Installation Stage

An implementation stages diagram with the second stage highlighted

Involves:

  • Developing communication pathways
  • Ensuring financial and human resources are in place
  • Finding physical space
  • Purchasing equipment and technology
  • Developing practitioner competency

The Installation Stage begins as the decision is made to move ahead.

The Installation Stage is often overlooked in implementation. Practical preparations needed to initiate the new program or innovation are central to the Installation Stage. Once a decision is made to adopt a program or innovation, changes often must be made in multiple settings and systems to accommodate and fully support the new practice, program or innovation. These can include practical activities such as:

  • Developing communication protocols
  • Ensuring financial and human resources are in place
  • Finding or reallocating physical space
  • Purchasing equipment and technology

In addition, developing the knowledge, skills and abilities of teachers and administrators is a key function of the Installation Stage. This means that training, coaching, and data systems are conceptualized, created, or purchased.  It also means those expected to implement the new program or practices receive the training and support needed.  Well prepared teachers are more likely to feel confident and to be able to implement new programs and practices with fidelity.