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Who Should Attend

Individuals and teams from organizations who intend to rapidly spread improvements through their systems using a Collaborative model in the Director or Improvement Advisor Role.


The Breakthrough Series College trains for two important team roles: Director and Improvement Advisor. You will need to choose one of these roles as some sessions are offered concurrently.

  • Director: Oversees all aspects of the Collaborative; drives the content development for all phases, including the topic content ("change package"), preparatory materials for participants ("prework"), Learning Sessions, and Action Period activities; coaches and guides topic experts; facilitates Learning Sessions and conference calls; teaches and coaches teams about process improvement (with the Improvement Advisor); regularly assesses Collaborative progress and institutes necessary changes to meet Collaborative goals.
  • Improvement Advisor: Participates with the topic experts and Collaborative Director to design the topic content (the charter and "change package") and the preparatory materials ("prework"); develops the Collaborative measurement system with the assistance of the topic experts; teaches and coaches teams on process improvement at Learning Sessions and during Action Periods; assesses progress in the Collaborative and identifies necessary changes in key technical content, measurement, and use of improvement methods.