The ELFT Improvement Leaders’ Programme (ILP) course includes 8 face to face training days. The dates and structure of the course are listed below.

Important next steps for ILP delegates between November and December:

  • Update your aim, measures and change ideas/driver diagram on QI Life following the 3 day workshop (if you have not already done so).
  • If you have measures (and baseline data in place) get started with running your first PDSAs.
  • If you don’t have baseline data, collect this first before starting with PDSAs, so you are able to understand the impact of your tests.
  • Regularly meet with your QI coach and project team.

Day 1: 

Intro to the Improvement Leaders’ Programme

Key ingredients for success for a QI project

Coaching sessions with wave 7 project teams

  • Tuesday 3 October 2017, 9:00am- 5:00pm

Days 2: 

An introduction to the Model for Improvement

Tools to help your project team decide what to focus on

How to create driver diagrams

Coaching sessions with wave 7 project teams

Completion or review of the wave 7 QI project charter

  • Tuesday 17th October 2017, 9:00am- 5:00pm

Day 3, 4 and 5: 

Deming’s Lens of Profound Knowledge

The Model for Improvement (MFI), a deeper dive

MFI Question 1:  Setting aims

MFI Question 2:  Developing change ideas, creativity and provocation techniques.

More useful QI tools

MFI Question 3:  How will we know if change is an improvement?

Understanding variation conceptually and statistically

Systems thinking and Driver Diagrams


Coaching sessions with wave 7 project teams

QI project presentations from previous projects

  • Tuesday 31st October 2017, 9:00am-5.00pm
  • Wednesday 1st November 2017, 9.00am-5.00pm
  • Thursday 2nd November 2017, 9:00am- 5:00pm

Day 6: 

Reflective session on progress
Demand and capacity workshop
Creativity exercise workshop
QI sponsor support session

  • Tuesday 5th December 2017, 9:00am- 5:00pm

Day 7:

Reflective session on progress
Control charts & using data that isn’t numbers
Implementation and scale up
How does it all fit together?
Coaching session with QI coaches


  • Tuesday 30th January 2018, 9:00am- 5:00pm

Day 8: Graduation Day

Key note presentation
Project presentations from wave 7
Graduation Ceremony
Celebratory lunch

  • Tuesday 10th April 2018, 9:00am- 1:00pm