Succession planning in local health departments (LDHs) is the proactive attempt to ensure that leadership in LHDs will be continuous by identifying how these positions will be filled as both planned and unplanned departures occur. For many reasons, succession planning does not commonly take place in the LHD setting. In this first in a series of three introductory level webinars, Dr. Schmalzried addressed the following learning objectives: to understand the concept of succession planning; to appreciate the importance of creating a succession plan; to learn about motivating factors and key principles behind succession planning; and to understand why LHDs have not developed succession plans.
Dr. Schmalzried is a Professor of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Public and Allied Health at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Prior to coming to BGSU as a fulltime faculty member in 2005, Dr. Schmalzried served for 18 years as Health Commissioner for two county health districts – Fulton County and Henry County, Ohio. While there, he led a staff of over 85 providing both traditional public health services and innovative programs including Home Health, Hospice, a regional dental center, and a mobile migrant medical services project. Prior to being a health commissioner, Dr. Schmalzried spent seven years with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, first as an Environmental Scientist and then as a Certified Environmental Engineer.
Speaker: Hans Schmalzried, PhD, Professor of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Public and Allied Health at Bowling Green State University
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you register for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).