Week 6 – Assignment: Justify the Staff Training Budget
Healthcare executives are continually challenged to make informed decisions about which staff trainings and education strategies are best for their organizations. How much money should be budgeted for staff training, and how does the organization know that the monies are being spent wisely?
As a healthcare manager, prepare a memorandum briefing to senior leaders to gain approval to increase your staff-training budget by at least double what it is now. The actual cost is not important here, what is important are the justifications to increase the budget. Please remember that simply stating that training is needed—to improve staff education, productivity, or other aspects—is insufficient. Be sure to include justification and reasoning as to why. You can address this assignment in terms of a generic department, or you can use the new service line created in an earlier assignment.
Support your paper with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.
Watch Videos for additional help:
The Changing Role of Managers
produced by Ash Quarry Library, in Take Away Training Series (Bendigo, Victoria: Video Education Australasia, 2001), 15 mins.
Ash Quarry Library. (2009). How to develop your people.
Briefings Publishing Group. (2014). Turning good employees into great employees.
Articulated the need for an increased staff training budget (2 points).
Defended the proposed budget in an adequate and sufficient manner (5 points).
Included a minimum of three scholarly references, with appropriate APA formatting applied to citations and paraphrasing. Paper is 5-7 pages long not including the title and reference pages (3 points).