ABC’s Focus on Member Education
A focus on continuing education is an important part of any organization's success as studies show that an investment in your employee's knowledge, skills and abilities has a direct correlation to their productivity and motivation. ABC has long recognized this through our webinars, meetings and workshops that bring together individuals from throughout the industry to share best practices and prepare for the future.
ABC took the next step in its commitment to its members' educational needs this week as we launched the America's Blood Centers Professional Institute (API) learning portal. This robust tool is available to all employees within ABC member companies as well as ADRP subscribers and other non-member industry partners. With many of the courses free to ABC members and the rest at significantly reduced rates, ABC's commitment to serving our members' needs through high-quality, affordable, and relevant educational opportunities is at an all-time high.
ABC members and non-members can now access nearly 50 self-paced training courses, webinars and other resources via the learning portal. Initial course offerings center on leadership development, customer service and information technology, with "Introduction to the Blood Banking Industry" and cGMP training coming soon. Additional courses will continuously be added, many of which qualify for continuing education credits, so check back often regarding new opportunities.
Members can login and click on Education to get to the API learning portal and non-members should go to the API Learning Portal in the ABC public website. All ABC members are entitled to a limited number of complimentary registrations as part of our initial pilot program. Contact your HR leader in order to know if any spaces remain open in the pilot program. If you have any other questions or comments about America's Blood Center Professional Institute, contact Rachelle Fondaw, ABC Director, Education & Grants.
We welcome your feedback and hope you will take advantage of this exciting new resource!
Katherine Fry; Chief Administrative Officer