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The School for Change Agents

Develop the skills to make a difference and create change in your organisation on this course targeted at health and care staff.

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The School for Change Agents
  • Duration

    5 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours
  • Accreditation

    AvailableMore info

Build the confidence needed to make change happen

Do you want to make a difference in your organisation? On this course, you will build the skills, confidence, and supportive community needed to create change in an evolving environment.

You will learn how to become a change agent by generating new ideas, pushing the boundaries, and leading others to do the same in your organisation. You will understand what drives you to create change, how to take action, and how to improve your approaches based on feedback.

By completing this course, you will discover your potential to make a difference with a community of like-minded individuals.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 13 seconds As a participant on the School for Change Agents, the first thing you’ll learn is that change starts with me. The second thing you’ll learn is how to move from me to we, because we cannot be change agents on our own. The rest of the curriculum moves out from there. You will learn about purpose and power and how you create a shared sense of purpose and power with others. You’ll learn about how resilience is an act of defiance and how we can build it every day with our communities. You’ll also learn about what it means to be a leader in complex environments.

Skip to 0 minutes and 53 seconds We’ll walk you through methods and approaches; there will be case studies; there’ll be interactions and most importantly there’ll be thousands of like-minded people from around the world who are all passionate about making change happen in our health and care systems.

What topics will you cover?

Over the five weeks of School you will:

  • Discover what drives you to want to create change
  • Learn how to bring others with you to create a movement for change
  • Understand how to use power effectively to support your change efforts
  • Learn how to enable change in complex environments
  • How to take action and realise the changes you want to create

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

This course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Demonstrate relevant skills to lead and create change among peers
  • Evaluate approaches to create change and improve on them based on analysis from peers
  • Develop an understanding of change methodology
  • Develop knowledge of accessing communities and resources related to creating change in their locality

Who is the course for?

This course has been created by NHS Horizons, part of the English National Health Service. It is relevant for everyone who works in the public or voluntary sector globally. Although the content is focused on the needs of health and care staff, it will suit change agents from other industries including housing, education, the police service, and government and community activists.

Who will you learn with?

Helen is Chief Transformation Officer at NHS Horizons. She is a thought leader who supports and helps energise thousands of change activists to build skills, confidence and power to make a difference.

Kathryn is Director at NHS Horizons. She is curious about people, the messy realities of making change happen and how we inspire others to action. Change agent!

Who developed the course?

NHS Leadership Academy

Our purpose is to work with our partners to deliver excellent leadership across the NHS to have a direct impact on patient care.

NHS Horizons

NHS Horizons supports activists and leaders of change to think differently about large-scale change, improve collaboration, and get better outcomes.

Learning on FutureLearn

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  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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