Introduction to Networked Improvement Basics

Fall Cohort A

Course Dates: August 21–November 22, 2019

Webinar Schedule: Live webinars are scheduled at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET on the following Wednesdays: August 28, September 11, September 25, October 9, October 30, and November 13.

Registration deadline: August 21, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

Fall Cohort b

Course Dates: August 28–December 12, 2019

Webinar Schedule: Live webinars are scheduled at 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET on the following dates: September 5, September 18, October 9, October 23, November 13, and December 6.

Registration deadline: August 27, 2019, 11:59 p.m.


Overview

Introduction to Networked Improvement Basics is an 11-week (12-session), mediated online course that will familiarize participants with key concepts, strategies, and tools in improvement science. Learners will work in cohorts to develop their conceptual understanding of the principles and practices of improvement science and build their skills to apply improvement methods to real problems.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. An understanding of the principles and practices of improvement science
  2. Fluency and capacity to engage in improvement science practice with a network of colleagues
  3. Skills to apply improvement methods to real problems

Course Details

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Course Structure

  • Six independent learning modules that include video segments introducing core concepts and corresponding course readings to go into greater depth with ideas
  • Six interactive webinars facilitated by Carnegie facilitators. Webinars include small group breakout sessions and are intended for real-time participation
  • Reflective writing exercises
  • Team exercises with collaborative short projects for each module
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Team Structure

This course is designed as a group-based guided learning experience. If you are not part of a team already, you will be assigned to teams of at least two and no more than six.

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Time Required

Every two weeks, individuals should expect to spend approximately three to five hours reviewing the online videos and completing the readings and journal assignments. Participants can also anticipate spending approximately an hour meeting with a small team to complete a team exercise and two hours in a scheduled, interactive webinar meeting. Teams are also encouraged to attend the optional, weekly one-hour office hours offered by Carnegie faculty.


Questions?

Contact us if you have questions about the course.