Advanced Learning Program
The IDEAS Advanced Learning Program (ALP) equips healthcare professionals with the knowledge, practical skills and tools to lead quality improvement initiatives that aim to improve patient care, experience and outcomes. At the completion of the ALP, participants will have all of the preparation necessary to apply their leadership to high quality patient care.
Who is the program best suited for?
The ALP is for emerging and established clinical (physicians, nurses, other healthcare disciplines) and administrative (managers, directors and senior leaders) healthcare professionals who have a foundational understanding of quality improvement concepts and who aspire to develop and lead quality improvement projects within or across organizations.
Do you have to apply as a team?
To participate in this accredited program, prospective participants apply as team (maximum of four people) to develop, implement and report on an applied learning project demonstrating improvement and alignment with health system and organizational priorities. Each applied learning project team requires an executive sponsor; a senior leader who commits to supporting the project and removing potential barriers to success. See examples of project successes here.
Where and how is the program delivered?
The ALP consists of an online, classroom and application component. The classroom component is delivered in downtown Toronto.
Is the program accredited?
The Advanced Learning Program is accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada and The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.