Micro-Credentials and Workshops

Build a more productive and effective workforce with these standalone professional development offerings.

Support Development of Your Employees Skills and Knowledge

As part of the developmental pathways St. Catherine University offers its corporate partners, the university has designed a series of bootcamps organized around learning and applying a diverse set of interrelated skills. These bootcamps support every type of organization in developing a stronger, more agile group of employees. They also teach the skills and knowledge professionals need to become leaders.

St. Kate’s offers organizations an experienced, proven partner for employee education and training. These bootcamps apply to professionals from private companies, public agencies and nonprofits.

Micro-Credentials From St. Kate’s

To offer more options for building a well-rounded and trained workforce, St. Catherine University offers bundles of professional development offerings. These bundled offerings focus on developing in-demand knowledge and skills. They are available in a variety of lengths and delivery modalities.

This micro-credential is designed to provide students knowledge and skills that position them to contribute to high-performing healthcare teams. Earners must complete a series of four healthcare-oriented, credit-bearing offerings:

  • Healthcare Teams Foundations and Medical Terminology
  • St. Catherine University CNA Program
  • Healthcare Teams and Quality Outcomes
  • The Developing Leader
  • They must also complete CNA coursework and clinical experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop team skills important to professional practice.
  • Develop a working vocabulary of medical terminology.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of nursing assistants including ethics, communication, legal responsibilities, and abuse laws.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills including recording and reporting.
  • Demonstrate safety and infection control practices that comply with standards of practice.
  • Describe the functions of body systems as they relate to the nursing assistant scope of practice.
  • Identify stages of growth and development.
  • Define common medical terms and abbreviations used in healthcare.
  • Demonstrate competence and proficiency in a variety of skills.
  • Comply with privacy and confidentiality laws.
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with professional work standards.

This micro-credential provides students with knowledge and skills to effectively bridge the gap between cultures and healthcare systems. Earners must complete a series of six healthcare-oriented, credit-bearing offerings:

  • Community Health Worker Role, Advocacy, Outreach and Resources
  • Health Communication and Cultural Competence, Teaching and Capacity Building
  • Documentation, Legal and Ethical Issues in Community Health Work
  • Health Promotion Competencies I & II
  • Medical Terminology
  • Role of Community Health Worker – Field Internship

Learning Outcomes 

  • Understand the value of self-care and personal wellness.
  • Identify strategies to ensure personal safety during home visits.
  • Understand the role that community health workers play in connecting clients with resources.
  • Identify aspects of successful verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Practice active listening.
  • Practice motivational interviewing.
  • Demonstrate how CHWs increase access to healthcare and social services for individuals.
  • Demonstrate how CHWs increase access to healthcare and social services for communities.
  • Identify strategies to empower clients to achieve personal health goals.
  • Describe the legal responsibilities of a CHW.
  • Describe how to gather data, document, and report client visits.
  • Discuss the legal and ethical considerations of conducting and documenting client visits.
  • Understand the role of CHWs in promoting healthy lifestyle choices to clients.
  • Identify key considerations related to maternal and child health.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of trauma informed care strategies.
  • Identify the social determinants impacting patient health.
  • Reflect on the role of CHWs in increasing health equity.
  • Demonstrate strategies and resources CHWs use to mitigate chronic, infectious, and communicable diseases.
  • Develop a working vocabulary of medical terminology.
  • Distinguish use cases for medical terms in a clinical setting.
  • Explore the CHW role via on-site practice and skills building.

Participants in this micro-credential program learn a framework for addressing career-related goals and outcomes regardless of the learner’s field of study. Participants can mix and match modules (each five hours of content) to fit emerging needs. Modules include:

  • Career and Self-Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork and Technology

Learning Outcomes

  • Awareness of one’s own strengths and areas for development.
  • Develop plans and goals for one’s future career.
  • Make decisions and solve problems using sound, inclusive reasoning and judgment.
  • Gather and analyze information from a diverse set of sources and individuals to fully understand a problem.
  • Keep an open mind to diverse ideas and new ways of thinking.
  • Demonstrate flexibility by adapting to diverse environments.

This micro-credential helps professionals develop 21st century leadership capabilities required for success in today’s dynamic business environment. Participants can mix and match modules (each five hours of content) to fit emerging needs. Modules include Ethical Leadership, Leading People, Leveraging Relationships, Collaboration, Professional Presence and Conflict Resolution.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop team skills important to professional practice.
  • Develop a working vocabulary of medical terminology.
  • Distinguish use cases for medical terms in a clinical setting.

In this micro-credential program, leaders learn to create inclusive workplaces where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged, helping organizations achieve vision and mission goals. Participants gain knowledge of diverse cultures, cross-cultural communication, the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the uses of power between groups. Participants can mix and match modules (each five hours of content) to fit their needs. Modules include Inspiring Diverse Teams, Inclusive Leadership, Communicating Across Differences, Creative Collaboration, Understanding Bias, Justice and Sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

  • Cultural competency.
  • Cultural adaptability.
  • Build a culture of trust where people feel valued.
  • Establish a behavioral toolkit to create change.
  • Lead with empathy.
  • Allyship.

St. Kate’s Bootcamps and Workshops for Professionals

St. Kate’s Bootcamps for Professionals are designed for working professionals. Each focuses on helping your employees develop a diverse set of skills in important areas. All of them provide professionals the chance to focus on a single topic during an intensive workshop.

This workshop offers an eight-hour experience for preceptors, mentors and clinical faculty. Participants explore and apply concepts of prebriefing, facilitation and debriefing in simulation activities to provide opportunities to practice, learn from others and gain confidence in the development of these skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss how the practice of prebriefing benefits and establishes expectations for successful clinical/fieldwork experiences.
  • Practice facilitation strategies of cueing to support the development of clinical judgment for students.
  • Utilize debriefing strategies of clinical/fieldwork experiences to explore and facilitate clinical judgment in students.

Learn best practices in feedback related to techniques and how to effectively apply them in various settings. Understand how to value the importance of feedback skills to support the preceptor-learner relationship, discuss effective feedback strategies to use with learners, and practice using feedback strategies to build skills to support preceptors, mentors and clinical faculty.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Value the importance of feedback skills to support the preceptor-learner relationship.
  • Discuss effective feedback strategies to use with learners.
  • Practice using feedback strategies to build skills to support preceptors, mentors, and clinical faculty.

Learn about cultural humility, a process that requires being open, self-aware and the ability to recognize implicit biases. Develop cultural humility skills and value the importance of using these skills to improve the care of patients and clients.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Define the practice of cultural humility skills.
  • Value the importance of learning cultural humility skills to impact the care of patients/clients.
  • Assist students to synthesize clinical/fieldwork experiences through effective debriefing strategies.

Digital Badging From St. Kate’s

St. Catherine University focuses on providing professionals in your organization the tools needed to expand their knowledge and skills, making an impact on your organization. St. Kate’s also gives professionals a way to display their newly earned credentials with digital badges as part of all its Continuing Education offerings. Digital credentials allow learners to highlight their skills. They can be used on social media sites, as well as on company websites. These digital badges contain verified metadata that describes the employee’s qualifications and the process required to earn them.

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