Innovation Intensive Learning Week

Challenge, change and champion for better health and care

Applications for the 2022 Innovation Intensive Learning Week are now closed. If you have any last minute requests please email 

The Bevan Commission’s Innovation Intensive Learning Week is delivered in partnership with the All-Wales Intensive Learning Academy for Innovation in Health and Social Care. This will be at the Stadium from the 5th-9th December with an evening meal on the 7th at the same venue.


Throughout the week we will be drawing on the experience of our Commissioners, who now include:

Prof. Sir Chris Ham
Prof. Don Berwick
Baroness Ilora Finlay
Prof. Sir Mansel Aylward
Prof. Sir Michael Marmot

And many more.


This is a unique opportunity for you to:

  • Meet and learn from international experts in health and care
  • Network with professionals leading in health and care innovation
  • Share thinking and best practice with experienced professionals
  • Step back from day to day work and receive support to develop solutions to your own workplace challenges

Join a rich, challenging and fast-paced learning environment, where peers and guest-speakers alike will help you think differently, challenge ways of working, and help you see things from different perspectives.

Whether you are new to health and care or currently working to innovate and transform services, this is your chance to work with leaders to get ready for 2023 and beyond.

This programme will help you get moving faster, working with people who are passionate about making a difference and developing innovative solutions to current and emerging challenges.

Innovation and your own challenges

Focussing on innovation and tackling your own challenges, this intensive learning week provides a unique opportunity for you to take time out from day to day work to step back and focus on developing the way you think and work with others to improve your health and care system.

Peer guided applied learning at its best

Through our varied and highly interactive programme, this five-day learning week will include a mix of presentations, case-studies, discussion panels, small group discussions, working group sessions and coaching.

Who Should Attend?

The Innovation Intensive Learning Week is aimed at:

  • Health and care workers at all levels in health and care systems, local government and third sector
  • Front-line health and care workers in the Third Sector, Charities and NGOs
  • People working in companies or organisations on health and care-related products, services or priorities


Key Themes of the Week

We have 5 core themes through the week:

Day 1) Prudent Innovation and transformation – policy to practice

Day 2) Building firm foundations for innovation and transformation

Day 3) Leading, Influencing and measuring impact

Day 4) Influencing others – people, behaviour and practical application

Day 5) Communicating your impact – a critical analysis

Costs and Accommodation

Individuals who work in health, social care and the third sector in Wales will have their fees covered in full by a scholarship provided by the All Wales Intensive Learning Academy.

International individuals working on health and care-related services or products within the education, private, or health sector within their own country will also benefit from this unique opportunity and are encouraged to attend. The cost for a private organisation to attend is £1,500.

The event will also include a 3 course evening meal which will be held at the venue on Wednesday 7th December. The cost of attending the dinner will be £40.

There are a range of great local hotels near to the University and the waterfront, such as the Marriott, the Dragon Hotel, and the Grand Hotel. We are working on arranging a discount with the Marriott so feel free to contact us if you’d like to discuss this on email at


  • Applicants will have requested their Innovation Intensive Learning Week 2022 ticket on Eventbrite.
  • Applicants for the scholarship must be currently working in either the Welsh NHS, Social Care or Voluntary Sectors in Wales.
  • Have confirmation of support signed by their employer using the proforma provided (sent to you after the Eventbrite registration).