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Grant-Funded Executive Education Programs for the South Central Region


Develop your ability to lead your team and manage the supply chain - at your convenience. The DHS and DOH, in coordination with the PEMA and the CDC, have developed the Regional Response Health Collaboration Program (RRHCP) which transitioned to RCAT - Regional Congregate Care Assistance Teams in January 2021. This program is designed to support COVID-19 readiness and response in residential care facilities, including long-term care nursing facilities, personal care homes, and assisted living residences. The program can also provide assistance to other DHS-licensed facilities, Adult Living Centers and State Veterans Homes.

Online Programs Offered Through This Initiative

Supply Chain:
'Processes and Tools for Supply Chain Success'

Through the lens of the SCOR® (Supply Chain Operations Reference) Model, participants will become familiar with tools, techniques, and approaches to define, analyze, and implement improvements for each major function and process area.

Supply Chain:
'Essentials of Supply Chain Management'

Learn the critical foundational concepts required to lead an integrated supply chain operation. Develop common performance metrics, improve customer satisfaction, maximize capital turnover, and enhance alliances and partnerships. An industry case study and teambased simulation will provide a hands-on learning opportunity.

Leadership & Strategy
'Strategic Leadership'

Prepare to lead transformational change in your organization. Develop the perspective to: assess your external environment, develop strategy and turn it into action, consider organizational resources/capabilities in a new way, improve communication as you lead your team and consider organizational culture and the propensity for change.

Leadership & Strategy:
'Implementing Strategy for Success'

Develop an integrated approach to implementing strategy and turning plans into action. Develop and refine your strategic thinking abilities, decision-making acumen, and create an enhanced understanding of organizational change. Discover new ways to create stakeholder support and success as an effective leader.

Supply Chain:
'Forecasting and Inventory Management'

Equip yourself to generate more accurate forecasts, set appropriate inventory levels, and monitor and improve forecasting and inventory management over time. Explore the impact of inflated inventory levels, diagnose process constraints, and leverage techniques to improve inventory performance.

"The virtual platform was well executed and a fantastic alternative to in person class rooms during this time of restrictive travel and person to person contact. I believe there is no substitute for in-class learning and the Penn State Campus is an amazing environment, however Zoom worked flawlessly and is a wonderful tool. I would absolutely participate in furthering my SCM education through this program as well as recommend it to my peers."

Mr. Brian W. Morris
Logistics Management Specialist
Supply and Services Branch (ACSA/APS-6/OCS) Sustainment Division, G4 US Army South


Develop your ability to lead your team and manage the supply chain