PCN Governance Training – Essentials (Not Accredited)

This curriculum is not CME accredited.

Today's dynamic health care system creates a complex set of roles and responsibilities for PCN Board and Joint Governance Committee members. Governance representatives must be skilled and knowledgeable in foundational governance matters in order to best contribute to and influence the performance of their governing bodies. This curriculum introduces the governance of Primary Care Networks (PCN) in Alberta. You will learn about the context in which PCNs operate in Alberta, the governance structures that PCNs operate within, and the many functions, roles, and responsibilities that contribute to the optimal functioning of Boards and Committees.

Who should take this training?

Anyone interested in learning more about this subject area is welcome to register for the online courses only. Individuals who completed this curriculum between 2017 and 2020 are also welcome to register for this option. Please note, the online content largely aligns with the 2017-2020 curriculum.

If you have not taken this curriculum previously and fulfil one of the roles listed below you may wish to register in the CME-accredited curriculum, which includes a 1.5 h interactive session.

  • Members of the Physician Not-For-Profit Board
  • Members of the Joint Governance Committee
  • Members of the PCN Non-Profit Boards
  • PCN Executive Directors
  • Any individuals who provide direct support to PCN Boards/Governance Committees

Click here to learn more about PCN Governance Training - Essentials (Accredited).

How to register

Learners require a Learn@AMA account to access the curriculum. It's available on-demand which means you can complete it at your own pace, and revisit content anytime.

​Do you have questions? Email learn@albertadoctors.org

Training Details

Learning Objectives

By the end of this curriculum, learners will be able to:

  • Define the various primary care structures and the role Primary Care Networks (PCNs) play within primary health care and health transformation.
  • Explain the key governance structures and their respective roles and responsibilities.
  • Explain the key functions of PCN Boards and other important Committees (e.g., Joint Governance Committee) and the key fiduciary responsibilities for Board members (both individual and Board as a whole).
  • Demonstrate key board responsibilities in relation to strategic planning, risk management, financial stewardship, and human resource management.

PCN Governance Training Essentials Learning Objectives

Estimated Completion Time

4.5 hours

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