Committee on Continuing Competency (CCC)
Policy and Procedures

Purpose:

To assess the educational needs of our membership; to assess the educational needs of the non-members who attend the NYSCHP programs; to develop educational programs including the Annual Assembly and Midyear Clinical Meetings.

I.  Education Needs Assessment and Goals

a. Committee responsibilities:
  i. Revise Council needs assessment instrument at least every two (2) years to reflect the membership of NYSCHP and non-member attendees’ of NYSCHP programs current educational needs.
  ii.Evaluate results of educational needs assessment.
  iii.Propose educational goals for approval by the Board of Directors.
  iv.Suggest approaches to meet educational goals.
b. Staff responsibilities:
  i.Distribute needs assessment instrument to local chapters and all ACPE statement of CE credit recipients.
  ii.Collect surveys and tabulate results.
  iii.Suggest approaches to meet educational goals.
  iv.Evaluate/investigate suggested educational options.

II.  Educational programs at the Annual Assembly and Midyear Clinical Meetings

a. Committee responsibilities:
  i.Choose educational theme 8-12 months prior to event based on needs assessment, recent trends, offerings from other organizations providing CE for pharmacists.
  ii.Develop general learning objectives, suggested topics and speakers for meetings (2-3 per topic).
  iii.Review/develop proposals for format of meetings based on educational efficacy, attendance goals, budget considerations, etc.
  iv.Present proposal to Board of Directors through Division Director.
  v.Appoint a Program Chair from among committee members.
  vi.Division Director, CCC Chair and Program Chair provide input to the Executive Director in the development of the educational program.
  vii.Review educational program evaluation and suggest/evaluate suggestions for possible future revisions.

b. Staff Responsibilities:
  i.Develop educational program based on direction for the CCC, which meets ACPE requirements and financial goals as specified by the Board of Directors.
  ii.Contact and negotiate with potential speakers.
  iii.Solicit input during development of the educational program.
  iv.Handle all correspondence with and arrangement for speakers.
  v.Collect program evaluations and tabulate results.
  vi.Review educational program evaluation and suggest/evaluate suggestions for possible future revisions.

c. Program Chair Responsibilities:
  i.Serve as liaison with CCC.
  ii.Review credentials of proposed speakers.
  iii.If necessary, contact confirmed speakers regarding proposed objectives and provide clarification.
  iv.Receive copies of all correspondence with speakers and serve as a resource to speakers regarding the program, Council policy, etc.
  v.Be familiar with speaker ready room, education room set-up.
  vi.Make arrangements to have speakers greeted upon arrival.
  vii.Deliver welcome prior to the first keynote speaker.
  viii.Make arrangements for speaker introductions.


III.  New Educational Programs

a. Suggest/evaluate proposals for new programs.
i.Present proposal or review of proposal to Board of Directors.
ii.Assist in development of pilot program, if appropriate.

b. Staff responsibilities:
i.Suggest/evaluate proposals for new programs.
ii.Assist in development of pilot program, if appropriate.
iii.Implement approved plans.