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04.11.24

Best Practices in Frontline Worker Retention: Advocate Health’s Teammate Success Coaching Program

How can we better support and retain frontline workers? Join Advocate Health’s Bridgett Beene and Tanisha Isom to learn about their in-house coaching program for newly hired frontline teammates experiencing personal and professional barriers. With the help of Success Coaches, participants receive holistic, individualized coaching, wraparound support, career advising, and essential skills training for their first 90 days of employment.
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03.12.24

March 2024 Quarterly Meeting

AGENDA: CHWC updates on Good Jobs Challenge & Youth Pathways Committee Interactive discussion & breakout rooms to plan 3 upcoming learning events Presentation of the UIC Clinical Laboratory Development Program, a new apprenticeship program to train lab technicians Presentation of the Chicago Civic Committee’s initiative to support hiring and retention of alumni of community violence interruption programs
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01.24.24

ASPIRE Evanston: How Public-Private Partnerships Can Advance Healthcare Career Pathways

Join us to learn how Endeavor Health (formerly NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health) partnered with the City of Evanston, Evanston Township High School (iKIT Workforce Program), the Evanston Work Ethic (WE) Program, and Oakton College to build ASPIRE Evanston, a workforce pipeline program. Launching in 2022, this partnership has led to job shadowing, summer internships and scholarships for Evanston residents ages 17-30 years old
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12.12.23

December 2023 Quarterly Meeting

At our last meeting of 2023, we’ll reflect on our accomplishments this year, discuss plans for 2024, provide an update on the Youth Pathways Committee, and provide an update on our Certified Nursing Assistant Training Hub, featuring a overview of Rush’s PCT Apprenticeship program and their new PCT >> ADN >> BSN pathway program.
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10.17.23

“What Opportunities?”: Understanding Committed Frontline Healthcare Workers’ Perceptions of Career Advancement Opportunities

Join us for the release of our “Career Pathway Mapping Project” research findings with Ellen Frank-Miller, PhD., founder and CEO of the Workforce & Organizational Research Center (WORC). How do frontline workers, specifically certified nursing assistants, medical assistants, and patient service representatives, perceive their opportunities for advancement in healthcare? Find out what we’ve learned through a year-long study with CHWC
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09.12.23

September 2023 Quarterly Meeting

Join our virtual quarterly meeting to hear updates on the Good Jobs Challenge CNA training hub, learn about Corporate Coalition’s Fair Chance Hiring cohort, and see our new website!
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08.30.23

Healthcare Career Programs Info Session

This event provides an overview of 2023-2024 school-year programs for high school students interested in exploring careers in healthcare. They include internships, mentorship, and volunteer opportunities. Most deadlines are in September and October 2023. Specifically, the event highlights the UI Health Urban Health Club + CHAMPIONS program, Northwestern Medicine Discovery program, Rush Education and Career Hub Bridges Mentorship programs, UI
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06.13.23

June 2023 Quarterly Meeting

This meeting was held in person on June 13th, 2023 and features an update on Senator Durbin’s HEAL initiative, an overview of the Certified Nursing Assistant program CHWC is launching with Good Jobs Challenge funding, and an update from the CHWC Youth Pathways committee.
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06.07.23

Training & Development at the Heart of Your Career

This lunch & learn session took place on 6/7/23, hosted by the team at Lurie Children’s Hospital. It features the programs Lurie provides to expose and nurture individuals through careers in healthcare.
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03.14.23

March 2023 Quarterly Meeting

Held on March 14th, 2023, meeting included presentation of 2023 strategic plan, updates on new employer MOUs and website refresh, updates on the Good Jobs Challenge grant, and information on the Generation Work employer cohort.
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02.21.23

Team Member Success Coaching

This event was part of a Lunch & Learn series, hosted on February 21st, 2023. Michele Smith and Bridgett Beene of Advocate Aurora Health presented their new Team Member Success Coaching program, an in-house coaching program offering support and resources to newly hired team members experiencing barriers to retention such as childcare, transportation, and food security.
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02.15.23

Inclusive Hiring Strategies & Lessons Learned

This event was part of a Lunch & Learn series, hosted on February 15th, 2023. Ashley Casiello and Audrey Gamet from UChicago Medicine’s Talent Strategy Team discussed some of their latest initiatives to support inclusive hiring at the academic health system. From external hiring to internal promotion, Ashley and Audrey discussed the programs and tactics they’ve employed, the challenges they’ve
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