Implementation Drivers are key components of capacity and infrastructure that influence a program’s success. They are the core components needed to initiate and support classroom, building, and district level change.
- There are 3 categories of Implementation Drivers:
- Competency Drivers – are mechanisms to develop, improve and sustain one’s ability to implement an innovation as intended in order to benefit students.
- Organization Drivers – are mechanisms to create and sustain hospitable organizational and system environments for effective educational services – that ‘enabling context’ we talked about earlier.
- Leadership – focus on providing the right leadership strategies for different types of leadership challenges. These leadership challenges often emerge as part of the change management process needed to make decisions, provide guidance, and support organization functioning.
- A key feature of Implementation Drivers is their integrated and compensatory nature:
- Integration – means that the philosophy, goals, knowledge and skills related to the program or practice are consistently and thoughtfully expressed in each of the Implementation Drivers.
- Compensatory – means that the skills and abilities not acquired or supported through one driver can be compensated for by the use of another driver.
Capstone Activity 2.5a
Video Example and Application of Implementation Drivers
in Your Work
Watch the video clip and listen for mentions of Implementation Drivers. Then, reflect on your organization and think about potential new ways of doing work using Implementation Drivers to improve fidelity and outcomes.
Capstone Activity 2.5b
Implementation Drivers Elevator Speech
Using content from Module 2 and the Implementation Drivers diagram, try summarizing Implementation Drivers and their components in a few short sentences.