a full day, and may be focused on improving any aspect of strategy, operations, or service delivery.  Workshops are conducted virtually, with anywhere from a few to dozens of participants. CHS can help you:

  1. Define the focus and objectives of your workshop.
  2. Assess the learning needs of participants in the workshop.
  3. Design workshop activities that directly address your objectives.
  4. Develop workshop resources including content, tools, and subject matter expertise.
  5. Facilitate the workshop experience.
  6. Provide follow-up to reinforce and support implementation.
  7. Evaluate impact on learning and performance.

We offer a variety of workshop formats and tools, including design thinking as a creative process for team-based problem solving and innovation.

Overview

In today’s world we all need to learn at the speed of change. CHS supports practice collaboratives to help professionals learn and apply essential skills for solving real-world challenges in the workplace and community.

  • A  practice collaborative can be convened by an association, foundation, public agency, or other organization seeking to support professional learning.
  • The basic approach is to choose a focus, engage participants, define goals, design and develop supports, and collaborate on learning and action to accomplish the goals.
  • Participants could include individuals or teams depending on the goals of the collaborative.
  • The time period could run from a few weeks to months depending on the scope of the collaborative.
  • The supports and activities are tailored to meet the goals of the collaborative, and typically include a mix of online resources, virtual meetings, in-person strategy sessions, coaching, and technical assistance.

How CHS Can Help

If your organization would like to create a practice collaborative, CHS can help you:

    1. Define objectives for the collaborative.
    2. Assess learning needs of participants.
    3. Design learning activities and programs.
    4. Develop learning resources including content and subject matter experts.
    5. Facilitate learning events and activities.
    6. Provide coaching and technical assistance to help participants accomplish their goals for learning and impact.
    7. Evaluate impact on learning and performance.

Recent Examples

Recent examples of practice collaboratives supported by CHS include:

  1. Leadership and Teamwork
    • A statewide institute on interprofessional collaboration for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health and human service professionals.
    • A statewide leadership institute for nonprofit executives
    • A statewide leadership institute for physicians.
    • A statewide leadership institute for nurses
    • A statewide leadership institute for teams of professionals from community health centers.
  2. Quality improvement
    • A statewide collaborative to help safety net health care providers developed integrated care models for depression and diabetes.
    • A statewide collaborative to help community health centers obtain and sustain recognition as patient-centered medical homes.
    • A regional collaborative for teams of professionals from charitable clinics.
    • A regional collaborative to help health system practices improve HPV vaccination rates.
    • A statewide collaborative to help primary care providers implement the ABCS of heart health.

Overview

Collaboration is essential for addressing community challenges.  CHS supports community collaboratives to help local stakeholders accomplish their goals for capacity building and community impact.

  • A community collaborative can be convened by a foundation, public agency, or another organization seeking to foster community change.
  • The basic approach is to choose a focus, engage participants, define goals, design and develop supports, and collaborate on learning and action to accomplish the goals.
  • The number of organizations participating could range from a few to dozens.
  • The time period could run from a few weeks to months.
  • The supports and activities are tailored for the project, and typically include a mix of online resources, virtual meetings, in-person strategy sessions, coaching, and technical assistance.

How CHS Can Help

If your organization would like to create a community collaborative, CHS can help you:

  1. Define objectives for the collaborative.
  2. Assess learning needs of participants.
  3. Design learning activities and programs.
  4. Develop learning resources including content and subject matter experts.
  5. Facilitate learning events and activities.
  6. Support individual and team learning throughout the program.
  7. Evaluate the community impact of the collaborative.

Recent Examples

Recent examples of community collaboratives supported by CHS include:

  1. Primary Care. A primary care collaborative to help safety net health care providers build capacity for patient centered medical home recognition.
  2. Chronic Care. A chronic care collaborative to improve services and supports for community residents with with chronic conditions.
  3. Mental Health. A mental health collaborative to improve services and supports for community residents with mental health conditions.
  4. Senior Services. A senior services collaborative to improve community services and supports for older adults.
  5. Early Childhood. An early childhood screening collaborative to improve screening and referral pathways for young children with developmental concerns.
  6. School Health. A school health collaborative to develop and implement school/community partnerships for improving child health.
  7. Telehealth. A telehealth strategy collaborative to help a coalition of rural communities develop strategies for improving access to services via telehealth.

Overview

System change is about improving the structure and culture of systems that influence health and well-being for individuals and communities.  CHS supports system change collaboratives to help stakeholders work together for better policy, practice, and equity.

  • A  system collaborative can be convened by an association, foundation, public agency, or other organization seeking to support professional learning.
  • The basic approach is to choose a focus, engage participants, define goals, design and develop supports, and collaborate on learning and action to accomplish the goals.
  • Participants could include individuals or teams depending on the goals of the collaborative.
  • The time period could run from a few weeks to months depending on the scope of the collaborative.
  • The supports and activities are tailored to meet the goals of the collaborative, and typically include a mix of online resources, virtual meetings, in-person strategy sessions, coaching, and technical assistance.

How CHS Can Help

If your organization would like to create a system change collaborative, CHS can help you:

  1. Define objectives for the collaborative.
  2. Assess interests and needs of participants.
  3. Design collaborative activities and programs.
  4. Develop collaborate resources including content and subject matter experts.
  5. Facilitate collaborative events and activities.
  6. Support development of system change strategies.
  7. Evaluate impact on system change.

Recent Examples

Recent examples of system change collaboratives supported by CHS include:

  1. A statewide collaborative to help hospitals and public health agencies work together for population health assessment and improvement.
  2. A statewide collaborative to support health system change for reducing delivery of low-value services.
  3. A statewide collaborative to help community health centers implement structural and cultural changes for becoming a patient centered medical home.
  4. A statewide collaborative to support system change for improving home visiting at the community level.
  5. A school-community collaborative to help a local public school district support student health across the system.

Overview

CHS can deliver any or all of the supports outlined above through direct consults coupled with organizational learning.

  • An organizational learning program is a tailored set of learning supports designed to to equip people with knowledge and skills for optimal performance. Tailoring is key to assure that learning is focused on specific strategies and performance objectives.
  • An organizational learning program may occur over weeks or months, with a designed set of learning objectives chosen by the organization.
  • Example topics covered in our organizational learning programs include
    • Organizational assessment
    • Strategy development
    • Design thinking
    • Leadership development
    • Team development
    • Strategy development
    • Program design
    • Program evaluation
    • Quality improvement
    • Key performance indicators
    • Community value analysis.

How We Can Help

If you would like to enhance organizational learning in your setting, CHS can help you:

  1. Define the objectives of your organizational learning program.
  2. Assess the learning needs of individuals and teams within your organization.
  3. Design learning activities and programs that can be delivered efficiently in the workplace setting.
  4. Develop learning resources including content, tools, and subject matter expertise.
  5. Support individual and team learning through in ways that work for your organization.
  6. Evaluate impact on learning and performance.

As an additional strategy we can help your organization develop a knowledge management program to capture and re-deploy knowledge and tools developed through organizational learning.

Let’s Talk…
Print Friendly, PDF & Email