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Are you looking for skill-building and engagement opportunities to help you grow, learn new ideas, or make new connections? The following is a list of upcoming events hosted by the Health Quality Council or our partners or friends in health and health care in Saskatchewan, nationally, and internationally.

Upcoming Skill-Building Events

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Back to Basics: The Model for Improvement (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Glenda Beauchamp, Carla Flogan, and Ian Shaw

In this session we unpack the three questions of the Model for Improvement, its components and how it can be applied in the human services field.

Date & Time
October 29, 2021 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

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Learning through a pandemic: Developmental evaluation and vaccine delivery (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Dr. Gary Groot & Patrick Falstein

In this session, Dr. Gary Groot and HQC’s Patrick Falastein share how teams at the SHA, U of S and HQC came together to evaluate COVID vaccine roll-outs using a rapid feedback mechanism.

Date & Time
September 24, 2021 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

The Indigenous Patient Journey Projects: Cycles of Trauma and Crisis (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Randal Bell

In this session, Randal Bell discusses the Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) Indigenous Patient Journey Projects: Cycles of Trauma and Crisis to capture the voice of lived experience.

Date & Time
July 9, 2021 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Strengthening Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Relationships through Dialogue (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Brad Bellegarde

In honour of National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, Brad Bellegarde shares his knowledge on how to strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities.

Date & Time
June 18, 2021 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

The Problem with Problems: Getting Clear When Things Are Complex (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Glenda Beauchamp, Carla Flogan, & Jocelyn Watson

In this session, our speakers discuss the differences between simple, complicated, and complex problems and discover how you can best tackle them.

Date & Time
May 28, 2021 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Research and Development During a Pandemic (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Dr. Volker Gerdts

The University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has been a leader in COVID-19 research and development since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2. Dr. Volker Gerdts talks about VIDO’s COVID-19 response and more.

Date & Time
April 23, 2021 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Essential Together: Safely Reintegrating Caregivers as Essential Care Partners During COVID-19 and Beyond (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Carol Fancott & Jessie Checkley

In this session, Carol Fancott and Jessie Checkley from Healthcare Excellence Canada talk about the Essential Together program.

Date & Time
March 26, 2021 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

OneSmallStepSK.ca: An Innovative Digital Strategy for Non-Profits in Saskatoon (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Gregg Bamford, Katelyn Roberts, & Alice Kuipers

Have you heard about http://onessmallstepsk.ca? Gregg Bamford, Katelyn Roberts, and Alice Kuipers share the story of this innovative website that connects potential donors to non-profits.

Date & Time
January 15, 2021 9:31 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Coaching: Getting Past the Hype to Discover the Power of a Coaching Conversation (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Jennifer Klatt (Ehrmantraut)

In this session Jennifer Klatt talks about the power of an effective coaching conversation.

Date & Time
November 6, 2020 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Moving the Dial: How Clinical QI Training is Changing Culture in a Provincial Health System (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Bonnie Brossart, Dr. Gary Groot, & Shari Furniss

Learn more about the Clinical Quality Improvement Program and how Saskatchewan is building clinician capability for leading quality improvement (QI).

Date & Time
September 18, 2020 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

The Ladder of Inference (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Glenda Beauchamp

HQC’s Glenda Beauchamp talks about the ladder of inference and how to climb it safely to avoid misunderstandings.

Date & Time
July 17, 2020 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

National Indigenous History Month with Lyndon Linklater (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Lyndon J Linklater

Knowledge Keeper Lyndon J Linklater is a powerful story teller that utilizes First Nation teachings that involve knowledge of ceremonies and mixes humour to deliver a poignant message.

Date & Time
June 19, 2020 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Working Remotely Series: Micro-Learning Campaigns (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Shari Furniss

Learning campaigns are a way to break down big ideas into bite-sized pieces. A learning campaign consists of lessons, resources and activities, delivered in small (“micro-learning”) chunks over a defined period of time.

Date & Time
May 29, 2020 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Working Remotely Series: Building Trust with Teams in a Virtual Environment (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Chelsea Schwartz

In this QI Power Hour, we cover some considerations and tools to support building trust with teams in a virtual environment

Date & Time
May 22, 2020 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Working Remotely Series: Learning to Adapt – Moving from In-person to Remote Learning (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Shari Furniss

In this QI Power Hour we look at ways of managing this shift from in-person to remote learning.

Date & Time
May 8, 2020 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Working Remotely Series: Safe and Well at Home – Self-Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Dr. Adam Stacey

This webinar delineates the foundational elements of mental health and wellbeing and explores ways to develop, adapt and maintain personal wellbeing.

Date & Time
April 17, 2020 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Working Remotely Series: Hosting Online Meetings (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Chelsea Schwartz & Caroline Beck

In this Working Remotely webinar series, we discuss how to run virtual meetings more effectively.

Date & Time
April 3, 2020 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Working Remotely Series: The Basics (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Caroline Beck & Chelsea Schwartz

In this webinar, we share some free online tools that may assist you in a remote environment. During this webinar, we created a space for our community to discuss some of the challenges they are facing in this new work environment, as well as explore how members have designed their work environment to respond to these challenges.

Date & Time
March 27, 2020 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Promoting Social Inclusion Through Experience-based Design in Christchurch, New Zealand (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Nicola Woodward

This session explores how agencies can make a difference using experiences-based service design. Nicola shared some of the experiences that contributed to the transformation of a women’s refuge, and the founding of a unique centre of co-located human services in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Date & Time
February 27, 2020 2:00 pm-3:00 pm CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Research as Reconciliation (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Dr. Carrie Bourassa

Dr. Carrie Bourassa shares some of her wisdom gained by serving the needs of Indigenous communities through health research.

Date & Time
January 31, 2020 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Health Networks in Saskatchewan (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Dr. Kevin Wasko, Sheila Anderson, & Dr. Rashaad Hansia

This session discusses Health Networks and the experience of uncoordinated care, tailored network teams and next steps in the development of Health Networks.

Date & Time
November 15, 2019 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Citizen Science in Public Health Policy: Leveraging the Power of Ubiquitous Tools (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Dr. Tarun Katapally

This Power Hour goes into the integration of citizen science, community-based participatory research, and systems science through ubiquitous tools to conduct population health research in the digital age.

Date & Time
October 25, 2019 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

The Costs of Poverty to Saskatchewan: Why Do They Matter and How Do We Calculate Them? (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Charles Plante

This session talks about the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership’s 12 Bold Ideas to Eliminate Poverty in Saskatoon and how QI methods were used to inform their work.

Date & Time
September 6, 2019 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

12 Bold Ideas to Eliminate Poverty in Saskatoon: A Closer Look at the Work of the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Colleen Christopherson-Cote

In this webinar you will learn about the SPRP’s 12 Bold Ideas to Eliminate Poverty and take a closer look at how methods of QI were modified to collect and map system sectors. You will also learn about the role that evaluation played in the creation of the ideas and the continued monitoring and analysis and the complexity of the solutions.

Date & Time
July 18, 2019 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Bravely Leading Challenging Conversations (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Stephani Roy McCallum

The foundation of making any change initiative work in the long-term is our ability to talk through the issues, concerns, emotions, and possibilities – together. Learn how to have brave, honest conversations with others in this session.

Date & Time
June 19, 2019 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Going big with community-based improvement, a B.C. born approach (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Dr. Jennifer Mervyn, Christina Southey, & Nikita Soares

This session explores the transferable aspects of the change model, values, and approaches that proved successful within the BC Child and Youth Mental Heath and Substance Use Collaborative.

Date & Time
May 31, 2019 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Getting on the Same Page: the Difference Between Data for Improvement, Data for Research, and Data for Accountability (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Jessica Hamilton & Laura Schwartz

This session helps with selecting measures, as well as understanding perspectives that team members may be bring to your measurement discussion.

Date & Time
April 26, 2019 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Improving the Quality of Health: Broadening our Perspectives (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Dr. Susan Shaw & Dr. Dennis Kendel

Explore the wide range of factors, other than health care, that influence health. This power hour goes over the “Social Determinants” of Health, as well as the fundamentals of upstream thinking.

Date & Time
March 15, 2019 11:00 am-12:00 pm CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Introduction to Graphic Facilitation (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Shari Furniss

Graphic facilitation is not an art class. It’s about using visual methods to enrich communication and understanding. This session, covers some basic techniques to get you started. Grab a marker and paper – this session is very hands-on!

Date & Time
February 27, 2019 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Leading Change and Improvement in a World That is Changing Fast (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Dr. Helen Bevan

In this power hour Dr. Bevan talks about change and improvement in a world that is changing fast

Date & Time
January 24, 2019 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
ONline
Event Host
HQC

Learning About Learning: Insights from a Citizen Astronaut Candidate (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Doug Campbell

This webinar has Doug Campbell go over his learnings and reflections on Untethered Exploration’s framework for learning, how this framework supports accelerated self-improvement and yields better teams in relation to his astronaut training.

Date & Time
November 23, 2018 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

10 “Simple” Ways to Improve Patient Care: Lessons Learned from Saskatchewan’s Emergency Department Waits and Patient Flow Initiative (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Suann Laurent, Sharon Garratt, Adrienne Danyliw, & Kyla Avis

Hear what Saskatchewan’s ED Waits and Patient Flow Initiative team has learned along their journey on how to improve patient care.

Date & Time
October 5, 2018 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Increase Your Success Rate with QI: The Highly Adoptable Improvement Model and Toolkit (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Dr. Chris Hayes

Learn all about QI in this session with DR. Chris Hayes as he goes over qi strategies, the Highly Adoptable model, and utilizing tools for improvement strategies.

Date & Time
September 14, 2018 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Improving Community Health and Well-being: Hub Tables in Saskatchewan (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Matthew Gray & Sarah Collins

This webinar talks about the creation of Hub tables across the province, valuable lessons learned, and how Hub tables might evolve and improve as integrated services become the new normal for communities.

Date & Time
June 22, 2018 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Catching the Improvement Bug: The Clinical Quality Improvement Program (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Shari Furniss, Dr. Shaqil Peermohamed & Dr. Erin Hamilton

Learn all about the Clinical Quality Improvement Program (CQIP), what makes it special, and get insight into the CQIP experience.

Date & Time
May 29, 2018 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

The Drama Triangle… and How to Get off It! (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Dr. Sheryl Mills

This session is all about the drama triangle. Learn from Sheryl Mills on what exactly the drama triangle is and how to get off of it.

Date & Time
April 27, 2018 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Thinking Upstream: Intersectoral Quality Improvement for Better Health and Wellness (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Brandon Bennett

Learn how innovative programs around the world are working across sectors — including education, justice, and social services — to improve health and wellbeing.

Date & Time
March 16, 2018 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

High-need, high-cost Patients in Saskatchewan: What We’re Learning About Their Needs and Health Service Use (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Meric Osman

In this session found out what administrative data can tell us about high-need, high-cost patients in Saskatchewan.

Date & Time
February 28, 2018 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Connected Care Strategy – The Saskatchewan Journey Towards Improved Patient Flow (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Graham Fast & Sheila Anderson

This session goes over the development of the overarching strategy guiding the Connected Care work, as well as examples of on-the-ground implementation challenges and successes, both in hospitals as well as community settings.

Date & Time
January 19, 2018 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Leveraging Networks to Accelerate Improvement in the UK: The Q Community (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Stacey Lally & Ashlee Biggs

This session covers the story of Q; where it has come from and what Q members are trying to accomplish in the UK.

Date & Time
November 16, 2017 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Scotland’s Quality Journey (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Dr. Brian Robson

Hear how Scotland is organising for Quality Improvement at scale. This session talks about the framework for high impact leadership created by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement to reflect on key components that have helped Scotland in its journey.

Date & Time
October 27, 2017 9:30 am-10:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Choosing and Creating the Correct Control Chart for Your Data (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Doug Campbell & Jessica Hamilton

This session covers selecting the correct type of control chart based upon the type of data you have
and walks you through how to create a control chart in Microsoft Excel.

Date & Time
September 29, 2017 10:30 am-11:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Creative Thinking for Serious People (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Paul Plsek

Learn how to stimulate yourself, and others, to be creative by learning about the differences in the mental process used for everyday thinking versus creative thinking; and applying the selected tools to generate creative ideas, alone or in groups.

Date & Time
September 1, 2017 10:30 am-11:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Health System Modeling (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Adrienne Danyliw & Yuan Tian

This power explores Health System Modeling. Learn how we have used System Modeling in the Saskatchewan healthcare system to date to help inform strategic planning to reduce wait times in the Emergency Departments, including how it has challenged us to take a truly systematic approach to address this issue.

Date & Time
June 16, 2017 10:30 am-11:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Understanding Variation: How to Identify and Manage Variation (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Doug Campbell

Identifying and understanding variation to help get continuous quality improvement efforts. This session builds on the March 2017 QI Power Hour which covered foundational concepts of variation and its importance to quality improvement work.

Date & Time
May 19, 2017 10:30 am-11:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

How to Manage Change Using the Principles of ADKAR (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Dr. Sheryl Mills

In this session, learn about the ADKAR model and how to manage change using the principles in this model.

Date & Time
May 5, 2017 10:30 am-11:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Serious Fun: Fundamentals of Creating a Positive and Productive Culture (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Mike Easton

This webinar will show you how leadership starts and ends with culture. The ‘Argus Tribe’ culture is something you will want to learn about.

Date & Time
April 21, 2017 10:30 am-11:30 am CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Understanding Variation and its Importance to Quality Improvement (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Doug Campbell & Laura Schwartz

This first session in a multi-part series that will introduce you to foundational concepts regarding variation and quality improvement.

Date & Time
March 10, 2017 11:30 am-12:30 pm CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Shari Furniss

Explore the work of Kegan and Lahey’s 7 languages. In this webinar, we look at how groups communicate, and how this can hinder or help changing our culture.

Date & Time
February 24, 2017 11:30 am-12:30 pm CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC

Design Thinking for Innovation (QI Power Hour)

Speaker(s)
Colleen Kennedy

This session touches on some of the latest knowledge on how design tools and methods can be used to foster innovation. In this webinar, we explore how we can partner with the people we are designing for to create innovative solutions.

Date & Time
January 13, 2017 11:30 am-12:30 pm CST
Location
Online
Event Host
HQC