Dive Deeper: Read
The Practice Guide to Supporting Implementation identifies the competencies that implementation support practitioners need to support the effective implementation and scaling of evidence-informed practices, programs and policies, to improve outcomes for people and communities.
SISEP Blog: Defining Sustainability
SISEP Blog: Equity in Team Participation and Structure
SISEP Blog: Fidelity & Capacity, Two Great Measures that Go Great Together
Guidance for Engaging Critical Perspectives
For more information on capacity building activities, please see these learning resources.
Various tools can be used to assess different capacity levels in the system. The table below outlines several examples of organizational capacity tools, including the type(s) of capacity assessed, the assessment method used, and links to the tools, if available. Check with the program or practice developers for innovation/approach-specific capacity assessments such as knowledge assessments after training, observation tools of the practice or program being delivered or in use, etc.
SISEP Blog: How to Build Lasting Relationships
Identifying, supporting, and engaging implementation champions has been shown to increase the likelihood that programs and practices are implemented as intended and achieve their intended outcomes. Anyone who engages in implementation work, regardless of their position, can serve as a champion.
Implementation Practice in Human Service Systems: Understanding the Principles and Competencies of Professionals Who Support Implementation
This study aims to understand the role implementation support practitioners can have in supporting the use of research-supported practices, policies, and programs in human service sectors.
Implementation Support Practitioner Profile: Guiding Principals and Core Competencies for Implementation Practices
SISEP Blog: Let's "Dig" into Why Implementation Support Practitioners are Needed in Education
SISEP Blog: Navigating the Implementation Cs: Back to School Reminders and Tips
Dive Deeper: Watch
As part of the Grow and Sustain Relationships Interactive Lesson, the NIRN Team had the opportunity to interview Dr. Allison Metz.
Dive Deeper: Listen
After completing this lesson, you will be able to identify the four types of organizational capacity and examine your organization's capacity level. Additionally, using this information will support your efforts in changing processes and structures to address capacity, support team members in identifying and addressing barriers, and promote collaborations and partnerships.
After completing this lesson, Building Teams, you will be able to explain the importance of team cohesion and trust, identify team functions, and utilize the Stakeholder Engagement Guidance Tool to create a diverse team.
After completing this lesson on Cultivating Leaders/Champions and the companion resources, you will be able to explain importance of leadership to implementation efforts, identify key implementation champion activities, and utilize the Champion Engagement Tool.
Equitable Implementation Guide published by the Collaborative for Implementation Practice
The Give-Get Partnership Agreement is a tool that can support the ongoing development and maintenance of collaborative partnerships for our capacity-building efforts. Utilize the template below to assist you in developing a Give-Get with the organization you are supporting.
After completing the Grow and Sustain Relationships lesson, you will be able to apply strategies to develop your self-awareness, identify components to build individual and systems level relationships, and recognize effective methods to give and receive feedback.
Utilize this tool as an Implementation Support Practitioner to learn the contextual information about an organization and how it relates to their capacity.
The Implementation Support Practitioner Core Competencies Self-Assessment and Goal Setting Kit contains two documents to assist Implementation Specialists in identifying their strengths and growth opportunities. One document is a self-assessment that allows individuals to reflect on their skills with each core competency. Once complete, the planning templates provide space to define personal goals and action planning to improve.
Implementation Support Practitioners support their teams when planning to look for potential challenges or hurdles that may be encountered within implementation. These various challenges may stem from within the organization or from external sources within the larger system.
How do we identify potential champions on a team and engage them in activities and reflective practices? Utilize this Engagement Tool to complete the four-step process of identification and reflection for champions.
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