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QI Power Hour

One of HQC’s priorities is to build learning systems to spread knowledge on improving health care quality and safety throughout Saskatchewan. HQC is proud to facilitate the QI Power Hour learning series. Join us for these free WebEx sessions on an array of quality improvement-related topics.

Here is what past participants had to say about these sessions:

“This session was great. It provided the perfect level of information for someone starting to coach others about measures.” (Measurement and Data, September 23, 2015)

“Taking time for self-reflection was very valuable. It was a new way of looking at some old behaviors – I’m willing to put it into action.” (Seven Languages for Transformation, June 17, 2016)

“This session supported me by providing a clear framework and an understanding of when to use the different conflict styles. My learnings were very tangible and included practical tools; it’s not just theory.” (Conflict Management: Getting to the Root Cause, November 4, 2016)



Innovation Begins with an Idea: Creative Thinking for Serious People

Guest speaker: Paul Plsek, Author and Consultant on Innovation; Chair of Innovation, Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle); Innovator-in-Residence, MedStar Health (Washington DC)

Date and time: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Central Standard Time

Session Description: Innovation drives progress across all industries. We can define it as “directed creativity, implemented.” But where do creative ideas come from? Fortunately, it turns out that everyone is capable of creative thought, you just need to know how to put your mind into a “thinking differently” mode. Come learn how to stimulate yourself, and others, to be creative . . . on demand.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Describe the differences in the mental process used for everyday thinking versus creative thinking; and
Apply selected tools to generate creative ideas, alone or in groups.

Speaker Bio: Paul Plsek is an author and an internationally recognized advisor on innovation, creativity, and the leadership of change in complex systems. He is an engineer by training and, in addition to his writing and consulting work, serves as the Chair of Innovation at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Innovator-in-Residence at MedStar Health in Washington, DC, and Senior Visiting Fellow on Innovation and Complexity at Ko Awatea in New Zealand. His latest book, Accelerating Health Care Transformation with Lean and Innovation: The Virginia Mason Experience, was awarded the Shingo Prize for Research in Operational Excellence in 2014.

**WebEx details for this session will be updated soon.**


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