Leveraging the Power of Online Learning to Facilitate Quality Degree Completion
Mapping the Path(s) to Leadership: Using QM as the Foundation for an Online Degree Completion Program in Healthcare Leadership and Administration
Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest, Professor, Communication Studies/Director, General Education Program, Winona State University
Dr. Rahoi-Gilchrest credits 20+ years of teaching and nearly 20 years of communication consulting in forming her commitment to programming that is strategically targeted to its audience, particularly for adult returning students. This is vital in working with the Healthcare Leadership and Administration degree completion program at Winona State University.
Robin O'Callaghan, Senior Instructional Designer, Winona State University
Robin brings her broadcast/marketing background and extensive experience in both face-to-face and online instruction to her current position as a Senior Instructional Designer. She is certified as a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer and face-to-face trainer, and has assisted the HLA program in ensuring QM certification for all its online courses.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry will continue growing at an unprecedented rate up to 2022, creating significant demand for qualified healthcare leaders. In this interactive session, participants will work on mapping competencies, resources, and personnel to help design degree completion programs for healthcare workers. Presenters will highlight the online Healthcare Leadership and Administration Program at Winona State University, highlighting Quality Matters Rubrics, Course Certification, and Professional Development as key tools in this process.
Learning Objectives
Learners will be able to identify key competencies needed in health care leadership.
Learners will create a resource list or map to assist in program planning for adult learners in the healthcare industry.
Learners will compare and contrast different ways to address common challenges in degree completion programs.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer