The Jordan Institute for Families
The UNC School of Social Work
2020 UNC Institute on Implementation Science – Virtual Summer Session
Implementation Practice Skills and Competencies and Supporting Implementation during the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 18, 2020 – 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (EST)
*A recording of the event is available HERE.
**Details related to the UNC Institute on Implementation Science in December 2020 can be found here.
Bianca Albers, Chair of the European Implementation Collaborative – https://implementation.eu
Katie Burke, Senior Manager, Centre for Effective Services https://effectiveservices.org
Sarah Verbiest, Director of Jordan Institute for Families, UNC SSW https://jordaninstituteforfamilies.org
Allison Metz, Director of National Implementation Research Network and Implementation Division Lead, FPG Child Development Institute https://nirn.fpg.unc.edu
Implementation Practice During a Time of Crisis
How do we provide implementation support to public systems and communities during a pandemic?
A unifying element of the institute is the promotion and cultivation of Skills and Competencies for Implementation Support Practitioners, namely: Co-Creation, in the form of co-learning, brokering, addressing power differentials, co-design, and tailored support; Continuous Improvement, in the form of assessing need and context, applying and integrating implementation science approaches, and conducting improvement cycles; and Sustaining Change, in the form of growing and sustaining relationships, building capacity, cultivating leadership, and facilitation.
In addition to the skills and competencies noted above, there are also five principles – empathy, curiosity, commitment, methodical, transdisciplinary – which guide the work of an Implementation Support Practitioner. These guiding principles may be more critical in this time of crisis than ever before. We consider the role of these guiding principles, skills and competencies in a recent blog series, Leading with Principles: Reflections on Supporting Implementation during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In this series, we also explore some key questions:
Click HERE to access the blog posts and brief audio-recorded discussions related to these topics. We hope to continue reflecting on these questions with our partners and will post additional resources as they become available.
This event is co-hosted by the Jordan Institute for Families | UNC School of Social Work, the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and National Implementation Research Network (NIRN). Generous support for this event has been provided by The Annie E. Casey Foundation.