Dr. Linda S. Stricklin, RN, MHS, PhD

Director Workforce Training

Office Hours

Mon6:30 am-5 pm
Tues7 am-5 pm
Wed6:30 am-5 pm
Thu7 am-5 pm

About Linda


Experienced Director of Workforce Training with a demonstrated history of working in the Career and Technology Education field.  Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Coaching, Collaborative Relationship Building, Event Management, Instructional Design, Business Development, Program Planning, and Team Building.  Strong educational Development professional with a PhD focused in Adult Education.


Ph.D. Adult Education Administration; University of Idaho 2006

MHS Boise State University 2000

BSN Boise State University 1995

AS Boise State University 1982

Licenses and Certifications

Idaho CTE Administrator Certification 2020

Idaho Specialist Teaching Certificate (CNA) 2020

Certified Executive Leader- LERN 2019

Operations Program Manager- LERN 2018

Certified Program Planner- LERN 2009


  • HIV Prevention for Health Care Providers

Publication Date September 2020

Short term online class to fulfill the need for HIV prevention class for nurses and nursing assistants to obtain their license in Washington State.

  • Collaborative Partnership to Address Workforce Education in a Rural Region: A Case Study

Publication Date Sept. 2015-Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development

This study examined factors contributing to the success of a rural workforce development collaborative initiative. Co-authored with Dr. Raymond Dixon and Dr. Laura Holyoke.

In 2011 a three year grant was successfully secured from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technology Education (ATE) to address concerns of small and medium sized manufacturing companies about the lack of skilled, entry level Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) technician employees from the region.  A case study inquiry was used to explore the success of this collaborative partnership from the perspective of individuals playing essential roles and generating a deep understanding of the characteristics of this particular collaborative partnership.  Some themes emerged from the interviews and documents including: having the right people at the table, commitment of team members, and effective group processes.  Other rural areas with similar demographics and workforce development constraints can benefit from the model used in the collaborative initiative.

  • Using "Expert Employees" to Identify Duties and Tasks for CADD Technician in North Central Idaho: Lessons Learned from a Modified DACUM process

Publication date Jan 2014 publication description Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development

Publication description We (Dr. Raymond Dixon and Dr. Linda Stricklin) conducted a job analysis to identify the competency profile of an entry level CADD technician in North central Idaho. Background: In 2011, the Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) and Northwest Intermountain Manufacturers Association (NIMA) collaborated with Lewis-Clark State College and the University of Idaho in a project to strengthen the capacity of Career and Technology Education (CTE) teachers to teach computer aided drafting and designing (CADD). An application to the National Science Foundation, Advanced Technology Education (NSF ATE) program was made and funding began July of 2011. Method: A modified DACUM was used. A total of seven expert workers from six companies participated. Results: The DACUM research chart created consisted of 8 duty statements and 54 task statements. Conclusions: Effective facilitation helps to reduce self-serving biases. The panel of experts believed the modified DACUM expedited the development of a new DACUM Research Chart that is reflective of what is done in the region.

  • Instructor Development for EMS Instructors

Publication date 2007 publication description Idaho State Division of Professional Technical Education

Short term class designed to teach EMS instructors on how to teach adult students in Idaho EMS classes.

  • Train the Trainer

Publication date 2007 for Idaho State Division of Professional Technical Education

Online short term training course designed to instruct licensed nurses in Idaho on how to teach adult students in the Certified Nursing Assistant class. Co-authored with Jill Humbolt RN.

  • Teaching Practices of Idaho Post-Secondary Certified Nursing Assistant Teachers: setting the Baseline

Publication date May 2006 publication description University of Idaho-Dissertation Study

This study was designed to explore the phenomenon of Idaho post-secondary nursing assistant classes through the perceptions of the participants to provide a base of information regarding students, teachers, and teaching practices.
A Data was obtained on teachers’ backgrounds in subject matter, adult education, and perceptions of their classroom experiences. Student participant interviews were conducted to explore their perceptions of the experiences in the classroom. Quantitative data was investigated on formal outcomes using results from the first time attempt on the formal written test for placement on the Idaho Nursing Assistant Registry to add to the qualitative findings of this study.

  • Nursing Assistant Care

Publication date 2005 publication description Hartman Publishing Inc. Albuquerque NM

Reviewer for final edition. Auther Alvare, Dugan, Fuzy

  • Health Care Science Technology; Career Foundations

Publication date 2004 publication description Glenco/McGraw-Hill Peoria IL

Contributing Author for three chapters

  • Delegation: The Licensed Nurses' Role and Responsibilities

Publication date 2000 publication description Boise State University-Project for Master's degree in Health Science, Boise ID

Defining the role of the licensed nurse in Idaho in delegation