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HPN International Innovations – Webinar Series

June 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

The HPN International Series will provide an opportunity to explore the challenges and opportunities that come with a globalized world, and how they relate to allied health professions. Series events will feature presentations by leading experts in allied health and will cover topics including the globalization of education and training standards, the implications of cross-border practice, and the role of accreditation in ensuring quality care across borders.

It is essential to reimagine education and accreditation in allied health professions in a globalized world. This means not only adapting to new technologies and practices, but also working to ensure that we're meeting the diverse needs of students and professionals around the world.

Session #1 – Healthcare Workforce Challenges – Is International Accreditation the Solution?

June 7 (1pm – 2:30pm ET)

Session attendees will:

  • Learn details about the global shortage of healthcare professionals and the need for international recruitment.
  • Explore what the globalization of health care IS and what it means for allied health practitioners.
  • Discover why many international programs decide to pursue accreditation.
  • Learn the processes used by accreditors to ensure that international programs produce graduates who demonstrate entry-level competency for the specific profession.

Session #2 - International Recruitment, Retention, and Onboarding – What Works!

August 23 (1pm – 2:30pm ET)

Session attendees will:

  • Learn strategies for attracting and selecting qualified international candidates.
  • Discover best practices for comprehensive onboarding processes for international employees.
  • Learn to promote effective communication and collaboration in a multicultural workplace.

Session #3 – The Nuts and Bolts of International Healthcare Employment – What You Need to Know!

October 25th (1pm – 2:30pm ET)

Session attendees will:

  • Learn details about regulatory and licensing requirements for international healthcare professionals.
  • Discuss issues such as work contracts, labor laws, and ethical obligations.
  • Explore the challenges faced by international healthcare professionals in adapting to a new culture.

The first session in the HPN International series will be held on June 7, 2023, at 1pm ET and will focus on the intricacies of implementing successful education and accreditation programs for the allied health professions in a globalized world.

Join us in our mission to navigate these changes and shape the future of education and accreditation in allied health professions.

Our Featured Speakers Include:

Lynn Brooks
Board Officer and Trustee
College of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)

Lynn Brooks has worked in healthcare for over 40 years as a senior executive and workforce activist.  He is one of the founders and a past president for the Health Professions Network.  He has also served as an officer and board member for several other high profile healthcare professional and educational organizations.  He currently serves as an officer and trustee for CGFNS, the College of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.


George W. Hatch, Jr., EdD, LP, EMTP
Executive Director
Committee on Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)

Dr. Hatch, a 45 year EMS veteran provider and professional educator, is the Executive Director of the largest Committee on Accreditation in the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) system with nearly 800 Paramedic programs in the nation and internationally. Providing oversight to the largest Board of Directors that represent the EMS profession (12 Sponsors), he was called upon to help manage the crisis of keeping the “educational pipeline” open and functioning throughout the COVID-19 crisis while supporting the accredited EMS education programs in the United States.

Serving in one of the largest community colleges in the country and responsible for educating the 3rd largest fire department in his role as Department Chairman and Program Director for over 2 decades, he’s learned a few lessons about what works in education. He holds an Educational Doctorate with a concentration in Curriculum-Instruction and Teaching from the University of Houston and is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Houston College Of Education.


Jackie Long-Godding, PhD
International Accreditation Review Committee

Jackie has more than 40 years’ experience working directly with programmatic accreditation. She was initially a program director, then an academic administrator who supervised as many as 12 allied health and nursing programs that held programmatic or specialized accreditation, and for the past 12 years, as staff for several CAAHEP committees on accreditation. She previously served as a site visitor for the CAAHEP committee on accreditation for educational programs in respiratory care and for the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). She also served as a commissioner for CAPTE.

Jackie currently serves as a member of the CAAHEP International Accreditation Review Committee, which was charged with developing CAAHEP’s policies and procedures for programs located outside the United States that wish to pursue CAAHEP accreditation, and for the committees on accreditation that wish to engage in recommending international programs for CAAHEP accreditation.

Our expert presenters will share their insights on the future of the allied health workforce in addition to sharing knowledge about the successful implementation of innovative education and accreditation programs on a global scale.

International Innovations Series

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June 7
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT


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