2022 Nexus Innovation Challenge - Schedule

Nexus Innovation Challenge 2022 Nexus Innovation Challenge - Schedule

2022 - 2023 Nexus Innovation Challenge - Schedule


The 2022 Nexus Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for teams interested in applying Design Thinking principles to address critical challenges related to a clinical learning environment (any environment where individuals are learning and have an opportunity to influence patients and health outcomes) within their local community. This program, created through a unique partnership between the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, SmithGroup (nationally renowned architecture firm), and the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE), blends key principles developed from decades of deep experience in IPE, the clinical learning environment, and Design Thinking to create innovation.

Program Structure: Come with Your Challenge!

The eight-month longitudinal program provides a structured experience for teams to learn and apply Design Thinking principles to real-world situations and challenges in their own settings. Teams will be invited to identify an issue within their system (network, clinical unit, partnership) and develop a challenge statement that will be the focus of their design work and action plan over the course of the 8 month experience. Teams will have robust support in their process with a dedicated SmithGroup Design Thinking Coach, and access to National Center leadership for individual and group consultation sessions.

Program Kickoff Phase (July-August 2022)
July 18 Welcome and Orientation by email  
July 25 Introduction to Design Thinking Modules - completed independently Four 15 minute self-paced modules for the team
Between July 25 and August 20 SmithGroup Coaching Session 1 45-minute meeting between Coach and Team Leader

August 20 (Saturday)

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Central Time

Kickoff Workshop

Orienting Your Design Thinking Challenge in the Fundamentals of the Clinical Learning Environment: National Center NexusIPETM, NCICLE, and SmithGroup Tools and Resources

Design Thinking Part 1: Setting the Stage for Design Thinking

Half Day Workshop in person at the Nexus Summit and virtual

Team leader and a minimum of two other team members must be able to particiate in person and register for the Nexus Summit. A registration discount to the Nexus Summit will be available to all Innovation Challenge participants. Additional team members may participate virtually.

Development Phase (September-October 2022)
September  SmithGroup Coaching Session 2

Team Leaders contact their Coach directly to schedule this group coaching session on implementing strategies learned during the Kick Off Workshop.

1 hour virtual meeting

Weeks of September 19 and September 26

National Center Coaching Session

Teams consult individually with National Center Leadership to focus on the interprofessional context of their Challenge.

1 hour virtual meeting


September 28

11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Central Time

Design Thinking Workshop 2: Ideation and Prototyping 3.5 hour virtual workshop

October 12

Deadline to submit Goal Statement and Implementation Timeline via Nexusipe.org Group page

 

Between October 12 and October 28 SmithGroup Coaching Session 3

Team Leaders contact their Coach directly to schedule this group coaching session. Reviewing implementation plans and preparing for judging session.

1 hour virtual meeting

Week of November 7

Judging Session: Team Presentations and Feedback

 One 2 hour OR two 1 hour virtual sessions

Final dates TBD

Implementation Phase (November 2022-March 2023)

November 2022  through March 2023

Implementation at home sites 5 months

January 25, 2023

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central Time

NexusIPETM Learning Collaborative Session 1

Teams will consult together in a learning collaborative with National Center and SmithGroup leaders to share experiences, challenges, and celebrate successes as they test and refine their Challenge solutions.

1 hour virtual workshop

February 22, 2023

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central Time

NexusIPETM Learning Collaborative Session 2

Teams will consult together in a learning collaborative with National Center and SmithGroup leaders to share experiences, challenges, and celebrate successes as they test and refine their Challenge solutions.

1 hour virtual workshop

March 29, 2023 Final Team Presentations

2 hour virtual workshop

Final time TBD

 

Coaching Teams

Participating teams will be supported by coaching teams from the National Center and SmithGroup. Each coaching session is designed to support teams at important points across the development and implementation process, including:

SmithGroup Coaching Sessions: Over the course of the program, each team will have three coaching sessions with a designated Design Thinking expert from SmithGroup. During these sessions, teams will share progress, discuss questions, seek advice, and explore ideas together to advance the team's ideas and implementation plan.

National Center Coaching Session: During the Development Phase, each team will meet with National Center leaders to focus on the interprofessional context and opportunities within the team's challenge in order to define goals to achieve sustainable and effective improvements in learning, organizational, and health outcomes that matter most to those served.

NexusIPETM Learning Collaborative Sessions: Through the remainder of the program (the Implementation Phase), the National Center and SmithGroup will host two learning collaborative sessions to share experiences, challenges, and celebrate successes as teams test and refine their challenge solutions.

 

Feedback from Professional Panel

After the Development Phase, teams have the opportunity to receive feedback on their implementation plans from a panel of expert judges, including C-Suite leaders from NCICLE organizations, patients/individuals and consumers, and learners/students. This feedback has been cited as one of the most meaningful elements of the Challenge by past teams, and prepares teams for their Implementation Phase.

 

Getting Organized: Team Leaders

When registering, teams will be asked to identify a Team Leader who will be the point of contact for the team, coordinating the team's activities, schedules, and communications. Additionally, the team will be asked to identify a MURAL Champion. MURAL is a collaborative tool used to support teams in their Design Thinking. The MURAL Champion can be the same as the Team Leader, or another individual. This person will be oriented to proficiency with the MURAL board platform and manage the team's engagement will this collaborative tool.

Teams are encouraged to attend all live events together unless stated otherwise below. The live events will be recorded and archived for team members. The Nexus Innovation Challenge kicks off in July 2022. The schedule is:

 

 

To ensure the outcomes of the Nexus Innovation Challenge experience are meaningful for teams, the following criteria will also be underscored throughout the Innovation Challenge experience. All teams will be asked to define an actionable outcome and share a progress report as part of the experience:

  • Importance to the team

  • Actionable

  • Ease of Implementation

  • Patient Family Engagement

  • Measurable Impact