Millions of HR professionals around the world have found themselves in an unfamiliar role over the past year: public health decision maker. To keep our teams healthy, our workplaces safe, and our organizations functioning, we’re scouring the news, following public health officials on Twitter, and scrambling to keep up with ever-changing guidelines and best practices. We’re building policies and making decisions that have life-or-death ramifications, often without expert guidance or experience. We’re mastering new modes of communication and asking for levels of trust from our people that stretch well outside the boundaries of business as usual. We are building the plane as we fly it through a thunderstorm. And we could use some support.
The Workplace Public Health Program was created by our partners at Nomadic with epidemiologists and public health experts from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. It is the world’s first training program for workplace public health specialists and we are excited to offer it to the Josh Bersin Academy community. No matter your title, role, or sector, this Program is built to help you meet the challenges we face today and beyond.
When you enroll in Workplace Public Health, you’ll go deep into the science of Covid-19 with the world’s leading epidemiologists, and look at the big public health problems every HR team and organization must anticipate and solve. You’ll create your own strategic prevention and intervention plans, and then pressure test them against various real world scenarios. Since half of the challenge is ensuring your workforce clearly understands the policy and trusts you, we’ll then guide you through public health leadership and communication tips.
Throughout the Program, you’ll find case studies and best practices from around the world that will prepare learners for a future in which public health incidences are a manageable reality. In a crisis of this scope and magnitude, there is no one outside of our organizations and communities that can save us. If we empower our teams and ourselves to do what needs to be done to keep our workforces safe, our organizations will survive and emerge stronger from this pandemic.
This Program is dedicated to the many public health workers globally who devote their lives to the science, management, research, awareness building, and implementation of public health initiatives and pandemic response.
It is also with heavy but hopeful hearts that we dedicate this Program—and the conversations it will inspire—to two public health heroes who were particularly impactful to the Nomadic family: Jennifer Schlecht and Dr. Carolyn Keith Burr.
ApproachOnline social learning, teams of 30-50
Learning Time5-8 Hours
Duration5 weeks. Next starting: December 3, 2020
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