Sponsorships available for two improvement science workshops [closed]

9 Oct 2014 | Health Quality & Safety Commission

Applications are now closed.


The Health Quality & Safety Commission is accepting applications for sponsorship to attend either the 'Data for improvement' or 'Improvement science in practice' workshop at Ko Awatea.

A description of the workshops is available below – please click the links to take you to further information and the application form for each workshop.

Improvement science in practice 
17–18 November 2014

This two-day action learning course integrates improvement theory with practice. Each participant learns by applying improvement science to a project. The course includes:

  • an orientation conference call prior to the workshop to provide an overview of the course and help participants to identify a suitable project
  • pre-work reading assignments
  • two-day workshop with the expert faculty.
  • two follow-up conference calls for learning and sharing results, following the course.

Data for improvement
12–13 November 2014

During this two-day course participants will learn how measurement for improvement differs from that for accountability and research, and how using data is an essential element of improvement, providing both focus and proof of successful outcomes. Key tools and techniques for collecting, displaying and analysing data for improvement will be taught using a hands on approach, giving participants practical experience constructing and interpreting the various charts and graphs.

Last updated 25/09/2015