2014 - 2015 Innovative Leaders Speaker Series:
From Discrete Projects to Organizational Transformation:
Use the Basics of Quality Improvement
to Create the Workplace Culture You Want
with Hunter Gatewood
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Part 1: Quality Improvement at the Project Level
9:00am - 12:00pm
Part 2: Quality Improvement at the Organization Level
1:00pm - 4:00pm
The California Endowment
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor
Lake Merritt - Oak Room
What does the phrase "quality improvement" really mean? What does it look like in action? And how can you use the tools, the approach to teamwork and the accountability infrastructure of a quality improvement project to build a high-performing accountable culture in your organization?
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! We were very excited to once again offer this day-long workshop, presented in two parts (first offered on January 12th, 2015). Participants learned from each other and from popular instructor and UC Berkeley MSW alum, Hunter Gatewood, MSW, LCSW, Principal, Signal Key Consulting. Hunter is a quality improvement expert who focuses on the intersection between quality improvement (QI) methodology, leadership development, and management habits.
Participants at Quality Improvement Training, January 2015
At the end of this workshop, participants were able to:
- Identify the principles of quality improvement
- Learn the tools to use in quality improvement projects, including development of Aim Statements and how to build a strong project team
- Use process analysis tools to identify potential changes for improvement
- Discuss what many people get wrong when trying to use the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle
- Discuss the QI-related management and leadership skills needed to keep an organization focused on continuous improvement
8:30am - 9:00am: Registration and Coffee/Tea and Light Breakfast
9:00am - 12:00pm: Part 1: Quality Improvement at the Project Level
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch on your own
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Part 2: Quality Improvement at the Organization Level
Our goal for the new Innovative Leaders Speaker Series is to provide public health professionals with an opportunity to learn about innovative ideas and new ways of thinking while creating a forum to share these ideas with others. Each session will provide you with an opportunity to hear directly from leaders and to network with your peers.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Innovative Leaders Speaker Series is sponsored by the Center for Public Health Practice and the Center for Health Leadership (CHL). The CHL mission is to inspire and empower current and emerging health leaders to realize their leadership potential and to solve the health challenges facing California and the world, and to increase the depth and quality of diverse health leaders and professionals in all health sectors. The CHL aspires to accomplish this by serving as an innovative, lifelong resource for students, alumni, and other professionals to enhance their capacity to lead from where they are, and to enhance their ability to create transformational impacts on public health and health care. Each speaker in the Series provides our students and professionals with essential resources that promote leadership through innovation.
All talks in this new Series are open to public health and health care professionals, faculty, staff and students.
The California Endowment, 1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Lake Merritt - Oak Room, Oakland, CA.
- Regular Registration: $60
About Hunter Gatewood:
Hunter Gatewood, MSW, LCSW, Principal, Signal Key Consulting is a social worker and quality improvement trainer and consultant. He specializes in the intersection of quality improvement methodologies, management skills and leadership development. Most of his work is with primary care clinics and health centers. Hunter also works with hospitals, health plans, medical groups and one elementary school.
Before becoming a consultant and trainer, Hunter worked as Director of Health Improvement at San Francisco Health Plan and prior to that he managed learning collaboratives for primary care clinics and safety net hospitals for the California Health Care Safety Net Institute.
Hunter's clinical experience includes social work and community case management for patients with high care needs related to homelessness, substance abuse, complex medical conditions and mental illness. Learn more about Hunter here.