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Attendee, Educational Workshop: Engage to Improve – Creative Solutions for Working Better Together

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Open to Vancouver Island Region, Patient partners in the Vancouver Island region

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Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to facilitate engagement? Do you want to surface the best ideas for the problems you’re facing today? If you answered yes to these questions, then this Liberating Structures workshop is for you!

Open to: Patient partners in the Vancouver Island region

Lead Organization or Department

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


The workshop consists of a series of seriously fun and engaging facilitation techniques that can be used in meetings, training sessions, presentations, etc. They allow teams to move past tricky problems or long-standing issues by inviting everyone to think creatively and focus on opportunities for innovation. 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 areas of group facilitation, strengthening their abilities to participate in future engagement opportunities. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to:
  • Identify new strategies to enhance team engagement
  • Apply creative techniques to help teams generate ideas and solve complex problems
  • Create opportunities to empower teams, facilitate change and inspire innovation

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.


  • Open to patient partners in the Vancouver Island region
  • Preference will be given to patient partners who have not attended another BCPSQC learning opportunity (such as Quality Forum or one of our other workshops) or are registered for an upcoming conference
  • Patient should be comfortable interacting and speaking in large groups of people
  • Successful candidates should be willing to share their experience and learning with other patient partners
  • Please note:
    • Applicants must have previously attended a PVN orientation session and completed the Volunteer Agreement. If you have not attended an orientation session but you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Ashley Clark directly to see if accommodations may be possible.


  • Vacancies: 2
  • Date/time: 8:30am - 4:00pm, June 5
  • Location: Victoria, BC (Venue TBD)
  • Commitment: One time


The BCPSQC will cover pre-approved travel expenses for patient partners from the Vancouver Island region to attend the workshop.


The BCPSQC Learning & Strategic Initiatives 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 Quality Café, that are open to anyone and free to join; and in-person workshops, such as this upcoming Engage to Improve - Creative Solutions for Working Better Together session. Quality improvement requires knowledgeable and skilled people at all levels of BC’s health system. Change is more likely to be sustained if those 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.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Shannon Sahota
Project Coordinator, Patient & Public Engagement

From Our Community

Laura Klein

Clinical Practice Consultant in Fraser Health

Laura Klein

Seeking the patient perspective doesn’t have to be complicated; it simply entails a commitment to ask and listen. Patient advisors not only bring a valuable perspective but also share original ideas and unique skills. Including the patient and family perspective changes the conversation and aligns the team’s focus towards common goals.