By Natasha Robinson, MPCA Communications Specialist
Michigan Primary Care Association’s 2013 Recruitment and Retention Conference is less than a month away! The conference, scheduled for June 13 in Lansing, will focus on “Getting Your Health Center Workforce Ready for Health Reform Implementation.” Spearheaded by MPCA’s Workforce Development Program Specialist Kimberly Benjamin, the day-long conference will feature speakers and panelists from state officials, to benefits consultants, to your Health Center peers.
Finding and keeping quality team members is crucial to a Health Center’s success. This year’s conference will include sessions on topics from recruitment best practices, to tips for getting your Health Center ready for full implementation of the health reform, to compensation packages that appeal to providers. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a panel of experts on physician recruitment, as well as network with your peers and colleagues. Click here for the complete agenda and to register.
Conference attendees in the past have spoken highly of the organization, timeliness, and content provided during the day. Several noted the following on their anonymous evaluations:
- “Everyone was knowledgeable about the topic and gave real-life examples.”
- “Good information that can be used for other positions as well as doctors.”
- “Congrats to Kimberly Benjamin and MPCA team. Most organized meeting I’ve attended. Great opportunity to meet others from CHC and network and learn best practices.”
- “Extremely well presented by all. Kimberly Benjamin is phenomenal. Great forum.”
The registration fee for the conference is $120 for Michigan Health Centers or Community in Health Center Development, and $150 for other organizations. Discounted hotel reservations are available if you reserve the room by May 23 by calling Candlewood Suites directly at 517.351.8181 and using the group name “Michigan Primary Care Association.”
As the Workforce Development Program Specialist, Kimberly Benjamin designs and implements workforce development initiatives to increase the effectiveness of workforce recruitment and retention programs for MPCA. She has 22 years of human resource experience working for Fortune 500 Companies such as General Motors, Ford Motor Company, ITT Industries, Wal-Mart, Toys-R-Us, Kelsey Hayes and Cornerstone Schools. She teaches human resource management and entrepreneurship classes at The University of Michigan College of Business, Wayne County Community College, Concordia University, and the Kingdom Business Institute.