Online course in Health & Psychology

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.

  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Weekly study 2 hours
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  • Extra benefits From $44 Find out more
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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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What topics will you cover?

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

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more

  • Available now
    This course started 4 Nov 2019

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 Bevan

Helen Bevan

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 Perera

Kathryn Perera

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?

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

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