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About this IHI Virtual Expedition

​The IHI Virtual Expedition, Understanding and Improving Safety Culture, starting on September 27, 2018 will explore practical, real-world strategies for understanding, measuring, and improving the safety culture of an organization.

Bringing together content from the IHI white paper, A Framework for Safe, Reliable, and Effective Care and Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success this Virtual Expedition will engage participants in the foundational concepts of building cultures of safety within their organization and teams.

Participants will come away from this program with a firm understanding of the role individuals at all levels play in driving a culture of safety.

What you'll learn

At the end of this Virtual Expedition, each participant will be able to:

  • Define safety culture and its key components
  • Gain personal insight into the behaviors that drive positive culture
  • Describe the role of individuals at all levels in driving culture change
  • Develop a set of best practices to improve safety culture in your organization
  • Understand and analyze various measurement strategies for safety cultyre

This IHI Virtual Expedition is approved for a total of 6 continuing education credits for nurses, physicians, and pharmacists.


Session 1: Culture Within a Total Systems Approach to Safety
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET

Session 2: Defining and Measuring Safety Culture
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET

Session 3: Exploring Psychological Safety as the Gateway to Safety Culture
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET

Session 4: Just Culture and How to Create it
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET

Session 5: Behaviors that Support Safety Culture
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET

Session 6: The Role of Senior Leaders
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET

Learn more about course Materials and Technology.​​


Amelia Brooks Amelia Brooks, Director, Patient Safety and Europe, IHI, has expertise in quality improvement, patient safety, human factors, analytics for improvement, and safety culture. She has worked in strategic operational roles in the patient safety field for 12 years, including frontline roles as a quality improvement specialist. Prior to joining IHI, she led the design, development, and implementation of the South West Patient Safety Collaborative at a regional level in England and was a member of the national Patient Safety Leads Network. Ms. Brooks is also a member of the design cohort for the Q Initiative, a national quality improvement program led by the Health Foundation and NHS England.

Additional Faculty coming soon