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Pipeline Promise: Cultivating the Next Generation of Health Leaders

APHA 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition

The healthcare safety net, and the community clinics field in particular, has long experienced challenges with the recruitment and retention of its leaders. Emerging leaders often lack opportunities and supports to prepare them with the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to assume more senior level positions. With many healthcare organizations facing an impending leadership gap, while also dealing with complex changes imminent from healthcare reform, it is even more imperative to take steps to ensure that a strong and healthy pipeline of individuals exists are ready to assume senior leadership roles.

BTW Director of Evaluation & Organizational Learning Kim Ammann Howard, will participate in a panel discussion with Cecilia Echeverria, a Blue Shield of California Foundation program officer, and Tracy Macdonald Mendez, an emerging clinic leader to discuss their experiences designing, evaluating and receiving a variety of leadership development supports. The panel will focus on the Blue Shield of California Foundation’s signature leadership development program—the Clinic Leadership Institute—and two other leadership support programs that have evolved from these efforts.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
8:30–10:00 a.m.
San Francisco, CA

The Promise and Perils of Supporting & Evaluating Network Formation & Development

Leadership Learning Community Webinar Series

The Promise and Perils of Supporting and Evaluating Network Formation and DevelopmentBTW Director of Evaluation & Organizational Learning Kim Ammann Howard, Claire Reinelt from the Leadership Learning Community and Melanie Moore from See Change hosted a Leadership Learning Community Webinar, The Promise and Perils of Supporting and Evaluating Network Formation and Development. In the Webinar, Kim draws on her experiences evaluating the Community Clinics Initiative’s Networking for Community Health Program and provides advice on evaluating, forming and cultivating networks.

February 15, 2012

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PDT

The presentation is now available.

Listening to the Beneficiaries Perspective

Join one of BTW’s founders, Fay Twersky, as she discusses the importance of the philanthropic community in listening to the perspectives of their intended beneficiaries in her Chronicle of Philanthropy article, “Foundations Can Learn a Lot From the People They Want to Help.

Fairness for Participants in Evaluation Studies: An Easy-to-Use Toolkit to Identify Issues for Consideration

American Evaluation Association,  Evaluation 2011

What does it really mean to treat participants in evaluation studies fairly, equitably and with the utmost respect? For those without a deep research background who commission evaluations, it is vital to understand whether evaluators are taking appropriate steps to protect the human subjects in their work. Does every study require an Institutional Review Board (IRB) process? When is this not necessary? Where do you begin if an IRB process is warranted? At this year’s American Evaluation Association 2011 Annual Conference, BTW Principal Ellen Irie will hold a demonstration session on a toolkit to address these issues. Relevant for those responsible for evaluation and research studies, this go-to resource provides easy-to-follow decision trees, guidelines and descriptive resources for spotting potential areas to consider and then determining next steps to ensure ethically sound evaluations.

November 3, 2011

4:30–6:00 p.m.

Hilton Anaheim, Oceanside

Anaheim, CA

Evaluating Networks: The Evolving Practices, Their Promises and Perils

American Evaluation Association, Evaluation 2011

BTW Director of Evaluation & Organizational Learning Kim Ammann Howard, Claire Reinelt from the Leadership Learning Community and Melanie Moore from See Change have been selected to present at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association. They will present the promising practices and unique challenges of three different network evaluations during their session “Evaluating Networks: The Evolving Practices, Their Promises and Perils.” This will include a discussion of the pros and cons of different data collection and analysis methods, value creation strategies for network learning processes, and the role of sponsors, facilitators and evaluators in these processes. Kim will focus on The California Endowment and Tides four-year, $10 million effort to build on community clinics’ strengths and encourage them to form multi-sector networks to more effectively promote community health. In her presentation, Kim will describe her experience evaluating the variety of approaches undertaken by the program’s 26 grantees to address a wide range of community health issues throughout California, and the resulting impacts.

November 5, 2011

2:20–3:50 p.m.

Hilton Anaheim, Pacific D

Anaheim, CA

Ellen Irie and Kim Ammann Howard will present at 2011 American Evaluation Association Conference

Ellen Irie and Kim Ammann Howard were selected to present at the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference, Evaluation 2011: Values and Valuing in Evaluation. The conference will take place November 2-5 in Anaheim, CA and will include Ellen Irie’s demonstration session, “Fairness for Participants in Evaluation Studies: An Easy-to-Use Toolkit to Identify Issues for Consideration”, and Kim Ammann Howard’s panel session, “Evaluating Networks: The Evolving Practices, Their Promises and Perils.”

Building Capacity to Promote Community Health

APHA 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition

BTW Director of Evaluation & Organizational Learning Kim Ammann Howard has been invited to present at the American Public Health Association’s 139th Annual Meeting. Kim’s session, entitled Building Capacity to Promote Community Health”, highlights BTW’s ongoing evaluation of the Community Clinics Initiative (CCI), a joint project of The California Endowment and Tides. The evaluation is focusing on the CCI’s effort to enhance the capacity of California community clinics to become “Centers for Community Health.” The presentation will feature lessons learned about supporting capacity building that are applicable to those who design, implement and support community health efforts.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Presentation: 11:42 a.m.

Washington, DC

Kim Ammann Howard to present at American Public Health Association’s 139th Annual Meeting

BTW is pleased to announce that Kim Ammann Howard’s session, “Building Capacity to Promote Community Health,” has been selected for the American Public Health Association’s 139th Annual Meeting (October 29–November 2, 2011) in Washington, DC.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Workforce Development Programs: The Case of the Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative

California Workforce Association Annual Spring Workforce Practitioner’s Conference

Ever wonder about the results of large philanthropic partnerships supporting employment training programs? Join Lande Ajose and BTW Senior Associate, Kris Helé, for a workshop focusing on these results. Their session, entitled “Measuring the Effectiveness of Workforce Development Programs: The Case of the Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative (BAWFC),” will focus on BAWFC’s ambitious efforts to promote a sector-based, dual-customer, career path approach to workforce development. The presentation will include compelling stories about project outcomes, grantees’ use of data and an approach to system change that demonstrate BAWFC’s results and illuminate common challenges to measuring success.

April 21, 2011

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina

San Diego, California

Examining the Effects of Short-Term Volunteer Projects on Host Communities

Presentation of  “The Worth of What They Do”

BTW Principal Ellen Irie participated in a conference call with Jon Rosenberg, CEO of Repair the World, to announce the results of a recent exploratory study on the impact of short-term immersive Jewish service-learning (IJSL) on communities served by IJSL programs. Around sixty five attendees listened to Ellen present highlights from the exploratory study which  found that when IJSL projects are well planned and executed, negative impacts are anticipated, and potential problems are addressed proactively, then positive impacts for host communities predominate.

December 13, 2010

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Repair the World Conference Call/Podcast

For more information, or to download a podcast of the presentation, visit Repair the Word’s Web site.

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