Dr Martin Luther King talked about 'the fierce urgency of now', the need to mobilise many people to take action immediately. There has never been a time of greater need for forward momentum and energy in our healthcare improvement efforts. In this highly interactive workshop, we will learn from the leaders of the great social movements who have been able to mobilise thousands of people around a common cause and ignite change at scale. We will pull out the principles of this form of leadership of change and consider the practical implications for our current healthcare improvement efforts.
The morning will take the form of a learning workshop to introduce and explore the basic concepts of social movement thinking for healthcare improvement. The afternoon session will be an “unconference” where the people taking part will self-create the agenda. It will allow the time and space for everyone to engage deeply and creatively around the topics and issues that are most relevant and interesting to them.
Whether you are leading improvement on a small or large scale or at a stage of planning some improvements you would like to make, you will gain energy, inspiration, new connections and a toolkit of practical change tactics from this session.
As a result of this workshop you will be able to:
$195 + GST per person.
Dr Helen Bevan is recognised globally for her expertise and energy for large scale change in health and care. During her 25 years as a change leader in the English National Health Service, Helen has been at the forefront of many very large scale initiatives for improvement, from emergency care to support for people living with dementia to the transformation of community services.
Helen is currently the Chief Transformation Officer of NHS Horizons, a team that seeks to be a source of ideas, knowledge and support for the spread of improvements at scale. The team combines and uses a variety of different tools and approaches including social movement thinking, community organising, improvement science, accelerated design methods and digital/social connectivity. It champions the role of emerging leaders, students and trainees at the forefront of radical change. Currently, the team is seeing promising early impact in its use of virtual learning communities to enhance and accelerate spread of change from Improvement Collaboratives.