2020 Conference
April 27–29, 2020
The Westin Westminster
Denver, CO

Monday Pre-Conference Sessions

April 27

Supporting Implementation Competency and Capacity: Leadership, Partnership, and Problem-Solving.

Allison Metz, Ph.D., Director, National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jennifer Schroeder, Ph.D., President, The Implementation Group
Laura Louison, Advanced Implementation Specialist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Leah Bartley, Implementation Specialist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Leading implementation efforts is challenging. Our work requires competencies that are difficult to develop and strengthen in the midst of every day pressures. This workshop will create space for reflection, discussion and skill building among a community of peers. We’ll be focusing on competencies related to sustaining change, including growing and sustaining relationships, building capacity, cultivating leadership, and facilitation.
We expect participants will leave this session with greater clarity about their role and new skills and abilities to use in their work. This session is for leaders who are interested in both developing their own implementation practice and cultivating implementation practitioners within their organizations.

Learning Objectives:
Implementation leaders will build skills to guide and sustain implementation change efforts, including:
  • Reflect on their own implementation practice and identify opportunities for growth;
  • Strengthen their ability to grow and nurture relationships with stakeholders;
  • Assess their organization and team’s capacity needs;
  • Cultivate implementation leaders within their organization and system; and
  • Facilitate problem solving and mutual understanding;

Agenda
  • Introduction to Implementation Practice Competencies
  • Growing Relationships with Stakeholders
  • Assessing Organizational and Team Capacity
  • Facilitating Problem Solving and Mutual Understanding
  • Cultivating Implementation Leaders