‘I Have a Dream’, a Process for Visioning in Practice Development

C Boomer, I Colin, Brendan McCormack

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    The literature on practice development (PD) stresses the importance of having a ‘vision’, but provides little assistance on methodologies to develop one. This article describes in detail the process used to develop a shared vision in the context of a PD programme for clinical leaders in two Health and Social Services and Public Safety Trusts in Northern Ireland. Having a shared vision is seen as an essential foundation stone in the development of practice and in transformational cultures. The process used took the form of four distinct stages: preparation of participants for the visioning workshop; the first visioning workshop; visioning led by/facilitated by the programme participants; and the second visioning workshop. This work provided the foundation for development work in the subsequent cycles of the PD programme.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)70-78
    JournalPractice Development in Health Care
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2008


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