Innovation Day explores how we learn to inform PVPC refresh


How we learn is as important as what we learn, and that was the focus of Innovation Day in June to support the work to updating the Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum (PVPC).  

This event brought together representatives from health authorities and bargaining associations, and the Ministry of Health to learn about design thinking as it applies to creating a learner-centred approach to updating the PVPC training program.  

“Innovation Day created an approach that places the learner at the center of the learning experience,” said Marsha Meller, SWITCH BC Project Lead. “Ultimately, it involves tailoring the curriculum, instructional methods, and assessment strategies to meet the unique needs, interests, and abilities of individual learners.” 

The refreshed PVPC will update training for people working in healthcare to reflect current work environments, using cultural safety and humility, diversity, trauma-informed practice, and other best practices. This program is designed to help people prevent violent incidents in the workplace, and to protect themselves and others from workplace violence. More than 300,000 people working in healthcare will benefit from this initiative. 

In addition to Innovation Day, engagement sessions were hosted through June and July, and an online questionnaire is available until July 14.  

“To all of you who were able to share the day with us, thank you so much,” said Victoria Schmid, SWITCH BC CEO. “And to all the healthcare workers across the province who are giving us input through our website, online focus groups, and in person sessions, thank you so much for helping us create training that works for you!” 

Learn more about the PVPC Refresh