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Lead Change in Your Organization or Community

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Health professionals at all levels are being asked to lead change throughout the organizations and communities in which they work. Although the technical aspects of the transformation are challenging, most managers and leaders report that the cultural aspects present far greater hurdles.
 
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) developed a 15-week online ​course for change agents that is drawn from the teachings of Harvard Kennedy School’s Marshall Ganz on leadership, organizing, and action (review the frequently asked questions about the course​ for details​). ​

Through weekly video lectures, All-Learner Calls with experts in the field, and support from your peers, you will learn to apply skills and knowledge in leadership and community organizing. During the course, you will be asked to choose a specific project for your organization or your community and then directly apply your learning each week to move your​
​project forward.​


​View a Sample Lecture​


IHI faculty member, Kate Hilton, JD, MTS, teaches four steps to engage people in supporting your cause. Remember: It’s not a burden, but an opportunity.​


What You’ll Learn

During this online ​course, you will:
  • ​Gain leadership skills and apply helpful tools to chart a path for change and engage key stakeholders
  • D​evelop a compelling story of your own leadership journey to call others to action
  • Approach relationships openly and intentionally to gain commitment based on shared values
  • Map stakeholders and resources within your organization or community to leverage existing assets toward change
  • Facilitate interdependent teams in which leadership is distributed among the members
  • Understand and communicate the importance of ​interprofessional and cross-stakeholder collaboration
  • Reach out to local communities and build new partnerships
  • Design motivating actions to​ engage others meaningfully in the work
  • Mobilize people toward collective, large-scale systemic change
The course begins March 12. Learn more about key course dates​.​

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Who Should Attend

This online course is open to participants in any discipline, health care or other, who are interested in learning leadership skills and organizing practices to build and execute on a shared vision for change.
 
Participants may include:
  • ​Point-of-care staff
  • Leaders
  • Managers
  • Administrators

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