This past month has been a whirlwind for the Wandersman Center. In addition to being on opposite sides of the globe this past month for two of the premier implementation conference...
The Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) in Seattle, WA and the Global Implementation Conference (GIC) in Glasgow, Scotland, our team was knee-deep in in preparation of several large scale proposals to help continue to move the work forward. While not all have hit, they have taken a lot of time. We’ll keep plugging ahead.
GIC. Abe co-facilitated a pre-conference workshop with Mary Salveron on Implementation-informed evaluation: Improving theory, Implementation, and support in evolving complex initiatives. Abe and Amber Watson presented with Jessica Johnson and David Osher of the American Institute for Research and Oluwaseun Esan on the use of implementation processes. We got some great feedback: “This is exactly what I hoped to get out of this conference.”
SIRC. Jonathan Scaccia and Bob Franks of the Judge Baker Children’s Center talked about how an earlier version of the Readiness Diagnostic Scale was used to help monitor and track progress over time. As a surprise and unexpected bonus, they won the best practice-based presentation award. We also were able to connect with many colleagues both past and present and share some of the great things that we've been up to, while also plan for some workshops in 2020.
Progress on Change Management. We are getting closer to the release of the readiness prevention guide that incorporates change management and intervention mapping principles. This guide developed for the SAPRO project has been generalized so that practitioners would be able to apply it to a variety of other settings. We hope to have this uploaded and available to all of our faculty and colleagues by the end of the year.
The QISAR. We move so fast that sometimes we forget about the tools that we had previously developed. Such is the case with the QISAR published in 2012 as part of the 2nd edition of the Empowerment Evaluation text. The QISAR was designed to be a shorter version of the quality implementation tool that can help to guide implementation planning, monitoring, and evaluation. We recently uploaded a copy to our tools page and intend to start promoting this more with stakeholders.
More SWAG. Are t-shirts not enough? Hats (baseball and winter) are showing up just in time for Fall (at least in the northern states). Until we get the online store open, just reach out to us if you'd like some fashion that will impress your friends and family.