The Hospice MDP is a comprehensive, developmental management training program that provides hospice-specific information and helps managers develop the skills they need to meet the challenges and changes they face in managing programs, systems and people. Conceived and developed by national hospice leaders and rooted in the values of hospice care, the Hospice MDP provides a wealth of ongoing learning opportunities in the field of hospice management.
The Hospice MDP is divided into three developmental levels. The first, the “foundational level,” includes 7 learning components or “modules.” Five of these modules are included in the Hospice MDP Foundational Course, which is where most people choose to start the Hospice MPD. The five learning modules included in the Hospice MPD Foundational Course (a two-day offering) are:
- Values-Based Hospice Leadership
- Regulations and Standards for Hospice Managers
- Applying the Situational Leadership® Model
- Critical Thinking and Decision-Making
- Interviewing, Feedback, Coaching and Evaluation Skills
The two additional modules required for completion of Level I are:
- Ethics for Hospice Managers
- Managing with an Eye on Finances
Upon completion of all Level I modules of the Hospice MDP, participants achieve the Level I Designation of the Hospice MDP, and recognition for this significant achievement. Level II of the Hospice MDP consists of “enhancement” modules, and managers select 6 that best meet their needs from a menu of options to achieve the Level II Designation of the Hospice MPD. Level II modules are:
- Managing Conflict in the Workplace
- The Interdisciplinary Team: Key Skills for Hospice Managers
- Emotional Intelligence
- Inclusion and Access: The Manager’s Role
- Managing the Changing Organization
- Managing Workplace Negativity
- Provision of Services (Regulatory)
The goal of Level III of the Hospice MDP is the continued professional and leadership development of the MDP participant. MPD participants will undergo a rigorous assessment process, identify, work on and complete (or demonstrate significant progress toward) a specific professional development goal with a Leadership Coach, evaluate their work toward the goal and identify a goal for continued professional development following completion of the Hospice MDP Level III. All components of the Hospice MDP Level III are tied to the participant’s organization, ensuring that professional and leadership development advances the potential of the individual within the context of their organization and job responsibilities.
The Hospice MDP is geared toward new and developing hospice managers or those who have taken new positions and/or have added responsibilities. All managers seeking to expand and enhance their knowledge and skills and to find new tools to increase their effectiveness are encouraged to attend.
The two-day foundational course (which includes 5 of the 7 Level I modules) is offered at NHCPO in-person conferences and in conjunction with state hospice organizations across the country.
Yes, the Hospice MDP Foundational Course provide credit for nurses and social workers. Online modules provide credit for nurses only. NHPCO has pursued credit for the disciplines of spiritual caregiver but the Hospice MDP course has not been approved to provide continuing education credit for these disciplines.
You can register online. Visit the Hospice MDP page
on our website for more information Please note: Due to administrative constraints, if you are registering for instructor led module less than 2 business days prior to the module start date, there is a late fee of $25. Late registrations are processed only over the phone; call NHPCO’s Solutions Center at 800/646-6460. Please have credit card information ready for phone registrations.