The purpose of Implementation Support Practitioner (ISP) lessons is to develop a conceptual understanding of the skills and competencies needed by Implementation Support Practitioners — and apply them to practice. These lessons facilitate deeper learning for professionals who support effective implementation and scaling of evidence-informed practices, programs, and policies to improve outcomes for people, communities, and organizations/agencies.
For the Implementation Support Practitioner Profile and Practice Guidelines: https://nirn.fpg.unc.edu/implementation-practice
The ISP lessons are interactive online short courses. Each lesson includes content, practice, and assessment components and lasts between 30 minutes to one hour. As lessons are added, the online learning will cover the following domains and core competencies of successful Implementation Support Practitioners.
Lessons & Resources
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 to identify and cultivate champions.
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 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.
After completing this lesson about understanding context, you will be able to explain why context is important, solicit information from a variety of perspectives, identify contextual barriers and assets, and engage in continuous problem-solving efforts/mitigating strategies.