(Alexandria, VA), October 31, 2023—The Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, announce a new partnership to provide expert-led professional development courses to AHCCCS healthcare providers so they can more effectively recruit and develop staff and retain their workforces.
“AHCCCS is focused on addressing the growing need for healthcare workers in the next decade. Ensuring providers can train and develop staff will increase retention and employee satisfaction,” said Bill Kennard, AHCCCS workforce development administrator. “Partnering with ATD brings national training expertise directly to AHCCCS providers to help them develop and manage talent.”
Through this partnership, healthcare managers, executives, workforce development professionals, trainers, and others will be able to increase their training and facilitation skills and learn strategies to develop current workforce talent and increase employee retention.
With an 80-year history of providing content, membership, and professional development across all areas of adult learning, ATD provides educational opportunities for anyone who would like to learn more about developing talent. ATD’s globally recognized Training and Facilitation Certificate Program, one of its most popular train-the-trainer offerings, draws on its extensive research and experience. The program helps all professionals become learner-centric facilitators who apply the skills of an engaging and effective trainer.
Managing talent with a cohesive strategy is an important responsibility for all managers and leaders. The ATD Integrated Talent Management Certificate Program helps participants learn practical methods to manage the workforce challenges of today and tomorrow—regardless of the organization’s size.
“We are fully committed to supporting the learning needs of the healthcare workforce in Arizona,” said Tony Bingham, ATD’s president and CEO. “ATD looks forward to bringing some of our top professional development programs to Arizona to assist providers in training and cultivating their talent.”
Founded in 1982, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona's Medicaid agency that offers healthcare programs to serve Arizona residents. Built on a system of competition and choice, AHCCCS operates under an integrated managed care model, through a Research and Demonstration 1115 Waiver. Contracted health plans coordinate and pay for physical and behavioral healthcare services delivered by more than 115,000 healthcare providers to more than 2.3 million Arizonans.
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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world’s largest professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees, improve performance, and help to achieve results for the organizations they serve. Established in 1943, the association was known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).
ATD’s members come from more than 100 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. For more information, visit td.org.
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