Would you like to develop the skills to make a difference and create change in health and care? Sign up to The School for Change Agents!
The School is aimed at anyone who works in health and care, at whatever level and whether they are in a clinical or non-clinical role – although it is open to everyone and all are welcome. The School offers the opportunity to take their desire to see change happen and make it a reality.
The School has adapted to reflect the realities of healthcare in a pandemic; but also show how a crisis can often be time when change is created.
School is currently live! There’s still plenty of time to join us. Click the link below to sign up!
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The School for Change Agents Celebration Report!
We are delighted to share the #S4CA celebration report: Celebrating 9 years of a social movement.
Discover the global impact of the School and hear from the Alumni who were inspired:
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What you will learn
- What you will learn
- Live sessions
- How to take part
- How to upgrade
- Build your networks
- Listen to our podcast
- Join our mailing list
The School for Change Agents takes place on FutureLearn. There are five interactive sessions to complete:
- Change starts with me
- Using power to make a difference
- Using stories to create change
- Making sense of complexity
Each session includes a range of articles and videos that feature people like you talking about their own experiences of creating change.
How to take part
School is free to join, and to take part in. All you need is an internet connection. The sessions are arranged into ‘bite-sized’ chunks so that you can complete them in your own time, and in your own way. You can take part on a computer, tablet or mobile device.
School is live now! Sign up below to join the community.
How to upgrade
Everyone taking part in the School has eight weeks from when they start to complete the sessions. If you’d like to extend your access, you can upgrade for a small fee.
Once again, if you work for the NHS or in social care, you can get an upgrade at no cost to you thanks to a partnership we have with FutureLearn.
To upgrade you need to:
- Check you meet the eligibility criteria
- Visit: https://verify.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/ to verify your account and receive the upgrade.
- If you have already registered on FutureLearn, you will need to register on the verify service with the same email address to enable us to match your account.
We strongly recommend that you do this before or as you start School on FutureLearn. You must do this before your access to School expires (which is eight weeks after you first access the School).
This offer is available on a select number of courses offered by the NHS on FutureLearn. It does not entitle you to free upgrades on any other course.
We are no longer able to offer upgrade for people who took part in the School in April-May this year.
Alongside the FutureLearn sessions, we held three live webinars. These were optional and were a way to interact with concepts and themes covered in the FutureLearn sessions. They have been recorded and you can watch them via YouTube on the link below.
Build your network
The lively community of fellow learners on FutureLearn (as well as on Twitter, and in the Facebook group) means that you not only gain a wealth of useful knowledge, you can also build your networks and learn from each other as you reflect on how you can use the skills you’ve gained to take action.
Listen to our podcast
If you are enjoying School, you may also appreciate our weekly podcast that we recorded in 2021, which goes “behind the scenes” with the team who are responsible for School. You can also access transcripts of the podcast.
Join our mailing list
If you’ve taken part in School in 2021 or 2022, sign up to our mailing list so we can tell you about other activity related to School.