Succession Planning in Local Health Departments: How do we do it? (Part 2 of 3)

Succession planning in local health departments (LDHs) is a 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 second presentation of a series of three introductory level webinars, Dr. Schmalzried addressed the following learning objectives: learn how the scope of succession planning can be determined for a local health department; understand how gap analysis can be conducted in a local health department; learn about various tools used for succession planning and workforce development; know about the essential components needed to design a succession plan for a local health department; and discuss succession planning strategies that could help overcome civil service and collective bargaining challenges at local health departments.

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 full-time 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, December 11, 2013
Time: 1:00-2:00pm

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