Redefining Recruitment to Retention

Onboarding and Retention Certificate Course

The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR) is excited to announce the launch of its new certificate program for onboarding and retention. Registration is open now for our two-day Pre-Conference training on April 23-24, 2022.

Suited for individuals who participate in the provider onboarding process and experience, or for teams looking to implement an onboarding program, this course will provide participants with best practices on creating or enhancing your program. Whether you have all onboarding tasks handled by one person, or a dedicated onboarding team, you’ll walk away with ideas on what a successful program looks like, tips for incorporating virtual and in-person tactics and measurable ways to track the program’s sustainability.

Instructors: Donna Ecclestone, CPRP and Terri Christensen, PhD

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  • $699 for members
  • $899 for non-members

Pre-conference OAR Course!

Saturday, April 23 – Sunday, April 24
McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago, Illinois
Register Here
Attendance to annual conference is not required.


What does it offer?


Course participants will gain knowledge on how to:


  • build or enhance their current program with best practices
  • identify key tactics for onboarding program success
  • incorporate virtual onboarding effectively
  • measure and assess their program for sustainability


The course provides an engaging learning environment with group discussions, activities and insights from recently onboarded physicians sharing their experience and suggestions to onboarding professionals.

Upon completion of a capstone project, attendees will:


  • have a tool kit of onboarding resources to take back to their organization
  • have gained insight on how to build and maintain a provider onboarding program within any budget constraints
  • be able to identify areas for improvement if the program already exists
  • have identified the potential need for changes to your existing onboarding process
  • earn a Certificate of Onboarding and Retention and digital badge

Health & Safety Precautions

The AAPPR Board of Directors recently enacted the following policy as it relates to AAPPR events and COVID safety precautions.

In the interest of public and attendee safety and comfort, AAPPR will require pre-event verification of a COVID-19 vaccination (at least 3-4 weeks past the last vaccine in the series) or a negative COVID result from a rapid or PCR test within 72 hours of the start of the event. AAPPR will not provide test kits on site if someone forgets to bring their results. Attendees can visit the Wake County, NC, official website for vaccine testing information.  AFC Urgent Care Raleigh Midtown, 2913 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609 may be the closest location for a rapid test with same day test results.

AAPPR will enforce any federal, state, or local mandates as they exist at the time of the event. Those who don’t comply will be asked to leave the event. All residents and visitors to North Carolina are strongly encouraged to follow public health safety measures. AAPPR asks that all attendees acknowledge the event waiver and liability release in their event registration.

To ensure that all feel comfortable and safe at our event, some extra distance may be implemented in gatherings, dining areas, and seating situations. Expect that dining events including breaks, meals, and receptions may be modified from our usual format to accommodate masking/distancing requirements.

For everyone’s safety, please do not arrive to the meeting ill or with any symptoms of COVID-19 or other similar flu viruses. AAPPR is not responsible for losses in airfare/hotel due to non-attendance for any reason. Please plan accordingly when making reservations. If you develop symptoms while at the meeting, please quarantine yourself and notify a member of the AAPPR staff.