Leading Improvement Projects Micro-Course Spring 2019


3/26/2019 – 4/23/2019

Course Opens March 26, 2019 - you will have access to the online materials at this point.

Live Sessions from 12:00-1:00pm Mountain Time, except the 1.5 hour intro session (plan to attend all sessions)

  • April 9th (12:00-1:30pm MT, 1.5 hours)
  • April 16th (12:00-1:00pm MT)
  • April 23rd (12:00-1:00pm MT)



Primary Competency

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

In this online training, we’ll review from start to finish what to expect in a quality improvement (QI) project. This training was developed for people that will be helping to facilitate QI projects within their agency and are looking for tools, templates and experience with doing so.  Registering for this training gives you access to an online micro-course, which includes the online modules + Live Learning Sessions with a subject-matter expert.

Online Modules

  • The Process

  • Scope & Resources

  • LEAN Problem Solving

  • Verifying Impact & Ensuring Sustainability


The micro-course was developed in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Office of Partnership, Planning and Improvement and the Colorado Association for Local Public Health Officials (CALPHO) for public health agencies in Colorado; however, those working in other states and in other settings may find it useful as well.

Course Schedule

Live Learning Sessions 12 pm - 1pm MT on Tuesdays (intro session is 1.5 hours, plan to attend all sessions)

  • Course Opens March 26, 2019
  • 1 - The Process: Overview and Scope & Organize Resources (12:00-1:30pm), April 9th
  • 2 - (LEAN) Problem Solving (12:00-1:00pm), April 16th
  • 3 - Verify Impact and Ensure Sustainment (12:00-1:00pm), April 23rd
Learning Objectives

After participating in this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify improvement opportunities

  • Utilize a set of quality improvement (QI) tools for problem solving

    • Defining problems and measuring processes

    • Process mapping

    • Finding root causes (using the 5 Whys)

    • Prioritizing solutions

    • Creating an implementation plan and follow up

  • Identify and treat root causes of waste and variation

  • Utilize a set of facilitation and project management skills

  • Demonstrate how to incorporate change management practices into their work

Length of Learning Opportunity
Approximately 3.5 hours + 1 hour pre-work = 4.5 hours TOTAL
Registration Information
Click on the green "Register Now" button at the top left of this page. You will need to be logged in or will need to create an account prior to registering for this training. Creating an account will not automatically register you for this training. You will need to re-open this page and register. Registration is limited to individuals from Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, or Wyoming. Please email info.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu with registration questions.

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