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IHI Joy in Work Results-Oriented Learning Network



​Join a Global Learning Network t​o Combat Burnout and Increase Joy and Well-Being in the Workforce​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI's) Joy in Work Results-Oriented Learning Network is intended for health care organizations that ​are looking to boost joy in work, increase staff engagement and productivity, and improve the overall quality of care and experience for staff and patients. T​​he network is dedicated to organizations willing to learn, test, and implement at-scale strategies to drive meaningful and measurable progress to improve the joy and well-being ​of their workforce.

The Aim

  • Partner with forward-thinking organizations who are committed to system-wide
    ​joy in work
  • Facilitate transformational leadership practices and behaviors
  • Support and coach local leaders to identify, test, and learn from actionable steps that work locally to achieve meaningful and measurable progress
  • Contribute to the body of knowledge around comprehensive, systematic, high-leverage and replicable changes that can be adopted and adapted locally ​​​


​​​​​​The safety and well-​being of the IHI community is our main priority. Therefore, all IHI professional development programs will be conducted virtually until further notice. ​​


The Network Experience

The network experience includes 18 months of learning, convening, and coaching, built around the following key components:​

  • ​I​n-Person WorkshopsSafety depending, IHI will host workshops in locations yet to be determined, depending on the geographic dispersion of participating organizations. These two-day live sessions will focus on building relationships with participating organizations, advancing our learning and application of improvement methods and tools, learning about the tactical, tangible steps to test and apply high-leverage changes, sharing your organization’s evolving progress, and receiving feedback from faculty and peers.​
  • ​Intensive Virtual Action Periods: The months between workshops are designed to be a period of intensive action, learning, and refinement. Each team will work with a faculty member and coach for contextualized coaching to support, learn from, and refine tests of change; regularly review the data; and address challenges and successes
  • Monthly Calls: All participating organizations will join monthly calls to facilitate shared learning across the network and to learn from case studies of successful approaches to improving workforce joy.
  • Coaching Calls: IHI faculty members will host periodic one-to-one expert coaching calls for participating organizations.

The results-oriented learning network structure will be responsive to the participating organizations and will adapt and over time to meet evolving needs. For example, we may develop subgroups to support targeted learning such as for measurement, implementation strategies, or leadership support.

IHI gratefully acknowledges the Stryker organization for their belief in this important initiative and the generous funding support provided to advance physical and psychological safety and joy in work for our remarkable health care colleagues. We respectfully ask participating organizations to demonstrate their investment in the well-being of their staff by contributing to the cost and resources needed to make this strategic commitment and build the conditions for sustainability after the conclusion of the network. 

The cost for the 18 months of participation with dedicated coaches is $35,000 per health system. A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need. Learn more about ​expected contributions and available scholarships.


What Participants Are Saying

"The IHI Joy in Work Learning Network has been the most impactful learning experience of my career. The methodology, teaching, coaching and networking has enabled me to spread and scale this approach in my organisation to a level that will achieve true transformational change in staff experience and reduction in burnout. Being part of this network has also given me the opportunity to make some lifelong connections to phenomenal people and I am truly grateful for this privilege."

– Amanda Langsley, Associate Director of Organisational Development and Learning, NHS Lothian – Scotland​​

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