Educational Workshop: Being an Effective Change Agent

Are you itching to be the most effective change agent ever? Do you want to learn more about applying social movement and community organizing principles to the work you do? Are you keen to learn more about the latest digital and social media tools? If so, then we have the workshop for you!

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Date
20170916

Volunteer Opportunity

Are you itching to be the most effective change agent ever? Do you want to learn more about applying social movement and community organizing principles to the work you do? Are you keen to learn more about the latest digital and social media tools? If so, then we have the workshop for you!

Lead Organization/Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Aim

This session is focused on building knowledge and skills for leading change in an organization. It will also explore how you can manage organizational energy as a change agent – and your own energy, too! By the end of the day, you’ll be able to:

  • Articulate the value in being an organizational change agent
  • Utilize framing and storytelling approaches to build alliances
  • Recognize the importance of thought diversity
  • Analyze resistance to inform strategies for change
  • Discover ways digital and social media tools can support change processes

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of inform on the spectrum of engagement (www.iap2.org). The promise to you is that you will be provided with balanced and objective information to assist in understanding alternatives and solutions.

Eligibility

  • Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
  • Previously attended a PVN orientation session and completed the Volunteer Agreement.
  • Interested in learning about leading organizational change in a health care setting.

Logistics

Reimbursement

Approved expenses related to travel will be reimbursed by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.

Background

Please click here for more information on the “Being an Effective Change Agent” workshop.

The Council regularly offers workshops, seminars and mini-courses on different topics related to improving patient safety and quality of care in BC. These learning workshops are open to all who are interested in broadening their learning around quality of care. We are excited to be able to sponsor PVN patient partners to attend these workshops at no cost.

This particular workshop is being offered at our Downtown Vancouver office, and will be led by Colleen Kennedy, Director of Innovation & Engagement with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.

These workshops are held in various locations around the province, so we will be offering similar opportunities for patient partners to attend workshops in other regions. Please visit the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council page for more information on upcoming workshops.

Interested?

Open to patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

If you have additional questions about this volunteer opportunity, please contact:

Sophie Wang
Project Coordinator, Patient and Public Engagement
604.668.8219
swang@bcpsqc.ca

Deadline
September 16, 2017