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Just Culture Champion Scholarships

Apply for a scholarship to participate in a 15-hour Just Culture certification course

Each year, ISMP, in cooperation with The Just Culture Company, will award three scholarships for the next calendar year to a team of 3 individuals from a single organization to participate in a 15-hour Just Culture certification course.  

Achieving certification helps team members advance fair accountability and system improvements, especially in the field of patient safety. Participants learn how to manage the behavioral choices of their staff, design better systems, reduce risk, and build a values-based culture.

Candidate Qualifications

Work in healthcare

Be working currently in the field of healthcare in any setting

5 years experience

Each team member must have at least 5 years of fulltime post-graduate experience in healthcare

Commitment to just culture

Obtain a commitment to the Just Culture model from at least one executive leader in your organization

a $1,695 value

Scholarship Recipients Receive

15 hours of instruction over 3 days

A printed copy of the Just Culture Algorithm

Printed hard cover copy of Dave's Subs: A Novel Story About Workplace Accountability

Eligibility to sit for the Just Culture Certification Exam, leading to certification as a Just Culture Champion

Applications Open

Applications will be open from August 1, 2024 - September 28, 2024

Application Process

Step 1

Submit one online application for your team.

You will receive an email confirmation containing the full application packet for your team to complete.

Step 2

Complete the application packet.

Include each team member's resume, a letter of intent, a description of your organization's current culture, evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration, and signed declaration documents.

Step 3

Submit your completed application packet by the deadline.

Submission details and instructions will be included in your packet.

These scholarships are awarded in honor of Judy Smetzer, former vice president at ISMP who retired in 2022.


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