Making Learning and Advancement Accessible: Work-Based Learning Programs and HR Practices that Support Frontline Workers

December 13, 2017

Offering frontline healthcare workers different types of work-based learning opportunities to gain new skills and knowledge is standard business practice for CareerSTAT Champion employers. Learn about their evidence-based programs, employee benefits and supportive HR practices that make learning and advancement more accessible for their entry-level frontline workers.


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Investing in Your Backyard: Strategies to Hire, Retain and Advance Local Community Members

November 15, 2017

Representatives from Ochsner Health System and Fairview Health Services discuss how their organizations recruit, hire and retain workers from the neighborhoods they serve. They also discuss the community partnerships and internal programs that make careers to their neighbors accessible while addressing their workforce needs.


  • Laura Beeth, Fairview Health Services
  • Missy Sparks, Ochsner Health System

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Pathways and Partnerships: Strategies to Advance Incumbent Worker

October 11, 2017

Representatives from Beth Israel Deaconess Center and Hebrew SeniorLife discuss how they are creating internal career pathways to maximize employee potential and grow talent from within for improved organizational performance.  They also discuss how they leverage the resources and expertise of external partner organization and how to identify and evaluate potential partners.


  • Joanne Pokaski, Beth Israel Deaconess Center
  • Mary McDougall, Hebrew SeniorLife

Integrating Workforce Investments with Business Impact: How to Use Data to Drive Decision Making

September 13, 2017

Representatives from Mercy Health, West Michigan discuss different approaches to workforce planning and program development and how measurement and analysis drive their workforce programs.


  • Shana Welch, Mercy Health West Michigan
  • Kelly Wilczack, Mercy Health West Michigan