Upcoming Dates

  • April 2-4, 2019 (London, UK – Registration Coming Soon)
  • May 7-9, 2019 (Seattle, WA)

$2,000 per participant


Learn to analyze an organization’s safety culture and develop a sustainable action plan to intensify your patient safety initiatives. Attend this hands-on workshop to discover practical applications that will resonate with — and energize — your leadership team.


Credits or Certifications

  • CME: 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

  • CNE: 17.25 continuing education contact hours

  • Virginia Mason Institute Certificate of Completion

Time Commitment

2.5 days


  • Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle, Washington


Health care leaders will use medical mistakes to guide their assessment of a safety culture, learn to engage frontline staff in new ways to increase patient safety, and develop countermeasures to create a high reliability organization focused on a culture of safety.


  • Guided immersive experience at Virginia Mason to identify key elements of culture
  • Hands-on group exercises to connect health care culture to systemwide safety outcomes
  • Intensive analysis of never events, medical mistakes and medical errors
  • Practice developing critical conversation skills to strengthen and expand safety
  • Development of sustainable action plan to evaluate and support improvement


Participants will leave this workshop with the ability to identify the specific aspects of health care culture that influence safety, promote organizational learning after a never event, apply lessons from Virginia Mason to their own organization, and create an action plan to foster meaningful change.

Accreditation Statement

The Virginia Mason Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

  • Virginia Mason Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center is a provider of continuing education contact hours. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP15905 for 17.25 continuing education contact hours.