This Course will break down for you in a few easy steps how to drive change in your workplace, regardless of size, and show you some practical examples of how others have done this.
- Who is John Kotter?
- The steps in Kotter’s 8-step model
- Simple examples of the steps in practice
Health professionals are fundamental in identifying the need for change, but often they have not been equipped with the skills to drive the continuous quality improvement process.
However, patient outcomes can be significantly improved when change champions are identified and improved standards can be set.
Much research is available as to why change fails, but there is also evidence to show that change can be created and sustained if an effective and simple model is followed.
The purpose of this Course is to enhance knowledge of change management theory and strategies to drive change within your organisation to ensure processes are enhanced, and as a result, patient outcomes are improved.
- Health service organisations will have a measurable improvement in healthcare provision due to changes in processes and monitoring
This Course is particularly relevant to registered nurses, including nurse educators, and other health professionals wishing to drive change in their workplace, but who are unsure where to start.
No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.
Dr Anne Heath is a Lecturer at the University of Tasmania in the School of Nursing (College of Health and Medicine), and in the University College. She was formerly the Executive Director of Education for NOFASD Australia, travelling nationally to deliver FASD training to organisations, parents/carers, and the community. She continues her involvement with NOFASD Australia through membership on their Board of Management and has an extensive background in community services (disability, drug and alcohol, youth work, mental health, and homelessness). Her teaching specialities are applied health and community support, developmental psychology, human resource management, project management, and quality improvement. Anne currently enjoys lecturing and consulting in a range of capacities, and is passionate about raising awareness of FASD at every opportunity. Particularly focussing on articulating the importance of early diagnosis to ensure those who will live with FASD receive timely support to enable a better quality of life. See Educator Profile