Executive and Continuing Professional Education

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Executive and Continuing Professional Education offers innovative courses for leaders in public health, health care, and environmental health and safety. Our courses are designed to provide participants with effective solutions to issues critical to their success and the success of their organization. To learn more about a particular program, click the program title. United States government employees click here



Date Program Title
February 2–7, 2014
June 2–6, 2014
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Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care

February 2–7, 2014
June 2–6, 2014

Program Description

Improve quality, safety, and efficiency through health information technology and gain the leadership skills you need to drive results. You will learn to design an effective health IT strategy and gain the tools to implement this strategy effectively.

Program Audience

Mid- to senior-level health care leaders in clinical or administrative positions who have responsibilities for health information technology. Executives from EHR vendors, health plans, and consulting firms will also benefit.

Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care
May 5–9, 2014
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Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations

May 5–9, 2014

Program Description

Learn to design a safe laboratory environment in which staff can perform their work. You will gain skills and strategies to address the unique health and safety needs of diverse laboratory environments.

Program Audience

Professionals involved in the design, construction, and renovation of laboratory environments such as laboratory owners, laboratory staff, architects, engineers, and safety professionals.

Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations
May 12–16, 2014
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Genomic Medicine and the Bioeconomy: Innovation for a Better World

May 12–16, 2014

Program Description

Gain insight into the affect recent developments in genomic medicine have on the global bioeconomy. Examine current applications of genomics, identify genomic innovation’s economic benefits and influence on industry, and explore how genomics can be used to address specific challenges globally.

Program Audience

Senior leaders at health care delivery, research, pharmaceutical, and policy organizations as well as entrepreneurs and investors involved in genomic medicine.

Genomic Medicine and the Bioeconomy: Innovation for a Better World
May 19–21, 2014
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Effective Risk Communication: Theory, Tools, and Practical Skills for Communicating about Risk

May 19–21, 2014

Program Description

Help stakeholders make better decisions regarding their health and safety by improving your communication skills. You will learn to craft communication policies which address stakeholders’ risk concerns, increase message acceptance, and enhance trust.

Program Audience

Professionals who perform duties in communication, emergency management, or policy making in government, regulated industries, corporations, or academia.

Effective Risk Communication: Theory, Tools, and Practical Skills for Communicating about Risk
June 9–12, 2014
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Ethical Issues in Global Health Research: Blending Cultures, Building Capacity, and Bolstering Collaboration

June 9–12, 2014

Program Description

Address the challenges posed by human research participant protection in international settings. Explore ethical issues facing researchers using human participants abroad and gain tools to increase your efficiency and effectiveness in reviewing global health research.

Program Audience

Professionals working in the field of human research, especially global health research, and those involved in reviewing, conducting, and overseeing global health research. Titles include IRB staff, ethics review professionals, researchers, and quality assurance staff.

Ethical Issues in Global Health Research: Blending Cultures, Building Capacity, and Bolstering Collaboration
June 18–20, 2014
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Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership

June 18–20, 2014

Program Description

Lead your organization down a sustainable path by aligning sustainability initiatives with corporate goals. This program is designed to prepare participants to undertake the leadership challenge of integrating sustainability into the core mission and goals of an organization.

Program Audience

This program is for mid- to senior-level leaders from all sectors with sustainability responsibilities or those whose sustainability initiatives need to be re-focused and re-energized.

Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership
June 23–27, 2014
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Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene: The Application of Basic Principles

June 23–27, 2014

Program Description

Improve employee health, safety, and security with applied industrial hygiene skills. You will benefit from a comprehensive introduction to industrial hygiene and gain skills to protect employees from workplace environmental hazards.

Program Audience

Professionals with responsibilities for employee health, safety, and security, from any industry or sector.

Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene: The Application of Basic Principles
July 28–August 1, 2014
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Radiological Emergency Planning: Terrorism, Security, and Communication

July 28–August 1, 2014

Program Description

You will gain skills to effectively plan for and respond to radiological emergencies as well as the ability to communicate effectively with the public during a crisis.

Program Audience

Emergency planners, emergency responders, first receivers, first responders, and public safety officials at the federal, state, local, or individual facility level.

Radiological Emergency Planning: Terrorism, Security, and Communication
August 11–15, 2014
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In-Place Filter Testing Workshop

August 11–15, 2014

Program Description

Prepare to test and certify systems containing HEPA filtration and gas adsorption systems. Learn to operate testing equipment unique to these activities and gain an understanding of regulations associated with nuclear air- and gas-cleaning activities.

Program Audience

Professionals involved in testing and certifying HEPA filtration systems for nuclear and non-nuclear industries as well as facilities managers, engineers, and safety professionals in hospitals, clean rooms, research, and production facilities.

In-Place Filter Testing Workshop
August 18–20, 2014
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Measurement, Design, and Analysis Methods for Health Outcomes Research

August 18–20, 2014

Program Description

You will learn to design, implement, and analyze health outcomes studies, use outcomes research data for clinical decision making, health care planning, and technology development, and understand the statistical methods used in this research.

Program Audience

Researchers, clinicians, and administrators who critically review or use outcomes data for clinical decision making and quality improvement. Those conducting, administering, or funding outcomes research will also benefit.

Measurement, Design, and Analysis Methods for Health Outcomes Research
September 29–October 3, 2014
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Ergonomics and Human Factors: Strategic Solutions for Workplace Safety and Health

September 29–October 3, 2014

Program Description

Improve employee health and safety at your organization through ergonomics. You will be able to identify, evaluate, and control risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders and improve your organization’s ergonomics program.

Program Audience

Professionals with responsibilities for employee health and safety from any industry or sector.

Ergonomics and Human Factors: Strategic Solutions for Workplace Safety and Health
October 12–24, 2014
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Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers

October 12–24, 2014

Program Description

Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers brings together physicians in administrative positions in academic health centers, who are not chairs of clinical departments, for intensive and systematic study of the critical leadership and management issues facing academic health centers.

Program Audience

Physicians in administrative leadership positions in academic health centers. Positions include: chief of a clinical division within a major clinical department; vice chair of a clinical department; medical director; associate dean for clinical affairs; etc.

Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers
October 26–31, 2014
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Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives

October 26–31, 2014

Program Description

Develop the health care leadership skills you need to achieve individual and organizational objectives. You will gain skills to lead more effectively, including conflict resolution, operational analysis, employee management, and quality management.

Program Audience

Mid- to senior-level health care leaders or leaders in preparation for assuming more senior positions.

Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives
January 11–23, 2015
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Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services

January 11–23, 2015

Program Description

The Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services brings together chiefs of major clinical departments in teaching hospitals for intensive and systematic study of the critical leadership and management issues facing chiefs, their departments, and teaching hospitals.

Program Audience

The Program is for heads of departments of medicine, surgery, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry, neurology, anesthesiology, pathology, and radiology.

Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services
Dates to be Scheduled
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Work, Health, and Well-Being: Integrating Wellness and Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace

Dates to be Scheduled

Program Description

Learn to evaluate the effectiveness of workplace health strategies, translate this evidence into practice, and implement strategies to improve your organization’s health promotion and occupational health and safety programs.

Program Audience

Professionals responsible for the health, safety, and well-being of employees, specifically professionals in: occupational health and safety, employee benefits, environmental health and safety, human resources, medicine, and wellness.

Work, Health, and Well-Being: Integrating Wellness and Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace
Dates to be Scheduled
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Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care

Dates to be Scheduled

Program Description

Improve quality, safety, and efficiency through health information technology and gain the leadership skills you need to drive results. You will learn to design an effective health IT strategy and gain the tools to implement this strategy effectively.

Program Audience

Mid- to senior-level health care leaders in clinical or administrative positions who have responsibilities for health information technology. Executives from EHR vendors, health plans, and consulting firms will also benefit.

Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care
Dates to be Scheduled
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Health Care Project Management: The Intersection of Strategy, People, and Process

Dates to be Scheduled

Program Description

Learn the project management skills you need to improve health care delivery performance and the people management skills necessary to create an effective project management environment.

Program Audience

Clinical and non-clinical professionals in health care delivery organizations who are tasked with managing projects and project teams.

Health Care Project Management: The Intersection of Strategy, People, and Process
Dates to be Scheduled
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Meta-Leadership for Health Care: You’re It! Building Unity of Effort Across Your Health System

Dates to be Scheduled

Program Description

Initiate and implement change in health care by leveraging meta-leadership. You will explore both meta-leadership concepts and the 'Walk in the Woods' methodology, a proven method for interest-based negotiation.

Program Audience

Senior health care leaders or leaders in preparation for assuming more senior positions.

Meta-Leadership for Health Care: You’re It! Building Unity of Effort Across Your Health System
March 9–12, 2015 (Tentative)
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Analyzing Risk: Principles, Concepts, and Applications

March 9–12, 2015 (Tentative)

Program Description

Learn to assess the health risks posed by human exposure to environmental hazards including chemicals, pollution, and contaminated food. Explore the basics of health risk assessment and discusses applications of risk assessment to diverse problems.

Program Audience

Professionals responsible for managing, conducting, or evaluating risk assessments associated with occupational, food borne, or environmental hazards.

Analyzing Risk: Principles, Concepts, and Applications
March 23–26, 2015
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Management and Leadership Skills for Environmental Health and Safety Professionals

March 23–26, 2015

Program Description

Develop the management and leadership skills you need to bridge the gap between environmental health and safety goals and organizational objectives. You will gain the skills to integrate a culture of safety and sustainability into your organization.

Program Audience

Mid- to senior-level professionals with responsibilities for environmental health, occupational health, or safety in all organizational settings.

Management and Leadership Skills for Environmental Health and Safety Professionals
April 13–17, 2015
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Radiation Safety Officer Training for Laboratory Professionals

April 13–17, 2015

Program Description

Gain the skills to implement radiation protection programs in biotechnology, university, hospital, medical laboratory, or commercial settings. You will receive the full 40-hour training often required by the United States NRC and Agreement States for licensure.

Program Audience

Aspiring radiation safety officers in government, biotechnology, medical, or academic facilities as well as laboratory staff and scientists using radionuclides in the radiopharmaceutical or health care industries.

Radiation Safety Officer Training for Laboratory Professionals
June 10–12, 2015 (Tentative)
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Teaching by Case Method: Principles and Practice for Public Health Educators

June 10–12, 2015 (Tentative)

Program Description

Become a more effective public health educator. You will explore the roles, responsibilities, and skills of public health case discussion leaders, learn to develop a case-based teaching plan, and hone case-writing and case-based curriculum development skills.

Program Audience

Faculty in public health and medicine at all levels who are involved in classroom teaching in a global or domestic setting.

Teaching by Case Method: Principles and Practice for Public Health Educators