Sharpen Your Skills
Health care is a complex system, and we know that improving the quality of care requires knowledge, skill and confidence in a number of areas. That’s why our learning programs tackle improvement subjects, including, but not limited, to change management, leading and engaging people, improving culture, and measuring performance. We incorporate the latest research and evidence, emerging trends, and the fundamentals of improvement. Our learning opportunities range from one-hour webinars to eight-month professional development programs, and are designed for participants with a variety of backgrounds and roles.
Our learning programs are listed below, however please note that in order to avoid putting additional pressure on the system as it prioritizes its response to COVID-19, and to maintain physical and social distancing we’ve paused our in-person programs. We’re following the situation closely to determine the appropriate time to resume.
In the meantime, we’re developing several exciting online programs that will be added to the list below as details are finalized. Please check back soon and subscribe to our newsletter for updates. In addition to a new COVID-19 webinar series, our other new online programs include:
- QI Action Series – A deep dive into improvement-related topics over 3-5 weeks, including live online sessions and opportunity for practical application over the course of the program
- An in-depth online program consisting of live sessions to support participants to lead quality improvement projects
COVID-19 Through a Quality Lens is a series of distinct webinars, each one highlighting important learning that has emerged from a quality perspective during the health care response to the pandemic.
Next up: COVID-19 Through a Quality Lens: Critical Care – Emerging Networks and Tools to Improve Care, August 17, 2020
The Quality Academy is a 6-month professional development program. Participants attend five in-person residency sessions and lead a quality project within their organizations.
In-person (varying locations)
$2,500 + GST
Next up: Cohort 20 (TBA)
The Quality Forum is our annual three-day conference. The first day hosts full-day sessions, as well as our evening Health Talks event. The following two days features our main programming: plenary speakers, presentations and workshops.
$150 – $425 + GST
Next up: Quality Forum 2021 (TBA)
Quality Café is a free one-hour lunch and learn series that takes place on the third Wednesday of every month at 1200 PT. Each Café features a new guest and topic related to improving quality of care.
We regularly offer a catalogue of workshops, seminars and mini-courses on different topics related to improving patient safety and quality of care in BC.
In-person (varying locations)
$100 + GST
Next up: TBA
Seven Board & Executive Quality Learning sessions have taken place since 2011. The series builds knowledge, skills and confidence in the core components of improving the quality and safety of health care.
$85 + GST
Next up: Session 10 (at Quality Forum 2021, TBA)
We support teams in health care organizations to hire a fully-funded intern to advance their projects aimed at improving the health care system, while building the capacity of future quality improvement leaders.
Next up: Student Internship (2020 Application Now Closed)