created by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
Activities for Teams, Innovators
and Change Agents
MindShift is a collection of tools, games, and activities to inspire innovation, teamwork and engagement in health care settings.


We were inspired by many different tools and resources to create these activities. Many exist in multiple forms both online and in print. Where there is a known source, we have acknowledged it. We aren’t perfect though, so please contact if you know of additional sources for any activities. We want to give credit where it is due!

The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership, Eye Openers: A Practical Guide. (Amsterdam: The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership, 2013).

Berkley HR, Team Building Toolkit. (Berkley: Berkley HR, 2011).

D. Gray, S. Brown and J. Macanufo. Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers. (Sebastopol: O’Reilly Media, 2010).

D. Silverstein, P. Samuel, N. DeCarlo. The Innovator’s Toolkit: 50+ Techniques for Predictable and Sustainable Growth. (New Jersey: Wiley , 2009).

Institute of Design at Stanford. Bootcamp Bootleg. (Stanford, CA: Institute of Design Stanford, 2010). Online at:

J.M. Caroll. IDEO Method Cards. (Boston: MIT Press, 2000).
Liberating Structures. Online at:

Liberating Structures. Online at:

LiveStrong. Online at: e ective-communication/.

Media Lab Ambsterdam: Design Methods Toolkit. Online at: http://

Mindtools. Online at: communication.htm.

Ontario College of Art and Design. Online at: thing-from-the-future/

The Systems Thinking Playbook for Climate Change. Online at: https:// ansprechpartner/direktion_und_zentrale_verwaltung/stephan_rometsch/ Stockholm/giz2011-0588en-playbook-climate-change.pdf

The Amsterdam School for Creative Leadership, THNK Workshop, (Vancouver, BC: The Amsterdam School of Creative Leaders, October, 2014).

The original source is not known for all of the tools and activities in this resource. Please contact if you know of additional sources.

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