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Page: 5585 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain

EFFECTIVELY LEADING A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROPOSAL GROUNDED IN AN EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION

O. Ekmekci

The George Washington University (UNITED STATES)
In today's complex social environment, anyone who has been assigned the task of leading a quality improvement initiative in organizational settings has to approach the process in a systematic way in order to succeed. The crucial success factor is often creating organizational alignment amongst components that constitute a well-articulated quality improvement proposal – especially if the initiative involves an educational component. This paper highlights the four key questions that allow organizational leaders to effectively envision, design, implement, and assess a meaningful quality improvement intervention that is grounded in the premise of instilling a culture of quality through an educational intervention.

The narrative starts with a discussion of challenges associated with implementing a quality improvement initiative that involves an educational component. Then the reader is presented with an analysis of the major components of the proposed change – such as: learning community context; problem statement; statement of significance; targeted outcomes; implementation time line; and evaluation methods. Finally, the narrative concludes with a synthesis structured around four key questions that allows leaders to successfully plan and execute a quality improvement initiative grounded in a learning intervention, namely:

• What do I want to change, for whom, by how much, and by when? In other words, what will success look like?
• How will I change what, for whom, by how much, and by when? In other words, how will I achieve success?
• How will I know what I am changing, for whom, by how much, and by when? In other words, how will I monitor progress against set objectives that define success?
• Has what I wanted to change, for those whom I wanted to change it, actually changed by the amount I had wanted it to change?
@InProceedings{EKMEKCI2014EFF,
author = {Ekmekci, O.},
title = {EFFECTIVELY LEADING A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROPOSAL GROUNDED IN AN EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION},
series = {8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2014 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-8412-0},
issn = {2340-1079},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {10-12 March, 2014},
year = {2014},
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O. Ekmekci (2014) EFFECTIVELY LEADING A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROPOSAL GROUNDED IN AN EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION, INTED2014 Proceedings, p. 5585.
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