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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.​​