Common Questions About The Course
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you enroll. From then on, each week, you will be given access to a new module to help spread out the material and give you time to work through it. After 6 weeks, you will have access to the entire course until October 1, 2022.
If you are interested in receiving a certificate, you will have until February 1, 2022 to submit your completed assignments.
Note: If you'd like to access to the all modules immediately (instead of spread out over 6 weeks), let us know and we'll get you set up.
Is the course completely online and asynchronous?
Yes, the entire course is online and asynchronous — so it can be completed on your time at your convenience and pace. There are no live webinars, but there are many opportunities to ask questions to course facilitators and other students within the comment sections of the course and at the live Q&A sessions.
How do I receive a certificate?
If you complete all online modules and the 6 assignments by February 1, 2022, you will receive a certificate in the Foundations of Designing for Implementation.
How long will I have access to course materials?
You will continue to have access to all online content until Oct. 1, 2022.
The workbook (which includes all of the theories, models, and frameworks; assignments; suggested readings and additional resources; and the activities) is downloadable, so after you've saved it, you'll be able to refer to it for as long as you'd like.
This means the only elements you will lose access to on Oct. 1, 2022 are the online videos.
What is the time commitment?
In terms of time commitment, we anticipate it to be about 3 hours a week. Each week there are approximately 1 hour of videos (split into 3-7 videos), 1 hour of online activities, and 1 hour for the assignment. The assignments are about directly relating the content back to your own work; therefore how much time can be quite variable depending on how much background work you choose to do.
Are there discounts available?
Yes, we aim to make Designing for Implementation accessible to everyone. We offer the following discounts (one per person):
- 20% off for past participants of Implementation, Spread, and Scale
- 20% off for members of the Implementing Change Community
- 20% off for groups of 3+ employees from the same organization
- 30% off for full-time students
- 70% off for individuals in low- and middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank
Please e-mail [email protected] for more information.
Also, in an effort to support capacity building in applying implementation science in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), we are offering 15 spots for eligible professionals to enroll in Designing for Implementation for free.
To be entered into the draw for 1 of the 15 free spots, interested participants must complete this form and meet the eligibility requirements. Applications are now closed.
What kind of support will I receive from the course facilitators?
Our course facilitators will respond regularly to your questions on our online discussion boards until February 1, 2022. This is where you can receive direct support.
We will also be offering 5 live group Q&A sessions with our course facilitators which is a great way to receive additional support.
When will the course be available again?
Designing for Implementation will be available every October.