Governance & Executive Education

AWPHD in partnership with WSHA offers its members educational opportunities to increase their knowledge and understanding of hospital governance in Washington state. This education assists executive leadership and board members in assessing and enhancing hospital operations and board effectiveness.

Earn your Governance & Executive Education certificate by completing 12 points by December 31st. Each 1-hour session qualifies for 1 point.

Register for upcoming courses and access the OnDemand library of content through the AWPHD and WSHA Governance Education Portal. For more information on how to create an account and register for an upcoming session or and watch recorded sessions, use this how-to. Any further questions, please email govedu@wsha.org.

Register for upcoming Governance Education sessions

To register for upcoming or access past Governance Education sessions, please log in to the Governance Education Portal.

Upcoming Governance & Executive Education Sessions

June 18, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Board Ethics & Conflict of Interest

Speaker: Taya Briley, Executive Vice President, WSHA
June 24, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Asking Voters for Funding; What it means and how to get there

Speaker: Matthew Ellsworth, Executive Director, AWPHD
June 25, 2024 | 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

What’s New in Open Public Meetings and Records Rules

Speaker: Steve Gross, Legal Consultant, MRSC
June 26, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Make Your Own Luck: The Value of Being Seen by Your Community

Speaker: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, Sunshine Communications
September 18, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2024 Procurement for PHDs

Speaker: Josh Klika, Procurement Consultant, MRSC

2024 New Commissioner Welcome & Training

A welcome to the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts and the available tools and resources for commissioners. Followed by a training on Governance: Rules of the Road. This is an excellent resource for becoming a high-functioning board of commissioners for a public hospital district. To automatically log your point toward your Health Care Governance Certification for this session, please log in through the Governance Education portal.

AWPHD Commissioner Tools & Resources Slides

Governance: Rules of the Road Slides

2023 Public Records Officer Webinar Part II for Public Hospital Districts

To automatically log your point toward your Health Care Governance Certification for this session, please log in through the Governance Education portal.

PowerPoint Slides

The Part I webinar is below, 2022 Public Records Officer Webinar for Public Hospital Districts.

Everything Old is New Again: New Tools for Public Hospital District Communication and Engagement

To automatically log your point toward your Health Care Governance Certification for this session, please log in through the Governance Education portal.

In today’s dynamic healthcare landscape and noisy media environment, Public Hospital Districts (PHDs) need new ways to inform and engage the community. PHDs also have unique limitations when it comes to the traditional “marketing” approaches. This AWPHD member panel session will explore how some new tools are helping us do “old” work of making our services known and understood.

Facilitator: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, Sunshine

Communications Panelists:

Jen Carter, Commissioner, Snoqualmie Valley Health

Elise Cutter, CEO, Island Health

Alison Weigley, Director of External Relations, Pullman Regional Hospital

2022 Public Records Officer Webinar for Public Hospital Districts

To automatically log your point toward your Health Care Governance Certification for this session, please log in through the Governance Education portal.

PowerPoint Slides