Quality improvement requires knowledgeable and skilled people at all levels of BC’s health system, from medical students, physicians and nurses to support staff and executives. Change is more likely to be sustained if the people leading it are properly equipped to do so.
That’s why our learning initiatives build capability and capacity for improvement through a variety of avenues. Over 350 people working within the health system have graduated from our Quality Academy. They are leading improvement projects, teaching colleagues and collectively solving problems as part of an active community.
Our Board & Executive Learning Series brings quality improvement experts from around the world to BC to share their knowledge with our health system’s leaders. The Quality Forum is an annual event where hundreds of passionate people learn from each other and discuss how to improve quality of care. And we host online learning opportunities like the #QualityChat and Quality Café that are open to anyone and free to join as well as in-person workshops.
Click on a specific topic to the left to learn more, or download our Sharpen Your Skills document, which describes our upcoming learning opportunities.
Upcoming Learning Opportunities
The Council regularly offers workshops, seminars and mini-courses on different topics related to improving patient safety and quality of care in BC. Presentation slides and other materials for these sessions may be accessed by clicking on the workshop titles below.
Quality Café is a free one-hour lunch and learn series that takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 1200 PT. Each Café features a new guest and topic related to improving quality of care.
The Action Series supports the development of tools and skills on how to be effective allies for advancing cultural safety and humility, and what health service staff and allies can do to understand and integrate this work into their practice or interaction with First Nations and Indigenous Clients.
The Quality Academy is a professional development program delivered over six months. Participants attend five in-person residency sessions and lead a quality project within their organizations. Participants receive support during the program through webinars and from an assigned mentor.
The Clinician Quality Academy is a professional development program delivered over a seven month period. Participants attend four in-person residency sessions and work on a quality project within their organization or practice. Along the way they receive support through webinars, an assigned Improvement Advisor and expert Faculty.
Curriculum reflects the different roles and perspectives of practicing clinicians in BC, and it is delivered through a model that accommodates their clinical schedules.
Quality Forum is our annual conference, bringing together the members of our quality community to learn, network, share ideas, and find inspiration. The Forum features presentations and interactive workshops on a variety of topics related to improving quality across the continuum of care, as well as a debate, field trips, plenary presentations, and storyboards.