Skip to 0 minutes and 12 secondsHello. My name's Sheree Lloyd. And my colleague Richard Olley and I would like to welcome you to Future-Proofing the Health Workforce. Richard and I are both actively involved with the Australasian College of Health Service management, the peak professional body for health-service leaders. We have years of experience, both locally and internationally, leading health-service entities and teaching health-services management. Over the next two weeks, we will build a shared understanding of health workforce planning and management, covering everything from who makes up the health workforce to the challenges in organising, developing, and retaining the health workforce. We will also explore innovative workforce models and strategies to future-proof the health workforce.

Skip to 0 minutes and 57 secondsDuring the two weeks, we'll be asking you to share your own experiences and opinions about health workforce issues and to offer suggestions on building a skilled health workforce that can be sustained in the longer term. So I hope we'll have a robust discussion on the issues facing the health workforce and together identify contemporary models of health workforce planning. Thank you for joining us in this course. And we're really looking forward to working with you.

Welcome to the course

Welcome to Future-proofing the health workforce. In this video Sheree Lloyd gives you an overview of the journey that you will take in this course.

Your learning journey in this course

The course will run over two weeks. In the first week, we begin by asking you to reflect on what health workforce means to you and why it is important. We define health workforce and its composition. Week 1 is also about understanding the indicators of workforce supply and demand. We end the week by looking at the role of clinicians as leaders.

Week 2 is all about the challenges and solutions of planning and managing the health workforce: such as the globally mobile workforce, the intergenerational workforce and changing demographics. We look at the solutions such as innovative health workforce models. In Week 2 we have the opportunity to hear from Dr Gloria Nambozo who talks about her personal experience as a health worker and manager in Uganda.

Meet the team

You are in expert hands in this course with Richard Olley and Sheree Lloyd.

Lead Educator: Richard Olley

Lead Educator: Richard Olley Richard Olley has a long history as a health executive in the public and private sector and is the current Chair, Aged & Disability Advocacy Australia and board member Older Persons Advocacy Network. Richard now teaches Health Services Management at Griffith University, School of Medicine where he teaches Healthcare Systems, Health Workforce, Health Workforce Planning and Applied Ethics and Law in Health Services Management. Richard is also the Assistant Chief Examiner for the Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM).

Educator: Sheree Lloyd

Educator: Sheree Lloyd Sheree Lloyd is a Senior Lecturer in Health Services Management at Griffith University. She is the academic convenor for the Work Integrated Learning Program. Sheree has been a leader within the health information management profession and managed large groups of staff and teams in health care services. She is an active member of the Health Information Management of Australia and fellow of ACHSM.

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Future-proofing the Health Workforce

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