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FutureLearn is the platform that The School for Change Agents is using to help you build your community, and maximise your learning.

When you click on the link to sign up, you will be asked to set up an account on FutureLearn (if you don’t already have one). It means you’ll have access to the live webinars (and recordings, if you can’t join in live) and e-learning modules – all in one place!

There’s more information with all you need to know about how The School for Change Agents, what happens and when, further down the page.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to The School for Change Agents!

Joining the live webinars

The final live webinar will be on Thursday 27 June 2019 at 3pm UK time: Leading Change in Personalised Care

Personsalised care begins when we ask you what matters to you in your life and what would make a good life for you and your family. Until we get personal, we cannot hope to design and provide the care and support that people actually need.

Two key figures in the independent living movement and disabled people’s movement in the UK; John Evans OBE and Dame Philippa Russell will be joining us for our final live webinar of the School for Change Agents. They will share their stories of how they became agents of change and the impact it has had on the lives of themselves, their families and thousands of others. The session will be hosted by Kathryn Perera of NHS Horizons and will be presented by Catherine Wilton of the Personalised Care Group.

There are online resources which are now open on FutureLearn to support the session for those who want to learn more about Personalised Care and the movement which has led to its success to date. You can also read Catherine Wilton’s blog here.

Joining details for the live webinar on Thursday 27 June are below, and if you haven’t used WebEx before, we have a handy guide.

Click here to join on your computer.

You can call using the numbers below and then enter the access code when prompted:

  • UK Toll Free: 0800-051-3810
  • UK – Toll: +44-20-3478-5289
  • Access code: 848 562 172

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What is The School for Change Agents?

The School for Change Agents builds change agency which is the power, individually and collectively, to make a difference. It is about pushing the boundaries of what is possible, mobilising others and making change happen more quickly. We are more than a school. We are a movement of 15,000 people in the health sector building a community to create the boldest and most innovative new ideas in health and care. It is the most widely used skill-building programme for change in the NHS. The Community is entirely online, there are five interactive live webinars with the opportunity to catch up with the recordings afterwards.

The School will provide you with the skills, confidence and community to make a difference in an ever-changing and evolving environment, and the skills to implement the NHS Long Term Plan through sharing the latest in change and transformation thinking. You will leave the School with the power to make change in your organisation.

There will also be six modules on our e-learning platform, hosted by Futurelearn, in partnership with the NHS Leadership Academy. This will provide you with the opportunity to further your learning beyond the live webinars, offering opportunities for reflection on how to implement your learning. The entire course is free to join and take part in, to receive accreditation and CPD for these modules, there is a nominal fee of £32. This may be useful for a range of professions, such as revalidation for medical and nursing colleagues. We have made a number of free upgrades available to NHS staff and patients (‘experts by experience’) which have been claimed.

The dates of the live sessions (which will be presented by Helen Bevan and Kathryn Perera) are below, you can find the recordings in FutureLearn:

  • 16 May: Change Starts with Me 
  • 23 May: Resilience is an act of defiance
  • 6 June: Purpose and power
  • 13 June: Moving to action
  • 20 June: Being a change agent in a complex world
  • 27 June: Leading change in personalised care

These will take place at 3pm UK time and recordings of the live sessions will be made available afterwards.


In addition to the six fantastic webinars, we are including six modules on FutureLearn to complement the webinars which will open each Monday beginning on 13 May. If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t worry because you can catch up! These modules are intended to help you reflect on your learning, and how you might put it in to action.

Topics include: 

  • Understanding New Power
  • Using power to make a difference
  • Bringing others on board
  • Using stories to create change
  • Making sense of complexity

You can complete the FutureLearn modules and webinars for free. If you would like to become a Certificated Change Agent then you will need to successfully complete the six FutureLearn modules and upgrade your account for £32. This fee can be waived for NHS staff who take part in Sensemaker. Find out more here

“It doesn’t matter what your title, role or banding is. Be passionate, you are needed, your voice and story are important and if you see something that could be changed to support your patient, go for it. We would all be a lot more successful if we just gave it a go.

The school is going to help you achieve the incredible.”

Dani: School Participant

Hear more from our School participants. 

Who is the School for?

If you are someone who cares about your work but are finding yourself dancing in stifling hierarchies that slow us down in getting the changes you know are needed, find yourself criticised for being disruptive or negative or see what needs to change but don’t quite know how to change it, then the School for Change Agents is for you.

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