2017 Archive

Below is the content from each of the five modules of School for Change Agents during 2017.

Please note: we have removed the live links to our YouTube videos from previous years’ sessions. If you would like to view the videos, please email us at england.si-horizons@nhs.net.

Module 1

This first module invites you to continue your journey as a change agent and offers some new ways of thinking about how you work to effect change. The module highlights learning from some of the most effective change agents across the globe, explores the differences between troublemakers and rebels and helps us to understand how to ‘rock the boat and stay in it’.

Module 1 Resources

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School for Change Agents 2017 – Module 1 from HorizonsCIC

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School for change agents – Module 1 transcript from HorizonsCIC

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Module 1 chat box – School for Change Agents from HorizonsCIC


Module 2

The golden rule for change activists is: ‘You can’t be a rebel on your own’ and will be presented by Kathryn Perera. This module gives us an understanding of the power of working together by exploring communities of practice and social movements. We identify techniques for connecting with our own and others’ values and emotions to create a call for action.

Module 2 Resources

Module 2 Study Guide: View it on Slideshare or download it.

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Module 2 slides – School for Change Agents from HorizonsCIC

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Module 2 School for Change Agents – transcript from HorizonsCIC

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Module 2 chat box – School for Change Agents from HorizonsCIC

Module 3

It is natural to resist change. Rather than seeing resistance as something negative, here we shift our perspective so that we see dissent, diversity and disruption as essential components of effective change. However, we need to build resilience in order to work effectively with resistance. This module offers some tools and techniques to ensure that we remain strong, adaptable and able to continue our work as change agents.

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Thursday 2 March 3pm GMT

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Module 4

This module will help us create and sustain the energy we need to make change happen. We will look at a number of practical ideas, tools and resources to help us change the way we do change. We’ll look at why change fails and how you can minimise the risk of it failing by creating a shared purpose and understanding the different energies needed to bring teams with you.

Module 4 Study Guide available on SlideShare and DropBox.

Thursday 9 March 3pm GMT

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Module 5

As change agents we are aware that most effective change starts at ‘the edge’. This module will help us equip ourselves for our journey to the edge and beyond. We’ll explore what we mean by ‘the edge’, and what opportunities there are for health and care change activists to be bridge builders and curators.

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Thursday 16 March 3pm GMT


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Game on! Using gamification to engage and motivate change.

Shari McKeown from the British Columbia Patient Safety & Quality Council, Canada shows how using games can build energy, engagement and sustainability for change.


Moving from Quality Improvement as activity to Quality Improvement as culture

Using care for older people as an example, Ruth Glassborow from Health Improvement Scotland talks about developing a sustainable QI culture


August 2016 – Edge Talk: Managing Talent in Health and Social Care

Talent Management in Nursing – why does it matter to frontline staff and managers in the NHS? Friday 5 August 2016, 09.30-11.00 (GMT+) Sue Haines, Nottingham University Hospital’s Assistant Director of Nursing, will address managing talent in health supported by Dr Joanne Cooper, Head of N&M Research and Kerry Taylor, Shared Governance Facilitator. This webinar […]