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Attendee, Being an Effective Change Agent Educational Workshop

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Open to Northern Region, Patient partners in the Northern region

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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 Northern region

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC), Learning & Capability Development


Participants in this workshop will largely be health authority employees or staff from similar health organizations. Our hope in sponsoring patient partners to attend the workshop is to expand perspectives represented and shared at the event. Additionally, through attending the workshop, patient partners will further develop their own skills and knowledge in the design thinking methodology, which can be applied in future situations outside of the workshop.  

Level of Engagement

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


If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.


Vacancies: 2 Date and Time: Thursday, December 6 from 830 - 1630 Location: Ramada Plaza Prince George, 444 George Street, Prince George, BC Commitment: One-time attendance


BCPSQC will provide each patient partner with a discount code to waive the $100 workshop registration fee. Approved expenses related to travel will also be reimbursed by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.


The BCPSQC Learning & Capability Development team works to build capability and capacity for improvement through a variety of avenues: Quality Academy, Board & Executive Learning Series, Quality Forum, online learning opportunities like the #QualityChat and Quality Café that are open to anyone and free to join as well as in-person workshops – such as this upcoming Being an Effective Change Agent session. Quality improvement requires knowledgeable and skilled people at all levels of BC’s health system. Change is more likely to be sustained if the people leading it are properly equipped to do so. Therefore, the BCPSQC has committed to ensure that the members of the Patient Voices Network are included in learning opportunities to ensure that they feel comfortable and informed when working on quality improvement initiatives throughout the system. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to: - Articulate the value of being an organizational change agent - Use 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

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Shannon Sahota
Project Coordinator, Patient & Public Engagement

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Karla Warkotsch

Patient Experience Consultant – Interior Health

Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.