Webinar: Fostering Change

The webinar, held on Friday, July 17, entitled Shifting Mindsets to Make Change Stick: Fostering Change for Scale-up, sought to do the following:

  1. Present the body of knowledge about effective change & summarize key points about what that research suggests about effective change.
  2. Show evidence that using a systematic approach to scaling up (and monitoring scale-up) can increase chances of success.
  3. Introduce the Guide to Fostering Change as a collective body of learning that provides an overarching pathway for scaling up.
  4. Highlight key parts of the guide, with an emphasis on the principles of change and how the guide is designed to support practioners to set shared direction, champion the change, and scale up efforts.

Webinar Recording


Powerpoint Presentation

Reading Materials

Guide to Fostering Change to Scale Up Effective Health Services

Speaker Bios

Suzanne Reier has worked for over 30 years in international development situations ranging from community-based health and social service programs to large scale bilateral programs to improve quality of reproductive health services. The majority of her international experience has been in East, North, and West Africa. Suzanne has extensive experience as a manager, trainer and facilitator. She currently works with the IBP Initiative, based at World Health Organization/Geneva in the Reproductive Health Department, to facilitate a coordinated effort of 44 major reproductive health organizations to collectively improve the quality of and access to reproductive health programs. The key elements of this initiative are to foster change and scale up proven, effective practices and programs by harmonizing efforts among partners. She has introduced and trained program managers at regional and country level in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia to use the IBP Fostering Change Guide and has facilitated scaling-up activities in numerous countries using the ExpandNet model.

Simba Shayanewako is a Registered Nurse Midwife and a Project Coordinator for Students’ Family Planning and Life Skills clinic at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe. Simba has pioneered the introduction of youth-friendly family planning services in nursing colleges in Zimbabwe since November 2009. He is working closely with the Ministry of Health to scale up the project to other nursing colleges countrywide. Simba has led many initiatives to increase access to information on reproductive health issues and empower nursing students to take charge of their reproductive health issues. Previously, Simba served as President of the students’ board and spearheaded programs at Parirenyatwa Schools of Nursing. Simba was a youth respondent for a Leadership, Management & Governance Project led by Management Sciences or Health, a high-level event held in conjunction with the 67th
World Health Assemblyin Geneva Switzerland.

Kate Wilson is a Technical Advisor at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) for the USAID-supported Leadership, Management & Governance Project (LMG). Within LMG’s portfolio of work, Kate manages and oversees the technical direction for LMG’s activities that strengthen the leadership capacity and sustainability of partner organizations providing services for especially vulnerable groups, including survivors of torture and trauma, civilian victims of conflict, children at risk, and persons with disabilities. Additionally, she co-leads the IBP Fostering Change for Scaling Up Task Team. Before joining MSH, she supportetd USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS through the Global Health Fellows Program and conducted research on leadership and management for CDC. Kate brings field experience from serving as a Community Health Mobilization Officer in Ethiopia. Kate’s interests lie in strategic leadership, human rights, social entrepreneurship, and supporting women leaders with experience in academia, not-for-profits, government agencies, and both the public and private sectors. She holds a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health Management.