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Continuing Education and Professional Development Opportunities

Through our Education and Learning Services, Lawrence Memorial Hospital provides continuing education and training for physicians and health professionals. Our educational programming is designed for ongoing professional development, with topics aimed at helping everyone within a healthcare organization.

Current Class Offerings: April - June 2013

Effective Process Improvement Meetings

This class is for anyone who wants to manage or participate in PI team meetings more effectively.  You will receive a tool to help you effectively plan, organize, and report your team’s ongoing work and results.  Feel free to bring a PI project you are working on to get feedback!

Presented by: Ava O’Flannagan, Director, Quality Services
1.5 contact hours
Fee for non-LMH participants: $22.00
April 23
Room D-North
Enrollment deadline: April 16

*LMH Associates need to have completed Effective Meeting Management-The Basics as a prerequisite

What Is Self Directed Learning and What Does It Have To Do With Competence?

Come ignite your own spirit of learning!  Join the excitement as you learn to assess your own competency and seek meaningful  ways to grow your competence.  Discover key characteristics of self directed learning and how to create a culture of collaborative meaningful learning.  Put yourself in charge of creating your own professional development.

Presented by: Rose Schaffer, MS, RN
2.0 contact hours
Fee for non-LMH participants: $30.00
April 30
Room A
Enrollment deadline:  April 23

Precepting for Success

Have you ever thought, “They asked me to precept this person and I don’t really know what to do?”  If you have then this is the class for you! You’ll recognize how the preceptor role can promote critical thinking, leadership, and relationship based care/customer service principles in daily practice; build a collaborative team (village) that supports learning opportunities; individualize orientation to the preceptee’s specific needs and learning style using the Human Dynamics Model; design an orientation plan based on the preceptee’s individual needs using simple to complex learning experiences; coach the preceptee’s successful integration of their role by using reflective practice strategies; validate the preceptee’s competency performance utilizing unit based competencies; and transition the “Letting Go” process of the preceptee achieving independence, identifying the difference between the preceptor and mentor role.

Presented by:  Rose Schaffer, MS, RN
3.5 contact hours   
Fee for non-LMH participants: $50.00
May 14                     
Room A
Enrollment deadline: May 7

Human Dynamics: Teaching for Understanding

Have you ever been frustrated getting someone to see your point of view or understanding someone else’s point of view?  This class will introduce the concept of the human dynamic framework as it relates to understanding yourself and others.  You will learn an appreciation for the 3 different ways we are all hardwired and how they affect your response to those around you in the area of teaching and understanding.  Come enjoy the fun in appreciating our commonalities and celebrating our differences.

Presented by: Rose Schaffer, MS, RN
2.0 contact hours                 
Fee for non-LMH participants: $30.00
June 14                    
Room A
Enrollment deadline: June 7

Painless PGPs:  Maximizing the PGP Experience for You and Your Employee

Performance reviews are among the most valuable resources in a manager’s toolbox, yet many struggle with how to conduct and write an effective performance review.  Join this class and learn how to maximize the PGP by creating a positive and productive experience from start to finish.

Presented by: Kristy Celis, Human Resources Analyst
1.5 contact hour                 
Fee for non-LMH participants: $22.00
April 25 
Room A
Enrollment deadline:  April 18

To Register

Please call 785-505-3072 to register for a course or request more information.

About Us

Education and Learning Services provides LMH associates and area healthcare professionals with education, training, and learning services that support the organization and its objectives for excellence as a community and regional healthcare provider, and promotes associate satisfaction with their learning and developmental opportunities at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Contact Credit: Lawrence Memorial Hospital, as an approved provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and the Kansas Respiratory Care Society, offers these programs for the stated number of hours applicable for relicensure.

Kansas Continuing Nursing Education Provider No.: LT0035-0927
Kansas Respiratory Care Society Providership No.: 045


  • Late arrivals or early departures of more than 15 minutes cannot be awarded continuing education credit.
  • We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes due to low enrollment. Notification will be given at least 1 week prior to class.
  • If registering at the door, call the Education Department to verify class.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A refund will be made only if the cancellation is received in the Education Department 24 hours prior to the start of the program.