Leading Improvement Projects Micro-Course


7/9/2018 – 7/23/2018

Course Opens June 25, 2018 - you will have access to the online materials at this point.

Live Sessions from 12:00-1:00pm Mountain Time (plan to attend all sessions)

  • July 9th
  • July 16th
  • July 23rd



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 – coming soon


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 Mondays (participants should plan to attend all sessions)

  • Course Opens June 25, 2018
  • 1 - The Process: Overview and Scope & Organize Resources, July 9th
  • 2 - (LEAN) Problem Solving, July 16th
  • 3 - Verify Impact and Ensure Sustainment, July 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 (You do not need to complete this all at one time.)
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. Please email info.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu with registration questions.

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