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Monash Partners/MCHRI Implementing Improvement in Healthcare Program 2023

About the program

Our healthcare system faces tremendous challenges in its mission to provide high-quality, equitable healthcare. Critical to this mission is an effective system of continuous improvement, that is contingent on a highly skilled healthcare workforce, with the capacity to make positive and sustained change.

Implementing Improvement in Healthcare Program is designed to build your knowledge and skills in implementation science, and healthcare improvement, that will enable you to make a positive contribution to your field of work. You will be supported through intensive coaching, education, peer-support, and exposure to easy-to-use improvement and implementation tools.

Who would benefit from this program?

  • Clinicians, nurses, improvement facilitators, health-service managers or implementation researchers responsible for delivering improvement in a health service setting.
  • Healthcare teams planning to start a project in 2023 that would benefit from the direct application of new learnings to real-time projects.
  • Individuals who want to deepen their skills, confidence and knowledge to facilitate evidence-informed improvement in their teams.

Program purpose

The program will build capability and capacity within the healthcare workforce to inspire and support a culture of improvement, underpinned by evidence-informed approaches.

What will you gain from this program

Over a 12-month period you will;

  • Strengthen your understanding of the relevance and application of implementation science, and improvement processes, to assist you to successfully deliver your project outcomes
  • Increase your confidence to lead, facilitate, monitor, and guide iterative sustained change
  • Learn how to inspire others to join your mission for change and improvement
  • Join a committed community of like-minded peers, who are equally invested in becoming change leaders able of meet the complex challenges facing our healthcare systems today.

Program overview

The numbers are capped to ensure a high-quality learning experience. Over a 12-month period you will be supported to achieve your project outcomes through, intensive personalised and group coaching, education on core implementation and improvement concepts, and evidence-based approaches, regular engagement with peer support, exposure to inspiring leaders, and the guided application of easy-to-use improvement, and implementation tools.

Scholarship places

Two scholarship places are available for the 2023 program with a 50% reduction in the course cost. These places are available to applicants embedded in a Monash Partners health service (see below), linked to the organisation’s innovation/improvement team and endorsed by the Executive team.

Scholarship applications will be evaluated against the following assessment criteria and weightings:

  • collaboration with your organisations system improvement team (30%)
  • potential impact of the improvement project (40%)
  • organisational support and senior leadership buy-in (30%)

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a scholarship place or the Monash Partners discounted rate, applicants must have an appointment with one of Monash Partners health service members. These include:

  • Alfred Health
  • Eastern Health
  • Monash Health
  • Cabrini
  • Epworth
  • Peninsula Health
  • Latrobe Regional Hospital

Researchers must have a Monash Partners health service partner or apply as a non-Monash Partner member. There are no restrictions for applications from outside the Monash Partner network.

For more information

Key dates



Applications open

13 February 2023

Applications close

24 March 2023, 5pm AEDT

Applicants notified

14 April 2023

Pre-workshop preparation

April 2023

Teaching workshop

Workshop 1: 9-10 May 2023 (two days - Implementation Masterclass, in person delivery)

Coaching webinar 1

June 2023

Coaching webinar 2

July 2023

Teaching workshop

Workshop 2: August 2023 (one day)

Coaching webinar 3

October 2023

Coaching webinar 4

September 2023

Teaching workshop

Workshop 3: November 2023 (one day)

Coaching webinar 5

November - December 2023

Coaching webinar 6 TBC

February 2024

Network event dates

Implementing Improvement in Healthcare – Learnings from the Frontline
23rd August 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Program costs

The program is open to all stakeholders in improvement and for Monash Partners participants a discount is offered.

Multiple participants from the same improvement project may wish to join the Program. Additional enrolment fees for each participant will apply as below:

1 person - Monash Partners member $1,950; non-Monash Partners member $2,350 (excluding GST)
2 people (same project) - Monash Partners member $1,750; non-Monash Partners member $2,150 (excluding GST)
3 people (same project) - Monash Partners member $1,550pp; non-Monash Partners member $1,950 (excluding GST)

Monash Partners scholarships and enrolments for 2023

Applications for the 2023 Scholarship and enrolment into ther 12-month program have now closed.