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Workforce Planning and Development for Value-Based Care

Designed for frontline managers and mid to senior-level leaders, this course provides tools, techniques and frameworks for planning and developing a workforce that is conducive to operating within an Australian value-based health care context. You will gain a better understanding of workforce planning as a critical management tool for transitioning to value-based care and insights into building a business case to gain executive buy-in.

What you will learn

You will take part in a series of live online sessions and self-paced action learning interspersed with coaching to help you apply learning to your live challenges, building a toolkit to:

  • Identify and leverage the core components of workforce planning and development in the transition to value-based care
  • Develop an integrated workforce plan that provides data and insight into a talent management system
  • Analyse workforce demand and supply to conduct a gap analysis and develop strategy and initiatives
  • Develop a roadmap for implementing, adapting and mobilising your workforce (clinical and non-clinical resources) to make the move to value-based care

Course presenters

Professor John Watson AM has been Senior Vice Dean, Clinical Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW since September 2018. In this capacity, John provides senior strategic advice to the Dean on all aspects of Clinical Affairs within the Faculty, driving key projects in alignment with UNSW 2025 strategy, and providing senior academic leadership and expertise across the Faculty. He is also Deputy National Secretary, The Rhodes Scholarships Australia, sharing the support of 8 Selection Committees, with more than 180 applicants Australia-wide in 2018. In 2015, Professor Watson was honoured as Member of the Order of Australia in its General Division ‘for significant service to medicine in the field of neurology, to medical education and administration, and through mentoring roles.’

Adjunct Associate Professor Huong Le-Dao contributes to education and research in health management and leadership within the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Medicine. She is known for creating momentum, aligning teams, and converting thoughts into sustainable actions through her work at various public and private organisations in Australia and overseas. Her engagement at NSW Health Infrastructure involved collaborating with health managers and leaders to transform their models of care resulting from redevelopment works valued over $14 billion across NSW State. Huong was also involved in establishing the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority under the National Health Reform Agreement. As a change agent, Huong occupies Non-Executive Director and Board Member roles for not-for-profit organisations in the education, transportation, community, and health sector. She is passionate about better human experience and patient value in health.

Guest speaker 

Susan McKee, RN, BSC (HMS), MBA, GAICD, is Chief Executive Officer of Dental Health Services Victoria. She is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years in the health sector. During this time she has worked across the healthcare sector with a range of organisations including public, not-for-profit, privately owned and the charitable sector. Her roles have included both clinical and organisational leadership as a Nursing Director, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive. Sue is a strategic, values-driven executive, with a proven ability to lead organisations through complex change and challenging environments. She is committed to leading organisations that provide services that enhance the life of its consumers that is true to its purpose and values its people. Sue’s current role as the Chief Executive Officer at Dental health Service Victoria is enabling her to utilise the skills she has gained over the decades to implement the principles of value based health care to transform the organisation and improve the oral health outcomes for the Victorian community.

Optional assessment

All participants will be issued with 3 FMECH points upon completion of the course, which go towards the Executive Certificate in Health, attained by achieving 15 points. The Certificate can be used for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for 6 units of credit towards selected UNSW Medicine postgraduate qualifications.

If you plan to apply for RPL in the future, you must complete the optional assessment on this course. You will have the opportunity to indicate your interest in the assessment after completing your enrolment. There is no additional cost for the assessment component.

Who should attend

This course is designed for frontline managers, and mid to senior-level leaders in public and private health organisations who aspire to innovate, transform and lead their health services towards value-based health care in Australia.

It is targeted at leaders in a wide variety of roles, such as: Director of Nursing, Mental Health Team Leader, Director Surgery and Anaesthesia, GM Hospital, Director Public Health, Executive Director Operations, Executive Director Strategic Planning, Director Workforce and Culture, Head of Anaesthetic Department, Outpatient Team Leader Physiotherapy, Facility Manager, Director Clinical Services, Assistant Manager of Community Health Services, Supervisor of Security, Manager of Hotel Services, Workforce and Culture Team Leader, Chief Radiographer.

Complete the series to achieve your Executive Certificate in Health

This course is part of Series 2 – Moving Towards Value-Based Health Care, for managers and leaders in Australia's health system who want to take their health services on the journey to value-based care. Designed to build a range of complementary skills, you can complete individual courses to fill targeted skill gaps or complete the series, building a holistic understanding of value-based care in the Australian healthcare sector and earning your Executive Certificate in Health.

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