Both programs involve team‐based problem‐solving techniques that are 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 operations of Stanford Medicine through organizational alignment, improvement methods, effective teamwork, data-driven, systems thinking, and organizational learning.
HOW ARE THE PROGRAMS SUPPORTED?
Both training programs are supported by our Improvement Team and our CELT and RITE Alumni members. They partner with our broader Quality team to teach, guide, and coach the teams who participate in these programs.
How to Apply?
A call for applications are sent out two times a year, in August and in February. If you’d like to be notified when applications are sent out, sign up here.
Application Selection Process/Criteria:
The applications are reviewed by an Advisory Group (e.g. Operational Leadership and SoM Physicians). The below are a list of criteria’s that will be used when reviewing applications:
* Clear alignment with organization priorities (e.g. Operations Plan)
* Sponsorship commitment and support from Operational Leaders (SCH, SHC, UHA, and ValleyCare) and SoM Leaders.
* Potential Impact to organizational priorities (e.g. Quality, Patient Experience, Engagement and Wellness, and Financial Strength measures)