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About our Programs

WHICH PROGRAM SHOULD I APPLY TO?

Both programs involve team‐based problem‐solving applied to a project in your area and both teach the same improvement methodology. RITE is more focused on supporting the efforts of frontline teams to complete improvement projects. CELT is more focused on developing clinical and administrative leaders. In CELT, teams attend all day class sessions for 9 days, learning from invited local and national experts. In RITE, teams meet for two hours every two weeks for a total of 10 sessions. Please see the image above for a summary comparison.

As part of either course, each participant will select a set of team members that will work together to complete an improvement project. Each team will be assigned a coach who will work with the project team to provide consultation and support for this important hands‐on experience.

 

WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES?

To enhance improvement capability within the clinical operation of Stanford Medicine. Improvement capability in complex organizations being defined as:

1. Use of common improvement methods (improve in the same way)

2. Effective management of group dynamics and interpersonal relationships (work well together)

3. Appropriate use of data and evidence to drive improvement

4. Willingness to prioritize performance of the system for the benefit of patients (“systems thinking”)

 

HOW ARE THE PROGRAMS SUPPORTED?

Both training programs are offered to support this objective. Both share the common vision of increasing improvement capability in a project‐based format. They take slightly different approaches to best meet your team needs and time availability.