Welcome back. Now that you’ve completed step 1 of this exercise, you’re ready to move on to step 2, which is focused on your CME Program. This step should take you approximately 30 minutes, however feel free to use more or less time for the activity based on your organizational needs.
In Step 1, you spent time thinking about your organization as a whole. Now, we’ll take some time to reflect specifically on your CME Program. This will probably be familiar territory for you!
Like Step 1, Step 2 is designed to be completed by each individual participating in this exercise. Each member of your “team” may see things a little differently and each of those viewpoints is valuable to this discussion.
So let’s get started…
Keeping the worksheet folded in half, flip it over to page 3, which looks similar to the page we were just on, but is “Salmon”-colored. If you printed the worksheets on 8x11 sheets, simply put page 3 in front of you. Working individually, you are going to reflect on a variety of areas within your CME program. Use the worksheet to guide your work and note your reflections. As in the previous step, we’ll address each section, in alphabetical order :
- First, let’s reflect on you CME Program Mission. If you haven’t located this information before the exercise, take a moment to seek it out before proceeding. Consider the five basic components of your mission statement and briefly paraphrase the CME Purpose, content areas, target audience, types of activities, and the expected results of your CME program. Please pause the video now until you are ready to move on.
- Next, in section B, labeled “The People Involved,” list anyone who helps your CME program meet its mission. You may also want to consider if your program works with other groups on recurring or special projects. And, ultimately, who does your CME program serve? Please pause the video now until you are ready to move on.
- In section C, “The Achievements of Your CME Program,” think about what your CME program is most proud of and write it in the space provided. Put another way, if you were talking to your executive leadership or giving an interview with a reporter, what projects or successes would you highlight? Please pause the video now until you are ready to move on.
- Next, for section D on this page, which is labeled, “The Current Initiatives of Your CME Program,“ consider what issues or concerns are top priorities for your CME program. Are there special groups of people or occurrences that are being focused on more than others? Are there certain healthcare areas or topics that are imperatives for your program? Write down your thoughts in the space provided. Please pause the video now until you are ready to move on.
- Finally, now that you’ve had a chance to think about the current initiatives and priorities of your CME program, consider what might be standing in the way of addressing these priorities? This may relate to people or resources – anything that is preventing you from having an impact. Write down your thoughts in section E,” The Barriers to Implementing Initiatives.” Please pause the video now until you are ready to move on.
Great work! Now that you’ve had some time to think about your CME Program, in Step 3, we’ll look for connections between your CME program and your larger organization.