Virtual Academy of Large Scale Change Masterclasses 2018

Following the successful launch of the Leading Large Scale Change Guide and Virtual Academy of Large Scale Change (VALSC) webinar series, NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement (SI) Team is now offering targeted large scale change support via face-to-face masterclasses.

The masterclasses build on a series of fully booked sessions that we ran in early 2018. The sessions received excellent feedback from the teams that participated, including:

“Great opportunity to work on our large scale change programme. [We were] given a structured methodology and excellent facilitator support and peer review.”

Respiratory Consultant and Clinical Lead for STP

“The pace was good and also the chance to actually use the time to start thinking about actions (i.e. not too much talking to us). Plenty of energy, good expertise and experienced speakers.”

Deputy Director – Clinical Strategy

We are now looking to work with more health and care system teams who are either already redesigning services or are ready to start a transformation or redesign programme and wish to actively progress the change using large scale change principles.

We are holding masterclasses on systems leadership, large scale change and networks, impact and knowledge curation. The sessions will take the form of face-to-face, learning-in-action events designed to help health and care system teams to achieve their large scale change ambitions.

Taking place in September and October 2018, our masterclasses will connect teams to our expert faculty and will be highly interactive. The aim for each masterclass is to help participating teams to develop a practical action plan to take forward the next steps of their large scale change challenge.

The masterclasses have been designed to bring together people to:

  • Learn, share and practically apply systems leadership and large scale change principles and best practice
  • Create a positive shift in our collective ability to lead complex change initiatives.

The masterclasses build on the Leading Large Scale Change Guide (relaunched in 2017) and the Virtual Academy of Large Scale Change webinar series.

The masterclasses available are:

Date Topics and leaders Location
20 and 21 September 2018 Systems Leadership and Large Scale Change

Led by:
Debbie Sorkin – National Director of Systems Leadership, The Leadership Centre (Day 1)
Ian Railton – Director, Verandern Ltd (Days 1 and 2)
Ali Wheeler
Associate Director of Transformation, Cheshire West Integrated Care Partnership (Day 2)

London
26 and 27 September 2018 Systems Leadership and Large Scale Change

Led by:
Debbie Sorkin – National Director of Systems Leadership, The Leadership Centre (Day 1)
Ian Railton – Director, Verandern Ltd (Days 1 and 2)
Ali Wheeler
Associate Director of Transformation, Cheshire West Integrated Care Partnership (Day 2)

Leeds
16 October 2018 Networks, Impact and Knowledge Curation 

Please note: places on this masterclass are only open to those attending one of the above two-day masterclasses

Led by:
Andrew Lambe
Senior Knowledge and Intelligence Manager, Sustainable Improvement team, NHS England

Liz Maddocks-BrownSenior Manager – Networks  and Faculty, Sustainable Improvement team, NHS England
Grace Sweeney – Senior Manager, Impact, Research and Evaluation, Sustainable Improvement team, NHS England 

London

Following the masterclasses participants will be able to connect with our expert facilitators and peers through our dedicated VALSC collaboration space to help maintain momentum with their large scale change commitments.

Expressions of interest

Please note that the expressions of interest process for this masterclass series is now closed. Information about further masterclasses will be posted on this page in due course. If you have any questions about the series, please contact england.si-virtualacademy@nhs.net.