Geisinger Continuing Education Application and Planning Process

This asynchronous course is tailored for individuals involved in planning continuing education programs within healthcare, specifically aligned with Geisinger Continuing Education standards and process. The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, develop, and execute impactful educational opportunities for healthcare professionals.

Topics covered include:

  • understanding how adults learn
  • deciding the program format
  • forming a planning committee
  • defining a practice gap
  • finding applicable data sources
  • designing an evaluation
  • marketing to learners

Target Audience

The target audience for this education is activity directors, planning committe members, continuing education associates, and anyone else interested in creating quality education programs for healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of adult learning theory and their application in healthcare education.
  • Identify the steps involved in needs assessment and gap analysis for determining educational priorities.
  • Explore various program formats and delivery methods suitable for different learning objectives and participant preferences.
  • Develop strategies for engaging stakeholders and forming effective planning committees.
  • Create comprehensive evaluation plans to assess the impact of education programs on participant knowledge and behavior change.
  • Implement effective marketing and communication strategies to attract and engage learners.
  • Navigate the accreditation and compliance requirements necessary for continuing education programs.
  • Utilize technology and online platforms for delivering engaging and interactive educational content.
Course summary
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Geisinger Faculty

Courtney Hugo, MEd, MSLS

Manager, Continuing Education


Katie Klinger, MEd

Senior Education Specialist, Continuing Education


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