Course Overview

Shift defines coproduction as the interdependence of people at all levels of a system collaborating as equal partners. When done successfully, coproduction creates the information, knowledge, and know-how to generate equitable outcomes. This approach is built on the principle that those affected by a system are best placed to help design or improve it.

In this workshop, we evaluate and explore how to support deep participation by everyone affected by a system, particularly communities often denied a seat at the design and decision making table. It serves as an excellent follow-up to Shift's course SAIL

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Shift's Approach to Improvement

Teams will learn strategies to deepen partnerships for sustained equitable improvement by:

  • Describing why partnering with the people most impacted by the systems we seek to improve is critical to improvement efforts aimed at increasing equity in education

  • Assessing where your team/org is regarding partnership with the people most impacted by the system you are working to improve.

  • Generating short and long terms strategies to deepen partnerships based on tools, resources, coaching provided at the workshop and peer-to-peer exchange

  • Accessing resources that can be used to support teams in strengthening partnerships across your system following this workshop

Course Details

Coproducing Improvement in Community is a virtual course facilitated in one 4hr session. Registration fee includes: active participation in a live, interactive session, access to an online learning platform, session recordings for up to three months, and participant discussion boards facilitated by Shift Improvement Advisors

Meet the Instructors

Passionate improvers, advocates, creative thinkers, listeners and leaders.


  • Who should join this course?

    This session is ideal for organizations developing networks that want to build student, family, and caregiver leadership. Participants will leave with actionable tools to engage/partner/co-produce improvement with their communities. These tools will help to build lasting infrastructure in your network to partner and co-produce change.

  • How many people will be participating in my workshop?

    This session is designed for teams (2-4 people within the same organization/network), though registration is also open to individuals and you’ll be grouped with others attending individually for practice with application of learning.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    While we would be sad to see you go, we do offer a full refund or deferral to the next course if cancellation is made at least three weeks before the start of the course. We cannot offer refunds or course changes once the course has started, but will do our best to make sure that you have access to all of the course materials.

  • Are there additional dates that you will be offering this course?

    We will keep the site updated with our current course offerings. We are also able to customize course offerings to your organizations unique needs. If your organization has a special request, please reach out to us at

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