The orientation module covers the purpose and structure of the Leadership and Organizing for Change course. We’ll discuss course goals, introduce faculty, and describe how learners can get the most out of the learning experience.
Learners must also complete an online IHI Open School course as a pre-requisite for the program. These courses are asynchronous, featuring three to five modules and taking only one to two hours to complete.
All three courses are free with enrollment in the course. Navigate to www.ihi.org/LOcourse
to access the course catalog to take the pre-requisite courses without a passcode.
Learners can select between three topics, based on which will best support the focus of their project work in the course.
If you have previously taken all three, then you are all set on pre-work.
At the end of the orientation, learners will be able to:
- Describe the IHI Open School and vision of the IHI Open School Change Agent Network (I-CAN)
- Explain the course components, goals, and curriculum flow
- Understand how to get the most out of the course
- Summarize the difference between organizing and mobilizing
Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP
Jessica Perlo, MPH
Orientation Lecture Videos
Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Our Theory of Change
Lecture 3: Overview of Course
Lecture 4: Getting the Most Out of the Course
Additional Videos - WebEx Tutorial
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Additional resources (optional):
Swensen S, Pugh M, McMullan C, Kabcenell A. High-Impact Leadership: Improve Care, Improve the Health of Populations, and Reduce Costs. IHI White Paper. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2013. (Available at