Whether you are a new Chapter in search of leadership structures or recruitment strategies, or a seasoned Chapter looking for project ideas or advice on leadership transitions and long-term sustainability, these meaningful resources are the go-to tools for your Chapter needs.
Leading Your Chapter
- Review the
IHI Open School Chapter Leader Toolkit, which has detailed suggestions regarding Chapter leadership structure, recruitment, engagement, planning and hosting events, finances and fundraising, succession planning, and more. The toolkit is also available in:
Take our free overview course (available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese), OS 101: Introduction to the IHI Open School: Join the Movement to Improve Health and Health Care, and hear how other Chapters are leading work in their local settings. This is a great requirement to add to the onboarding process for all new Chapter members!
IHI Open School Coaches. This team of former and current IHI Open School Chapter Leaders facilitates and supports the ongoing development of Chapters around the world — coaching them as they build their leadership capacity and expand their efforts locally. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a call with an IHI Open School Coach.
Getting Started: Recruitment and Marketing
Activities and Events
Learn and Teach Quality Improvement (QI)
- Learn how the following Chapters established community partnerships and set up QI project work:
Register for the Leadership and Organizing for Change 9-week online course with coaching, which walks learners through the steps to launch an influential project in their local setting and engage leaders in a shared vision for change.
Download IHI's QI Essentials Toolkit for templates and tools that are integral to launching a successful quality improvement project.
- Explore how Chapters have launched projects related to the Recover Hope Campaign — an initiative co-designed by leaders from the Open School Chapter Network to improve the lives of 50,000 people affected by substance use disorders by April 2020.