Empowering Colleagues to Achieve Workplace Improvements - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Empowering Colleagues to Achieve Workplace Improvements

Empowering Colleagues to Achieve Workplace Improvements
May 1, 2024
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
West Grove United Methodist Church
Neptune, NJ
3.0 Contact Hours

Description: Our hospitals and healthcare systems work better when our members can speak freely in the workplace about the quality of patient care, safety, and workplace standards. We need to strengthen our workplace voice by strengthening our communication skills and methods to advocate with one voice. Change is possible when we stand together with members who are engaged and mobilized into action. Participants of this workshop will learn how to communicate about workplace issues, how to best identify which issues they should address, and how to engage and mobilize their colleagues both individually and collectively to make improvements regarding those identified issues.

Outcome: 85% of workshop participants will self-report increased knowledge to communicate, engage, and mobilize colleagues to advocate effectively to improve patient care and workplace issues.

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JED TYRPAK, MA, MDiv, HPAE Education and Health & Safety Coordinator

Jed is the Education and Health & Safety Coordinator for HPAE. In his 14+ years working for two healthcare unions, Jed has had the opportunity to lead dozens of internal organizing campaigns and to train dozens of member leaders and union staff to be successful in their internal organizing campaigns. Jed has a particular passion for bringing an internal organizing framework to workplace health and safety issues as part of a collective effort to work at fixing a vital piece of our broken healthcare system one campaign and one healthcare facility at a time. Jed resides in Woodbridge, New Jersey with his spouse and three children.

JOEL BROOKS, BA, HPAE Staff Representative

Joel has worked as union organizer and representative for 18 years, the last nine at HPAE. Before that he worked at SEIU 1199 New England, the Teamsters and the United Auto Workers. Joel holds a bachelor’s degree in history from New York University. He believes that when working people take action, they can build power and improve their workplaces and their communities. He lives in Jersey City with his partner, who is a registered nurse.

MARCUS PRESLEY, MSW, HPAE Staff Representative

Marcus has nearly 20 years of experience as a union and community organizer. Prior to joining HPAE, Marcus worked to organize residents to fight for legislation that led to thousands of units of affordable housing in the city of Philadelphia and participated in successful union organizing campaigns all across the country. He is dedicated to helping to build powerful worker led unions and continues to be active in his community. Marcus earned his MSW in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania.

ACCREDITED PROVIDER: American Federation of Teachers/Nurses and Health Professionals is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. P#0003.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: There has been no commercial support of this program and the presenters declare there is no conflict of interest.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION: The learner must attend 100 percent of each chosen session. After the learner has completed all of his or her chosen sessions, a certificate of attendance, program evaluation/survey must be completed and returned to the provider.

CONTACT HOURS: If applicable; contact hours awarded 100% of activity; or missing no more than 10 minutes of activity; attendee with a successful completion (noted above) will be awarded contact hours.

There has been no commercial support of this program and the presenters declare there is no relevant financial relationships. Partial credit will not be awarded.