A good education is like a savings account; the more you put into it, the richer you are. ~ Author Unknown


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Welcome to Your Professional Development Center!

AHE continues to bring environmental services leaders the best educational programs and resources available. Offering informative facilitated and self-paced online courses, timely and relevant webinars, and place-based, instructor-led conference programs, AHE is very pleased to serve as your ever-informed, always available partner in professional development. We’re here to guide your path to success. And we’ve got the educational tools and resources to equip you to exceed your highest learning goals and career aspirations!

These tools and resources include online courses, webinars, and face-to-face sessions.  In addition, AHE researches hot topics and emerging trends to bring you useable and valuable job aids, tool-kits and printed materials designed to help you learn, enhance your leadership skills and jump-start your professional development.

You've landed at the right place and we're happy you're here.  Now let's get started!

Take a quick virtual tour >>View<< the AHE Learner Community Orientation video

  • Infection Prevention - Recommended Programs: Essentials of Infection Prevention and Environmental Hygiene, Foundations for Success in Environmental Services Management.
  • Environmental Sanitation - Recommended Programs: Essentials of Infection Prevention and Environmental Hygiene, Foundations for Success in Environmental Services Management.
  • Waste Management - Recommended Program: Foundations for Success in Environmental Services Management
  • Textiles, Linen and Laundry - Recommended Program: Principles of Effective Linen Management; Benchmarks and other Metrics for Effective Linen Management
  • Financial Management - Recommended Program: Environmental Services Metrics and Math: Stuff You Need to Know
  • Regulatory Compliance - Recommended Programs: Foundations for Success in Environmental Services Management; Essentials of Infection Prevention and Environmental Hygiene; Ultimate Scores for the Ultimate Patient Experience
  • Planning, Design and Construction
  • Administration - Recommended Programs: Lean Management System; Employee Engagement
Check back here soon to view Professional Development resources that can help you build your career.
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Professional Development

Continuing professional development is important because it ensures you continue to be competent and relevant in your profession. It’s an ongoing process that continues throughout your professional career.

Of course the ultimate outcome of well-planned continuing professional development is that it safeguards patients and the community-at-large, as well as your facility, yourself, and your career.


Why You Must Continue ...

. . . developing yourself as an environmental services professional. You might say the first part of your mission is accomplished since you are, in fact, a leader within your facility. So, sit back and give yourself a pat on the back. Or not! You might find yourself lagging behind your colleagues.

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Are You Out of the Loop?

Keeping up with the environmental services profession may seem to be just one more thing to add to your To-Do List, but there are important benefits. First, you'll make better decisions, and you'll spot threats and opportunities early on. Secondly, you’ll build expertise, which will earn you the trust and respect of the people around you. How can you keep up? By catching up on industry articles.

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Effective Leadership

Historically leadership has been seen as straightforward--a skill that could be easily learned. Today, leadership is recognized as being more complex and more complicated. To assist you in furthering your skills we present a monthly leadership video. To view, click below.

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NEW ARTICLE! Click the 'View Article' above to see the latest industry article.

About AHE

The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association is the professional organization of choice for professionals responsible for caring for the patient and resident care environment across all care settings; including hospitals, long term care, continuing care retirement communities and ambulatory care. AHE represents, defines, and advances over 2,000 professionals working to ensure quality outcomes and healthy communities. 

For more information about AHE, please visit www.ahe.org.