IHI created the Breakthrough Series
— an improvement method that relies on spread and adaptation of existing knowledge to multiple settings to accomplish a common aim — to accelerate improvement worldwide through the use of Collaboratives. The Breakthrough Series College is a powerful way to help organizations like yours adapt these proven methods to spread outstanding improvements in your organization.
The three-day College Session is designed to prepare participants for Collaborative start-up within four months, and includes intensive one- to four-hour workshops on the following topics:
- Collaboratives: How and why they work
- Topic selection
- Developing key technical content
- Preparing teams to participate
- Teaching the Model for Improvement
- Developing and running
- Learning Sessions
- Supporting teams during Action Periods
- Spreading improvement
Science of improvement
Breakthrough Series College prepares participants for two key roles: Director and Improvement Advisor. You will build on this foundation during the year through conference calls, an email listserv, and access to the College website.
Read a story
about a team that used the Breakthrough Series College model to make some dramatic improvements.