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2022 UNC Institute on Implementation Practice Virtual Series – Supporting the Implementation Support Practitioner: Identifying and Mitigating Role Related Challenges

May 12 at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET

We’ve partnered with The Center for Implementation and the Jordan Institute for Families at the UNC School of Social Work to bring you this free 2-hour virtual event that focuses on the challenges that implementation support practitioners face and what we can do to help.

We’ll center the human experience in implementation by looking at how we can support those who are supporting change.

We’ll also provide strategies on how we can take better care of ourselves and mitigate burnout when providing implementation support.

This event is for you if you’re looking for:

  • Insights into new research about the challenges implementation support practitioners are experiencing
  • A greater understanding of common dilemmas related to role and context when supporting change in complex systems
  • Practical strategies you can use to mitigate burnout and approach challenges with more ease
  • Guidance on how organizations can better support implementation support practitioners


Speakers include:


Leah Bartley, Senior Implementation Specialist, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work



Marita Brack, Head of Programme, NHS Education for Scotland



Sobia Khan, Director of Implementation, The Center for Implementation



Kimberly Mann, Deputy Director for Research and Child Well-Being, Illinois Department of Child and Family Services



Allison Metz, Professor of Practice and Director of Implementation Practice, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work



Julia Moore, Executive Director, The Center for Implementation



We’ll share themes that emerged from recent research about implementation work and its relationship to burnout.

Plus, we’ll outline actions you can take to support yourself and others.


Topic Overview

  • Part 1: Who is the implementation support practitioner?
  • Part 2: What are some of the common challenges faced by implementation support practitioners?
  • Part 3: How have implementation support practitioners mitigated burnout in their own work, and fostered the resilience of those they support? Actions you can take to address challenges
  • Part 4: How can organizations and systems be better designed to support implementation support practitioners?
  • Part 5: Setting intentions and having a plan


Additional highlights of this free 2-hour event:

  • Interactive activities with opportunities for you to reflect on your own experiences
  • Panelist stories about what specific actions look like in practice
  • Case examples from the fields of mental health and child welfare
  • Purposeful discussions on how to foster resilience in teams, organizations, and system


May 12, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm