Updates from the STAR² Center 
February 5, 2018
STAR² Center News
Retention Academy

Thank you for all of your interest in our upcoming Retention Academy. We received over twice the number of applications than spaces available in this first cohort of 2018 but were able to select participants from 26 health centers to join us for 30 minutes each week of a mix of webinars, office hours, and assignments to understand and implement organizational strategies to reduce clinician burnout. This series will begin on Wednesday, February 7. Keep an eye on this newsletter for future training opportunities!
The STAR² Center recently launched self-paced online courses! These interactive courses are the latest addition to the growing variety of STAR² Center resources and training opportunities for health center workforce teams looking to enhance their recruitment and retention efforts.  The STAR² Center Online Courses site and a brief intro document can be accessed in the Resource Center. We have prepared some newsletter sized blurbs to help introduce these courses to workforce staff across the country, click here to access them for your newsletter!
Partner News
Regional Network Calls

Thanks to everyone who joined us on our recent regional strategy session calls! We enjoyed the chance to get together again virtually to catch up on planning and progress made by our workforce colleagues from PCAs across the country since our 2017 in person strategy sessions. If you missed your region's call or would like to get in touch about somehting you heard on your call, please contact us!
PCA Curricula Planning

Building on the regional workforce strategy sessions that the STAR² Center held with PCAs last spring, staff have met with over 20 PCAs to create individual workforce curricula. Upon reviewing PCA workforce priorities and planned activities in tandem with STAR² Center state level data, individual state training curricula have been drafted to provide a structure for their efforts and highlight areas for collaboration with other PCAs in each region to maximize the impact of training efforts for health centers. If you have any questions about your PCA curriculum or would like more information about this effort, please contact Suzanne Speer.

We've extended our deadline once more to allow more time for health centers to complete this Assessment and provide a crucial new piece of data to PCA workforce teams. The new deadline for the Assessment is February 16, 2018 . We hope that you will help share this Assessment with health centers in your state with the newsletter blurbs available on our website.

All four sessions of the 2017 Compenstation Strategy webinar series are now available for you to review! You can access the recordings and slides from this series on our website by clicking here. This program was created in collaboration with Ed Ura of Merces Consulting Group and is the precursor for an upcoming compensation strategy tool.