Article from The Weekly Educator: VHA’s Source for Learning News and Program Information
The VHA Training Modernization initiative that began its work last year is now heading—full steam ahead—into 2022 with the March kickoff of eight new integrated project teams (IPTs). This single, comprehensive initiative is striving to ensure that every VHA employee has easy access to the right training, at the right time, so they are fully equipped to deliver the highest quality of care to Veterans.
Since its inception, designated teams of subject-matter experts, guided by EES, have been actively working on designs, process developments/improvements and related outputs that will support an effective and efficient national training program.
To date, 186 VHA employees have contributed their time and expertise to this critical modernization effort. IPT members represent 17 VISNs, multiple program offices and EES, and reach across clinical, administrative, project management and education functions.
It goes without saying that this important work will have a lasting impact on the entire VHA workforce. As such, active field and program office representation and participation in these IPTs is needed to ensure that the training processes and policies developed account for critical field and program office needs.