The Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (I-QIPS) is comprised of leaders from across the educational and clinical enterprise, bringing with them a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds in QI and patient safety. This expertise is carried over into interactive training courses developed and offered by I-QIPS, strategically designed to enrich the hands-on learning experience that is provided to course participants.
The training courses are conducted by course facilitators, who provide the educational content of the course sessions, as well as by QI coaches, who lead breakout groups during the sessions (as assigned). Some QI coaches also provide personalized coaching to assigned trainees/course participants between course sessions, guiding them on their improvement projects in relation to the course assignments.
Course facilitators are comprised of master teachers, course faculty, and instructors, as designated by the I-QIPS. Qualified I-QIPS QI Coaches may be invited to participate as course facilitators for select I-QIPS QI training courses, based on their indicated interests and observed/demonstrated levels of experience.
Master Teachers serve as subject matter experts, direct course content, lead course sessions offered by the I-QIPS when needed, mentor QI leaders, and lead the development I-QIPS Course Faculty and Instructors.
Instructors serve as subject matter experts, co-lead course sessions offered by the I-QIPS, and provide coaching to learners on QI projects.