LfE Conference


The second national LfE Community Event will be on Thursday November 15th 2018 at The Town Hall in Birmingham.

The theme of the event is “Creating a positive workplace culture”.  The event will be generously sponsored again by the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative and supported by the West Midlands Academic Health Science network.  Please find the programme below:

If you have a ticket, please click here for useful information about the event.

Update Nov 2018: All tickets for the November 2018 event are sold out and we have allocated waiting list places.  Please contact us if you have a ticket and cannot attend.

Your stories: At the 2017 event, we were fortunate to have some fantastic posters related to examples of Learning from Excellence initiatives or projects using Appreciative Inquiry. This year, we are keen to hear about any projects related to the theme of the event, including examples of LfE and AI.

Update October 2018:  The poster submission is now closed. We’ll share some of the posters here after the event, as well as other resources from the day.


Information about the 2017 LfE Community Event can be found below:

On 16 November 2017 we held our first whole day national event.

Here’s a video with interviews and highlights of the event:

The purpose of the event was to connect people involved in or interested in Learning from Excellence to form a community of practice.  It was generously sponsored by the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative and supported by the team from the West Midlands AHSN.

The event became much more than a usual conference though.  It allowed us to reflect on why LfE is so important, how it has grown and where it is heading.  We were inspired and engaged by superb speakers, practised appreciative inquiry and heard from teams all round the country who have introduced a form of learning from excellence. It felt different, just like LfE feels different, and we are proud to have brought everyone together.

A copy of the event brochure is available here: LfE Programme (FINAL), and PDFs of many of the posters presented are available to view and download on the LfE Conference Posters page.  The ” How to set up LfE:  an implementation checklist” mentioned during the panel discussion is available to download from the Resources page.

The wonderful Suzette Woodward, who spoke about Safety II has written a beautiful summary of the day which can be found here.

You can also review the conversation from the event on Twitter: #LfEConference.

“You are appreciated” cards were given out at the event.  If you would like to print some more cards to use, the images of the front and back can be downloaded below:

LFE Event card – front

LFE Event card – back