AARC Leadership Institute AARC Board of Directors approved a proposed plan in July of 2008 for the establishment of an ongoing, quality continuing education program for respiratory care practitioners in the areas of education, research and management.
Committee Members • Chairman: • Toni Rodriguez, EdD, RRT • Committee members: • Rob Chatburn, BS, RRT-NPS, FAARC (Research) • Rick Ford, BS, RRT, FAARC (Management) • Linda Van Scoder, EdD, RRT, FAARC (Education) • Consulting members • Tim Myers, RRT, (AARC President) • Tom Kallstrom, RRT (AARC Chief Operating Officer) • Sam Giordano, RRT (AARC Executive Director)
AARC Leadership Institute • Role of the Leadership Institute: • Provide educational resources for respiratory care practitioners ready for the next step in their career through advanced study. • Provide career guidance as well as professional mentorship. • Long term goal of course work being accepted by degree granting institutions.
AARC Leadership Institute • Role of the Leadership Institute: • A distance learning format will be used • Begin with a core of basic knowledge essential to success in any of the specialties of the Institute • Three specialty tracks: education, management and research.
AARC Leadership Institute By sharpening their skills in the areas of education, research and/or management, graduates will obtain a competitive edge over the trends and challenges facing health care practitioners today and in the future.
Core Curriculum • There is a core of basic knowledge essential to success in any of the specialties of the Institute. • General knowledge • Critical appreciation of finance • Organizational structure and management • General intellectual capacities • Thinking • Writing • Communicating
Core Curriculum • CCC 101: Introduction to Human Communication • CCC 102: Health Information Management and Informatics • CCC 103: Financial Planning and Budgeting Principles • CCC 104: Small Group Problem Solving and Decision Making • CCC 105: Basic Management Skills
Next Steps: • RFP Development: • Each participant in the Institute must initially complete the Core Curriculum before entering a specialty track. • RFP for development of the 5 Core Modules is underway and is available for review at: http://www.aarc.org/headlines/10/11/leadership_institute/ • 5 modules/7 competencies per module • Target completion date late January 2011
For Additional Information • Submit applications to: • Thomas Kallstrom • AARC • 9425 N MacArthur Blvd • Irving, TX 75063 • firstname.lastname@example.org • Send technical questions to: • Steven Nelson • email@example.com