Skills Building Workshops

6 March 2008

Leadership

WHO Leadership and Management Framework
Organizer: World Health Organization
Contact person: Dominique Egger (e-mail:eggerd@who.int) and Della Dolvo (e-mail:dolvod@who.int)

Objectives: Familiarize participants with the WHO leadership and management framework. Share country experiences in using the framework for mapping current activities, assessing management development needs, designing a coherent strategy and monitoring and evaluation progress towards management strengthening. Familiarize participants with existing tools for needs assessment and strategy design. Introduce participants to the WHO electronic resource library for health leaders and managers.

Accélérer la mise en œuvre du plan d'action de Douala - Douala Action Plan Follow up workshop
Organizer: World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Alliance
Contact person: Eric de Roodenbeke (e-mail:deroodenbekee@who.int) >)

Objectives: To identify priority measures to implement at country and regional level to achieve the action plan commitments.

Expected outcomes: Measure progresses made in implementing the Douala Plan of Action, share sucesses and lessons. Identify the nature of regional and global support that could be provided to better support Douala plan of action implementation.

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Education, Training and skill mix

Education capacity Building using WHO IMAI and IMCI tools
Organizer: World Health Organization, Department of HIV/AIDS, SSH/IMAI team
Contact person: Sandy Gove (e-mail:goves@who.int) and Akiiki Bitalabeho (e-mail:bitalabehoa@who.int)

Objectives: To give participants a thorough introduction to the use of available WHO IMAI and IMCI tools to support capacity building for HIV prevention, care and treatment in low resource settings while strengthening primary care. Emphasis will be on health worker follow up and support after training.

Strengthening the Health Workforce Production Pipeline
Organizer: World Health Organization, Department Human Resources for Health, Health Workforce Education and Production Team
Contact person: Rebecca Bailey (e-mail:baileyr@who.int)and Hugo Mercer (e-mail:mercerh@who.int)

Objectives: To review, from the perspective of students, the voyage through health worker education and training in order to identify weak points along the journey, and to explore possible avenues for their strengthening. The main segments of the passage are the production of a pool of eligibles, admission to recognized education and training programmes, the development of relevant competencies within those programmes, graduation, licensing and recruitment. The principal leakage points are attrition and migration. To establish a dialogue between key stakeholders in the health workforce production process, which include secondary school educators, professional and educational associations, accrediting agencies, educational institutions, student associations, regulatory bodies, trade unions, recruitment agencies and international organizations. To discuss ways to improve coordination between the different segments, or actors, in the process, and to reduce attrition and migration.

Expected outcomes: The goal of the workshop is to review, from the perspective of students, the voyage through health worker education and training in order to identify weak points along the journey, and to explore possible avenues for their strengthening. The main segments of the passage are the production of a pool of eligibles, admission to recognized education and training programmes, development of relevant competencies within those programmes, graduation, and licensing and recruitment. The principal leakage points are attrition and migration.

Treat, Train, Retain Skills Building Workshop
Organizer: World Health Organization, Department of Human Resources for Health
Contact person: Badara Samb (e-mail:sambb@who.int)

Objectives: To brief on the recently launched WHO Global guidelines and recommendations on Task Shifting; to discuss possible way to operationalize the guidelines in countries; and to discuss how to identify priority areas at country level to tackle the Human Resources for Health crisis.

Innovation in Curriculum Building in Health Worker Education Institutions
Organizer: Task Force for Scaling Up Education and Training for Health Workers
Contact person: Peter Walker (e-mail:peterwalker@rogers.com)

Objectives: Review recommendations from the Task Force on Scaling Up Education and Training for Health Workers; Discuss innovative approaches in improving health worker education and training programmes; Consider the incorporation of these approaches to curriculum strengthening in their own institutions as it reflects country-specific health system needs; Identify barriers and opportunities to the adoption and incorporation of these new approaches to curriculum strengthening within existing health worker education programmes.

Expected outcomes: It will explore innovative approaches to curriculum strengthening in health worker education institutions in developing countries. Emphasis will be placed on: competency-and outcomes-based education frameworks, community based education, regionalization and the use of distance and ICT supported approaches.


MIGRATION AND RETENTION

Macro-economic literacy training
Organizer: Action Aid International and Health GAP
Contact person: Rick Rowden (e-mail:Rick.Rowden@actionaid.org)

Objectives: It is now widely recognized that macroeconomic policies can limit the resources available for governments to spend on the health workforce, and that restrictive macroeconomic policies were an important factor in the decline of the health workforce in many countries in the 1980s and 1990s. This workshop will help participants understand these policies and their rationales, including low inflation and fiscal deficit targets, how they can limit health spending, and the alternatives to these policies that will allow for the more expansive health spending needed to build a strong and sustainable response to the health workforce crisis. The objectives are to lay the groundwork for participants to develop strategies in their countries to address and change restrictive macroeconomic policies, to enable participants with limited economic backgrounds to engaged in informed dialogue with ministry of finance and IMF officials, and to introduce ministry of finance officials to alternative policies.


MANAGEMENT

Workplace Violence in the Health Sector
Organizer: International Council of Nurses
Contact person: Patricia Caldwell (e-mail:caldwell@icn.ch)

Objectives: To raise awareness of the incidence and implications of workplace violence. To promote effective strategies that reduce workplace violence and mitigate its impact.

Monitoring and evaluation of human resources for health: using information and evidence to support decision making workshop.
Organizer: Human Resources for Health Department, World Health Organization, and partners
Contact person: Mario Del Poz (e-mail:dalpozm@who.int) and Neeru Gupta (e-mail:guptan@who.int)

Objectives: To prioritize information needs with regard to health workforce situation and trends to support evidence-based decision-making for Human Resources for Health programmes and policies, at the international and country levels. To gain consensus on a limited number of core indicators for monitoring and evaluation of Human Resources for Health. To identify the sources via which those indicators can be measured. To identify a sustainable process through which the data can be regularly updated, maintained, disseminated and used. To build capacity in analysing and presenting the data in a way that is useful to decision makers and stakeholders.

Building a National Human Resources for Health Observatory Workshop: Partnership and better intelligence for health workforce development.
Organizer: Human Resources for Health Department, World Health Organization, and partners
Contact person: Mario Del Poz (e-mail:dalpozm@who.int) and Gulin Gedik (e-mail:gedikg@who.int)

Objectives: To ensure a good understanding of the health workforce observatories and the underlying principles. To highlight the potential contribution of health workforce observatories to health workforce development. To identify the challenges in establishing and maintaining health workforce observatories. To explore ways of ensuring active involvement of partners.

Change management skills workshop
Organizer: Capacity Project
Contact person: James McCaffery (e-mail:mccaffery@capacityproject.org)

Objectives: Describe the value of managing the change process in planning and development activities. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of selected tools to support the management of change. Discuss the application of change management tools and techniques to their everyday work.

Developing eLearning programs for Human Resources for Health.
Organizer: World Health Organization and partners
Contact person: Yunkap Kwankam (e-mail:kwankamy@who.int), Peter Ngatia and Catherine Omaswa

Objectives: Training using the internet and distance learning methods.

Please find below the recommended minimum PC specifications.

  • P4 256MB RAM
  • CD/DVD Drive
  • Windows XP or 2000
  • VGA-compatible 1024x768 screen resolution or higher; 16-bit color setting or higher (compatible with 8-bit color)
  • Network card 10/100 and Wifi port
  • Adobe reader version 7 or higher
  • Flash Player version 7 or higher
  • Windows media player version 10 or higher
  • Internet Explorer IE 6.0 or higher

Most laptops/PCs purchased within the last 3 years should have the specifications above.

Applying HAF at the country level (session 1).
Explore Health system assessment tools that are compatible with the HAF (session 2).

Organizer: Capacity Project
Contact person: Manuel Dayrit (e-mail:dayritm@who.int), James McCaffery (e-mail:jmccaffery@capacityproject.org), Vincent Oketch, Roy Pargas, Gijs Elzinga and Estelle Quain

Objectives: Identify emerging guidance and steps to apply the HAF at the country level. Explore a comprehensive approach for Health System Assessment that is compatible with the HAF.

Expected outcomes: Clear understanding of the Human Resources for Health Action Framework (HAF) and how it can be used as a critical tool for health workforce strengthening. Examination of the application of the HAF in one country (Uganda). Exploration of various tools consistent with the HAF that can be used to assess health workforce and health systems.


Partnerships

Advocacy Training Workshop
Organizer: Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative (HWAI)
Contact person: Action Group for Health, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (AGHA) (e-mail:agha@utlonline.co.ug)

Objectives: Advocacy by health workers and health consumers is beginning to change the landscape of global health. Now, advocates need to ensure that countries will meet their health workforce needs. This workshop will train health workers and other interested participants in advocacy and how local partnerships can be developed. The workshop will also address successful strategies required to effectively advocate for increased health financing, better working conditions and a more equitable distribution of the health workforce. Participants will receive a new advocacy toolkit developed by the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative.

Training development methods: how to ensure effective training for Human Resources for Health
Organizer: Agence de Médicine Préventive - AMP, Benin Office
Contact person: Dorothy Leab (e-mail:dleab@aamp.org) and Khaled Bessaoud (email:bessaoudk@afro.who.int)

Objectives: Participants will be able to use training development method for high quality training: training needs assessment, instructional design, implementation of training and impact evaluation.

Expected outcomes: Identify major issue in providing appropriate training system for Health personnel. Explain importance of training needs assessment studies. Demonstrate interest of instructional design in Health training. Define necessity of determining the value and effectiveness of a learning program (Formative and Summative evaluation).

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