The Certificate Training Program (CTP) in Health Quality Transformation is the IHQSE’s most rigorous professional development program. While all CTP teams complete an improvement project, the course is more focused on developing teams that can complete projects than on the project itself. We believe that if we build a strong team, develop leadership skills and focus them on improvement efforts, the team will be well positioned to complete projects in perpetuity. As such, we give priority to those teams that represent dyadic (physician/nurse/administrator) leadership of an ambulatory clinic or an inpatient unit or program.
IHQSE programs focus on your development. The educational outcomes for our Certificate Training Program show significant gains in participant knowledge. However, it is the ability to transfer knowledge into skills and skills into outcomes that differentiates the IHQSE. Visit our Performance Portfolio page for a sampling of IHQSE projects throughout the years. We have experience with over 100 project types and can help you apply our templates to help solve your quality, safety or efficiency challenges.
The year-long course requires approximately 10 hours of team time per month. Two, four-hour classes and two, one-hour coaching sessions per month. The curriculum focuses on leadership, team development, change management, provider/staff engagement, project management, and effective communication. Additionally participants will learn the core tenets of quality and process improvement as well as principles of patient safety on patient safety, healthcare finance, organizational operations, and patient experience. Every core concept that is taught in class is immediately applied to a real-world project with the aid of a dedicated team coach to facilitate successful implementation.
The program places special emphasis on:
CTP is a rigorous 12-month professional development program. The longitudinal curriculum builds on itself and requires substantial in- and out-of-classroom effort. The program requires thoughtful development of a leadership structure, performance improvement strategy, and data-driven improvement work. Priority is given to teams representing units, programs or clinics and those that have a physician and nurse/administrator dyad. Specifically, in order to graduate from CTP, participants must:
Every core concept that is taught in class is immediately applied to a real-world project with the aid of a dedicated team coach to facilitate successful implementation.
Jeffrey GlasheenIHQSE Director
Everyone involved was inspiring, helpful and important in improving my leadership skills and my ability to interact with staff more effectively.
CTP Participant 2018