Leading Improvement Projects - August 2, 2023


8/2/2023 – 8/16/2023

*Includes required live sessions on Wednesdays from 12-1 PM MST


FREE for participants in our region (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY). $75 for participants outside our region. Waitlisting is free and if a spot becomes available, we will contact you for payment.

Primary Competency

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

Ideal for: Public Health Professionals Helping Facilitate QI Projects

The goal of this three-week course is to cover from start to finish what to expect in a quality improvement (QI) project. Learn how to scope and organize resources, LEAN problem solving, and how to verify impact and ensure sustainability. Plus, get tools, templates, and tips from people who have experience facilitating QI projects.

This 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.

What to Expect

We use a flipped-classroom approach, so you’ll work through course content independently and then connect with a small cohort of peers weekly for live learning sessions that provide an opportunity to ask questions, share your knowledge, and learn from others.

3 Live Learning Sessions: wednesDAYs, 12-1 PM (MST)

Each session will include a facilitated discussion among class participants related to that week’s topic. A subject matter expert will lead the discussion, engage participants, and answer questions. This is a unique opportunity to connect concepts of evidence-based decision-making in your daily work! Below is the schedule for our live sessions.

  • 8/2: The Process: Overview, Scope & Organize Resources (note, this class is an extra 30 minutes, from 12-1:30 pm) 
  • 8/9: (LEAN) Problem Solving
  • 8/16: Verify Impact and Ensure Sustainment

Successful completion of this course requires your participation in these sessions by video using a webcam or built-in camera on your device. Contact us if you need assistance accessing a webcam.

weekly Online Learning activities

Each week, you must complete assigned online learning activities that include reading and watching videos. There will also be a short assignment to complete in preparation for each live learning session.

course ACCESS

Look for an email from us two weeks before your first live session with instructions on how to access the course online. If you don’t see an email (don’t forget to check your spam folder), email registration.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu. Make sure you sign in before your first live session to complete the required activities and ensure you know how to connect with your camera.

We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals, including those with disabilities to engage fully. Please let us know of any accommodations that will assist your full participation.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify: Find and recognize improvement opportunities.
  • Problem-Solve: Utilize a set of quality improvement (QI) tools that include: defining problems and measuring processes; process mapping; finding root causes (using the five whys); prioritizing solutions; and creating an implementation plan and follow up.
  • Evaluate: Identify and treat root causes of waste and variation.
  • Manage Projects: Utilize a set of facilitation and project management skills.
  • Activate Learning: Demonstrate how to incorporate change management practices into their work.
Length of Learning Opportunity
4.5 hours over 3 weeks
Registration Information

Click on 'Register' to register for the course. You will need to log in or create an account. Please email registration.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu with registration questions.

Geographic Relevance
Priority is given to individuals from Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, or Wyoming.

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