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W01: Coaching Workshop: Practical Application of Evidence-Based Design; a Pre-Conference Workshop

When: November 2, 2019
Time: 8:00am Central
Price: $395.00
  • a pre-conference (HCD Expo & Conference) workshop
  • 20% discount for EDAC Champion and Advocate firms.
  • attendees receive bundle of EBD books ($250 retail value)

Have you wondered what evidence-based design (EBD) is and why it’s important? Or are you planning or designing a project and want to use the EBD process? If so, attend this unique, in-depth, 7-hour workshop to learn directly from industry experts. This interactive workshop is designed to provide an introduction to EBD to help you understand how to put the EBD process into practice. You will receive individual consultation tailored to your specific questions and issues. If you have a project, consider attending this workshop as a team and learn how to integrate the EBD process together.

Healthcare organizations are faced with ongoing challenges tied to providing transparency on patient safety and quality metrics, declining reimbursements, the shift from volume to value, and the need to bend the cost curve. Learn how the built environment can provide solutions to these complex issues. Explore the value of setting goals, how to find and use research, create a hypothesis, and prepare to evaluate your results. This day of consultation will prepare you to be a better client or partner by providing you with the knowledge and tools to address the challenges facing healthcare today.

Once you register for this workshop, The Center for Health Design will contact you to complete a questionnaire prior to attending the session. This information will be used to match you with a coach and other colleagues. In addition, each attendee receives a bundle of EBD books and resources from The Center for Health Design ($250 retail value). Registration is $395/person with a 20 percent discount for EDAC Champion and Advocate firms. Space is limited to 40 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are invited to attend the EDAC Examination Prep Workshop, which follows this session, for no additional fee.


Location Information

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd. 
New Orleans, LA 70130

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how and when to apply the evidence-based design process.
  • Explore how to find and evaluate research to inform your design.
  • Understand how to begin your own research project.
  • Highlight resources to use when applying the evidence-based design process.



  • "Having the opportunity to share experiences and lessons learned from experienced coaches was very beneficial."

  • "I like the pre-survey to match up coaches was great.  I thought the small groups (one or two people per coach) is a good strategy."

  • "Sharing and learning from a peer in this structured way was a rare and much appreciated format."

  • "First time I've seen this at the conference but it was the most beneficial/important part of my experience."

  • "It provided the platform for more direct conversation to ask questions and get direct feedback."

  • "Worth every penny! 1:1 coaching approach, excellent; size and flow of day, excellent."

  • "So many great perspectives and expertise offered. Gave me a deeper understanding of the EBD process."