Upcoming Live Distance Learning Events

In an effort to offer health center personnel remote avenues for continuing education, CHAMPS hosts live, online webcasts specifically designed for Region VIII health centers throughout the year. Please refer to the descriptions for each event for more information about available credit, topics, presenters, etc. Most* CHAMPS live distance learning events are FREE for all health centers (Health Center Program Grantees and FQHC Look-Alikes) and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY), including computer link and CE credit, and fees for links to webcasts and/or CE credit may apply for other participants unless otherwise indicated in the descriptions for each event below. Please visit the Region VIII Health Centers and PCAs page to determine if your organization qualifies for free participation in most live CHAMPS distance learning events. Please visit the Online Archived CHAMPS Distance Learning Events webpage for recordings of past events. *Intensive courses like Spanish Language Training and Supervisor/Manager Training courses have fees associated, despite being virtual following the pandemic.

For information about online CHAMPS On-Demand Modules and Courses, please click HERE.
For information about online CHAMPS Podcasts, please click HERE.

Please click or scroll down to view descriptions of upcoming live CHAMPS Distance Learning Events:

Spanish Language for Healthcare Providers

Event Overview: CHAMPS offers medical Spanish language training for clinicians at Region VIII health centers each April. This training is an intensive, conversational, and medical Spanish workshop consisting of medical dialogues, role-plays, visual aids, cross-cultural discussions, and daily practice. The course curriculum provides an experience of immersion learning, an approach that is highly suitable for those with limited time, and who must use their new language skills immediately with their Spanish-speaking patients. All courses within the Spanish Language for Health Care Providers training will be held via Zoom and a camera is required to participate.

In addition to the traditional four-day Medical Spanish Course for Beginner and Intermediate Spanish Speakers, three two-day Spanish language courses will be offered: Medical Spanish for Advanced Spanish Speakers, Spanish for Oral Health Providers, and Spanish for Behavioral Health Providers.

The 2024 Spanish Language for Healthcare Providers courses have now concluded. Please check back at the end of the year for 2025 dates.

If you have any questions, please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director.

Beyond CORE Competencies: Next Level Skills for Health Center Supervisors and Managers (NLS)
Registration is closed.

The next training will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday mornings, April 24 – May 29, 2024. It is recommended for managers and supervisors with a minimum of 18 months of supervisory experience, or as a follow-up to the CHAMPS “CORE Competencies for Health Center Supervisors and Managers” training.

Course Overview: The “Next Level Skills” training allows health center managers and supervisors to delve deeper into the best practices, knowledge, and skills needed to be a great manager. This course begins with a review of crucial skills needed to hire, coach, retain, and manage others. Participants will then move to higher-level learning for effectively engaging a diverse workforce; avoiding, circumventing, and de-escalating conflict; strengthening day-to-day decision-making practices; and successfully managing change.

For more information on this training, please visit the Leadership Learning Opportunities webpage.