Level 3 (L3) Advanced Cohort Training is our flagship training program, which runs from August to May (10 months) each year.
Applications closed for Cohort 7. Next cohort applications will open in Dec 2023.
For those who have applied already can still access the application website to make changes.
L3 Training Dates:
An ideal quality improvement (QI) project:
aligns with the vision, values, and goals of the health authority
focuses on opportunities to improve quality patient care
has local, operational support
is amenable to a QI approach, where changes are developed and then tested locally with PDSA cycles (the project is not simply an implementation of a single pre-conceived change idea)
focuses on a problem that occurs frequently enough for meaningful data to be collected over a 10 month period
does not rely on significant investment of new resources (equipment, staff, etc.)
If you are selected for L3 training, you are expected to work on a QI project of your choice over a period of 10 months, and to participate in 13 interactive training sessions. A detailed description of the expected commitments is available below (Appendix A).
In addition to these requirements, you are highly encouraged to review the SSC Exchange to identify similar projects from where you could learn.
Topics include the following:
Model for Improvement – Plan Do Study Act (PDSA)
Privacy and Ethics in QI
Root cause analysis
Human Side of Change – Stakeholder Engagement
Data planning and testing Changes
Team Work & Communication
Sustaining and Spreading Improvement
Cohort 3 participants collaborating during a breakout session at our Advanced Cohort Training
Appendix A - Expected Commitments
Read training materials and prepare for sessions with the cohort
Submit your monthly invoices for reimbursement
Present your project progress and achievements to your division, program, facility