The American Heart University has several objectives:
- Provide specific job-related and career-oriented programs that will result in the AHA workforce enhancing their knowledge and ability to make the most of their jobs. Becoming more productive, increasing revenue generation, improving volunteer management abilities, attracting and retaining top talent and providing skills in growing career opportunities and taking the lead in their future.
- Provide a world-class, unified knowledge umbrella for the American Heart Association. A learning proposition that encompasses the best in focused learning, online technology, innovative facilitation/classroom programs, coaching, mentoring and student tracking not found in other organizations of our caliber.
- Provide a means for all AHA staff to build and strengthen organizational capabilities, citizenship and competencies.
- Provide a leadership campus that utilizes the best in class development tools to build skills, improve knowledge and develop strengths.
- Provide AHA leadership the ability to guide employee learning plans.
- Reduce expenditures of ineffective training not geared toward AHA priorities and strategies.
- Respond to the growing changes in the AHA culture by weaving our values of integrity, excellence, vision, dedication, inclusiveness and sensitivity into the American Heart University brand, services and products.
The American Heart University (AHU) is a value driven corporate university where all AHA staff enjoy access to strategic, value-added learning solutions designed to strengthen the AHA’s capability and accelerate performance toward delivering on our mission. The University is a key pillar within the AHA’s overall workforce strategy. New staff automatically enrolled in AHU as part of their onboarding process and are required attend certain programs as part of their yearly review process. The university is led by the Director of AHU, who reports to the SVP of Human Resources and with guidance from the Executive Council and Schools of Learning Deans. The value-centric programs involve mainly online training combined with some classroom workshops offered occasionally by certified faculty.
Provide strategic learning solutions to all staff that accelerate performance, strengthen our capabilities and improve effectiveness to execute AHA’s 2020 strategic plan and further our mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.