Management Essentials in Long-Term Care
Management Essentials in Long-Term Care is now available! This new program replaces the “Long Term Care Management” program which has been retired.
Management Essential for Long-Term Care builds upon our acclaimed Management Essentials Program. In addition, to this comprehensive management program, students will be provided a context for managing in the long-term care sector and be provided individual faculty who can support them in this.
Management Essential for Long-Term Care prepares students to manage in a Long-Term care environment by providing the essential management skills to effectively respond to the ever changing long-term care environment and to manage and lead teams within this environment. This new program weaves the industry-standard LEADS in a Caring Environment framework throughout the course to increase your effectiveness as a manager in long-term care.
This course is designed to meet the educational requirements for Long Term Care Administrators as set out in the Ontario Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007. Click here to view section 212, 4(d) of the act.
Management Essentials in Long-Term Care:
- Developed by health leaders and experts in health management, leadership, and long-term care
- Focuses on essential management skills for long-term care managers
- Provides an interactive, online learning environment
- Allows a self-paced, flexible learning schedule; and students are able to continue working
- Uses the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework throughout program
- Includes Keys to Success videos from prominent leaders in the health sector
- Expert faculty who are leaders in long-term care
- Continuous intake; register any time –there are no registration deadlines.
At a Glance:
- Program includes:
- Coaching from Long-Term Care leaders throughout the program
- Webinars from subject matter experts from across Canada
- Final project with one-on-one coaching
- 8 courses with assessments:
- Understanding the Long-Term Care system
- Introduction to Managing and Leading
- Health Law, Policies and Standards
- Planning and Setting Direction
- Monitoring, Measuring and Reporting
- Managing Financial Resources
- Managing and Leading People
- Managing and Leading Teams
- Register any time – there are no registration deadlines. Please allow 7 business days for your registration to be processed.
- Complete as quickly as you want – maximum 12 months.
- Length: Approximately 210 hours of learning time. Each course is approximately 25 hours plus the final project.
At the end of the comprehensive program, students will be able to:
- Understand the challenges of managing and leading in a Long-Term Care environment
- Recognize the relationship and differences between management and leadership skills
- Apply essential management techniques and tools to successfully manage daily operations, including: Direction Setting, Decision Making, Planning and Organizing, Staff Management and Financial and Information Management
- Identify leadership techniques to apply to enhance results and effectiveness as a manager
This program is intended for new or aspiring managers in long- term care from:
- Long-term care facilities
- Retirement, assisted-living, and nursing homes
- Complex continuing care facilities
- Facilities with specialty-care beds
For example, participants may include:
- regulated and non-regulated health professionals (eg., nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacy technicians, medical laboratory technologists, etc.)
- project or program managers
- departmental managers in health organizations (eg., purchasing, housekeeping, facilities, etc.)
- anyone else who is interested in upgrading or refreshing their existing management and leadership knowledge.
The Management Essentials in Long-Term Care Program includes 8 courses:
This course is intended to increase your ability to manage in the unique long-term care system by understanding the evolution of the healthcare and how Long-Term care developed. We will look at the Long-Term care users in the system and major issues and challenges affecting Long-Term care managers and why management and leadership skills are both required within this context.
This course will describe management and leadership skills and how good management and leadership can have a positive impact on your program, department and organization. The skills and processes that you previously used to manage your own work may not translate into successfully managing and leading others. This course will give you an introduction to managing and leading within the context of the health system and help you to prepare for this challenging and rewarding role.
At the completion of this course students will recognize laws, policies and standards that will guide their actions as managers in the health system. Students will also understand how to apply leadership capabilities where they will be required to use their judgement in situations that may not align with existing norms or where policies do not currently exist.
At the completion of this course students will be able to apply their learning to real life situations where they will have to develop and set a plan in motion. In addition, because the healthcare environment is one with changing and competing priorities, students will be able to recognize the importance of developing plans that can be changed if needed, and the steps required to implement the change to respond to current priorities.
This course provides students with introductory monitoring, measuring and reporting skills so that students will have an understanding about how they can be used to handle common challenges they will face. Students will also get an understanding of the effective use of credible data and information in managing for results.
The course will enhance your skills in planning, developing and monitoring budgets.
Managing staff can be one of the biggest challenges that a manager in healthcare faces, while, at the same time, it can also be one of the most rewarding aspects of the role. At the completion of this course students will understand the challenge of transitioning from colleague and co-worker to manager, understand what it means to manage and lead staff and implement techniques to motivate staff, and manage communication and conflict.
At the completion of this course students will be able identify approaches to influence how work is accomplished through effective leadership and management of teams.
Key leadership capabilities, using the LEADS in a Caring Environment leadership framework, are woven throughout each course.
The textbook is included in the cost. Once your registration has been processed the textbook will be shipped to you.
The Management Essentials in Long-Term Care Program includes 8 courses and a final project.
- Graded Discussion Forums
Students receive a program certificate in Management Essentials in Long-Term Care issued by HealthCareCAN upon successful completion of the Comprehensive Program.
To achieve a program certificate, students must:
- Complete all components of the program.
- Achieve 60% on the final projects.
- Pass each graded component with 60% or greater and achieve an overall grade of 60% or greater.
CHA Learning only accepts online registrations. You will receive instructions about how to submit your registration documents after your tuition payment has been processed.
The following are required for admission into the comprehensive program and individual courses.
- Current resume – includes work and education history
- English is the language of instruction for all CHA Learning courses. In order to be successful in the course work, English proficiency is required and it is essential that students be competent reading, writing and speaking English. It is therefore expected that all written assignments submitted as part of the course work show proficiency and clarity. Course work submitted that does not meet the level of proficiency and clarity required may be returned for revision, or may not meet the standards to achieve a passing grade.CHA Learning’s standards for English proficiency are outlined below. You do not need to submit proof of having met the standards below, however CHA Learning courses are designed for those who meet these standards.
- Completion of a minimum Canadian grade 12 English, or equivalent, as assessed by a formal education assessment (e.g. World Education Service). Applicants who do not have grade 12 English or higher should possess English proficiency, at or above the following standards:
- Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) with a minimum 60 overall band
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet Based Testing (IBT) with a minimum overall score of 80 (minimum score of 20 in each category)
- Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA) with a score of 8 in all sections
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Band 6 or higher
After your tuition payment has been received and processed you will be sent an email with instructions to upload the required registration documents to your account on the HealthCareCAN website. These instructions will be emailed to you within 7 business days after your tuition payment has been made.
Please ensure the file name for each registration document includes the document name, your first initial and your last name (e.g. resume_asmith.doc). This way CHA Learning will be able to quickly identify your registration documents. Upload your documents in the following formats:
- Microsoft Word
You must submit all of your registration documents at the same time, failure to do so will indicate an incomplete registration. Please note attachments cannot be modified after they are submitted.
After your tuition payment has been received and processed (up to 7 business days) you will receive an email with instructions to complete the registration form and access the material on the Learning Gateway. Your program will start once you have access to the material; program start dates can not be set to commence at a later date.
Students must have basic computer knowledge and internet navigation skills. Students should have access to a computer with Windows 7 or higher in order to access the required program resources and to ensure optimal performance. Students choosing to use Mac or Linux operating systems must have experience using alternate remote access software.
Skype is required for the final project in the Comprehensive Program.
|Screen Resolution||800×600 (minimum); 1024×768 (recommended)|
|Internet Browser||Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 9, Safari 5, Google Chrome 11, Opera 9|
|Internet Connection||Broadband (cable or DSL) connection required|
|Software||Microsoft Office Suite (or equivalent), Adobe Reader|
|Other||Computer with webcam and microphone, telecommunications software (Skype)|
Please note that CHA Learning staff can only assist Windows operating system users and provide technical support in relation to our website, we do not provide technical support for internet and/or basic computer use.