A few HSI and THS personnel were fortunate to attend the Melbourne School for Health and Care Radicals in August 2015. The School was facilitated by the UK National Health Service and utilises learnings from major social movements to drive positive change where large scale radical change is most successfully driven – from the edge. Key elements of the course were contrasting: -
- Old power (held by few, commanded, transactional) with new power (made by many, shared, relational), and
- Rebels (creative, mission-focused, optimistic, energy-generating, work together) with troublemakers (complain, me-focused, pessimistic, energy-sapping, work alone).
Further key messages were "Change starts with me!" and the need to use powerful stories to engage others in change (and the need for it). We highly recommend anyone with an interest in bringing about change and being "radical" to have a look at the School - NHS IQHSI Tasmania will arrange Change Radical workshops across Tasmania by early 2016.