Implementation Support Practitioner Resources

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:

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

Cultivating Leadership

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.

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Building Teams

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.

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After completing this lesson about co-learning, you will be able to a) determine when and how to engage in co-learning and b) describe the importance of co-learning.

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Grow and Sustain Relationships

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.

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Understanding Context

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.

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Building Capacity

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.

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