Enrollment is open until Oct. 26, 2021!


Designing for Implementation is the only course of its kind.

In this 6-week self-paced course, we make applying implementation science theories, models, and frameworks clear and practical. You'll be provided with a step-by-step roadmap to help you use barriers and facilitators to select the most relevant and appropriate implementation strategies.


By using theory and evidence to select your implementation strategies, you can increase the likelihood that your intervention will be successful.


If you’re interested in taking our other signature course, Implementation, Spread, and Scale in March, we recommend taking Designing for Implementation first.


Whether or not you already feel like your intervention is fully formed, going through our process in Designing for Implementation will set you up for success when it comes to actually implementing, spreading, and scaling. This process includes defining WHO needs to change and WHAT they need to do differently, understanding and mapping your barriers and facilitators, and then selecting HOW you will support them to change (i.e., the implementation strategies you will use).

Before we jump into the content,

let's share who it's for.


This course is for you if...


  • You are tasked with designing and implementing an intervention


  • You are working in implementation, and sometimes feel confused or overwhelmed by all of the frameworks out there


  • You want to design and implement an intervention using a more evidence-based approach


  • You want to feel confident when you talk about different implementation science theories, models, and frameworks


  • You are supporting the spread and scale of an intervention and realize you need to better describe and operationalize the key components


  • You are planning for the implementation of an intervention and need guidance on how best to move forward


  • You’ve collected data (for example, on barriers and facilitators) but you don’t know what to do with it


  • Your implementation strategies have not produced the outcomes you were looking for, but you aren’t sure which implementation strategies would have greater impact


  • You want to understand how to better plan for sustainability of outcomes from an intervention that you’ve delivered


By the end of this course, you will:


Be able to select the appropriate implementation science process models, theories, and frameworks.

Clearly define the problem, the need, the gap, and the "WHAT" (i.e., what you want people to do differently to fill the gap).


Assess barriers and facilitators to change and map them to an implementation framework (which serves as the foundation for selecting appropriate implementation strategies).






Select implementation strategies that are linked to theory and directly address your identified barriers and facilitators.


Develop an evaluation plan and logic model, considering not only outcomes, but implementation outcomes and fidelity.


Discover considerations necessary for the implementation, spread, and scale up of your intervention.



"The 6-week Designing for Implementation course is a great resource for people in and out of academic settings. Whether you are in the process of developing a new program or seeking to improve an existing program, this course will help you.

The video content is polished and you can tell that the instructors are passionate about this type of work and helping you learn and apply the information to your project.

The weekly course modules are interactive and use a consistent example throughout the 6 weeks to build on the content each week. This program will help you plan, evaluate, implement, and disseminate your program."


- John A. Bernhart, past DFI participant


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$375

Individual Enrollment (USD)

Applicable tax based on your location will be applied at checkout.

To complete your enrollment in Canadian dollars, please click here to access our checkout for CAD currency.



In Designing for Implementation, we comprehensively guide you through the process of designing interventions using best practices and approaches in implementation science.


Implementation science is the field dedicated to studying how to implement and sustain new innovations that is complementary to other approaches such as change management and quality improvement. It's the science of getting things done.


This course is ideal for professionals in a range of fields including, but not limited to: health, public health, mental health, and social services as it will show you how to apply implementation science in practice to develop interventions using implementation science theories, models, and frameworks.


What's Included in Designing for Implementation


Enrolling gives you access to self-paced online course content that includes:


  • 8+ hours of informative video content led by your instructors, Dr. Julia Moore, Executive Director of The Center for Implementation and Sobia Khan, Director of Implementation


  • Interactive activities to help test your knowledge (a favorite feature of many of our past participants)


  • Assignments that enable you to apply the instructional content to your own work


  • Direct communication with our course facilitators to answer your questions


  • A 100+ page PDF workbook that is yours to keep which gives an overview of all course concepts, activities, and assignments


  • Readings and resources recommended by our expert team


  • Networking opportunities with other course participants


  • Invitation to 5 live group Q&A sessions (held virtually) with our course facilitators to have your questions answered in real time


  • All course materials until Oct. 1, 2022 so you can go back and review what you’ve learned as needed (another favorite feature)


You will also receive a certificate in the Foundations of Designing for Implementation upon your successful completion of the course.



Course Curriculum


Week 1: Fundamentals of applying implementation science

  • Revisiting implementation theories, models, and frameworks
  • Process models
  • Understanding the problem

Week 2: Defining the WHAT

  • Roles in the implementation system
  • Defining the change
  • Defining components of sustainability

Week 3: Understanding barriers and facilitators

  • Theories of change
  • Conducting a barriers and facilitators assessment
  • Characteristics of the intervention
  • Individual barriers and facilitators to change
  • Contextual barriers and facilitators

Week 4: Selecting implementation strategies

  • How to select implementation strategies
  • Evidence for implementation strategies
  • How to operationalize implementation strategies

Week 5: Evaluating implementation efforts

  • Types of evaluation
  • Evaluation frameworks
  • Building a logic model

Week 6: Planning for implementation, spread, and scale

  • Selecting an implementation process model
  • Implementation considerations



"Thank you very much for the wonderful course! I really enjoyed the modules and being able to think through multiple examples. This was fantastic."


- Laera Gattoni, past DFI participant


Who We Are


The Center for Implementation (TCI) operates from the view that knowledge generated from implementation science — the research behind how best to implement change — should be in the hands of practitioners in organizations, communities, and systems.

 

We make the science of implementation practical and accessible. Our mission and moral imperative are to ensure that people around the world are applying theory and evidence-informed change methods to improve outcomes.


TCI was founded in 2018 and has been growing rapidly ever since. This expansion is driven by our international reputation for producing clear and practical guidance on applying implementation science that enhances change efforts across various fields and sectors.

Our expertise is in developing innovative processes that are informed by implementation science and designed for creating real-world change.

 

Dr. Julia E. Moore and Sobia Khan, TCI’s senior members, have built a bridge between implementation science and implementation practice by synthesizing and translating complex implementation science concepts into easy-to-understand actionable steps.


Our true specialization lies in how we train, support, and empower professionals working to make change in organizations and systems to implement in more evidence-based ways (i.e., drawing from what works to foster individual, organizational, and systems change).

Dr. Julia E. Moore

Executive Director


Dr. Julia E. Moore is the Executive Director for the Center for Implementation. Dr. Moore has a PhD from Penn State in Human Development, where she was trained as an implementation scientist, researching the best ways to implement evidence-based programs. She has worked on over 100 implementation projects. Dr. Moore is known internationally for her ability to communicate complex implementation science concepts in a clear and practical ways. Dr. Moore developed the online mini-course, Inspiring Change: creating impact with evidence-based implementation, which has been completed by over 5000 professionals from around the world. Dr. Moore is most passionate about supporting professionals how to use implementation science.


Sobia Khan

Director of Implementation



Sobia Khan is the Director of Implementation at The Center for Implementation. For over 10 years, Sobia has consulted with organizations in Canada and worldwide, supporting capacity building, strategic organizational change, and evaluation based on implementation science and systems thinking. She has worked in a variety of organization types include hospitals, provincial agencies and academic institutions, and has practiced, researched and supported implementation at the organizational, community, provincial, national and international levels. Sobia co-developed and co-delivered courses that were to targeted frontline professionals and intermediary organizations looking for practical implementation guidance. She has also developed organization-specific capacity related to implementation science and systems thinking, and has supported organizations to adopt implementation science as a strategic aim.



Designing for Implementation gave me a chance to really think through the WHAT and HOW (implementation strategies) of my project, to see beyond the obvious or most frequently employed dissemination strategies (i.e., academic publications and conference presentations).

The weekly assignment not only taught me the importance of not only involving stakeholders at every stage in the project, but also continuously revisiting and refining the WHAT and HOW to ensure the sustainability of the initiative.”


- Priscilla Medeiros, Past DFI participant


Designing for Implementation is open for enrollment until Oct. 26, 2021.


Join this year's cohort and get access to all course components at the affordable rate of $375 USD or $495 CAD.

You will also receive a certificate in the Foundations of Designing for Implementation upon your successful completion of the course and assignments.







We offer several discounts*:

  • 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 (also, see below for an opportunity to receive complimentary enrollment)

*One discount code per person.

Please e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Free Spots Available for Participants in LMICs


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.

Course Timelines


September 14, 2021 - Enrollment opens (gain immediate access to content)

October 26, 2021 - Enrollment closes

February 1, 2022

  • Last day of direct access to course facilitators for questions
  • Last day to submit assignments in order to receive a certificate

October 1, 2022 - Access to the instructional videos via the online platform ends


Note: The workbook, which is yours to keep, contains the theories, models, and frameworks covered in the course; suggested readings and additional resources; and all activities.


To recap, when you enroll you'll receive:


  • 6 modules that contain 8+ hours of informative video content led by your instructors, Dr. Julia Moore and Sobia Khan from The Center for Implementation along with interactive activities to help test your knowledge and assignments that enable you to apply the instructional content to your own work


  • 100+ page PDF workbook that is yours to keep which gives an overview of all course concepts, activities, and assignments


  • Direct communication with our course facilitators to answer your questions plus an invitation to 5 live group Q&A sessions (held virtually) with our course facilitators to have your questions answered in real time


  • Readings and resources recommended by our expert team


  • A certificate in the Foundations of Designing for Implementation after completing the course and submitting your 6 assignments


  • Networking opportunities with other course participants



You'll be given access to a new module each week to help spread out the material and give you time to work through it.

But remember: You get to control the pace of your learning, so after those 6 weeks, you'll have access to everything until Oct. 1, 2022.


BONUS #1:

Defining the WHAT

Resource Guide & Template:

How To Operationalize the 7 Ps



After you enroll, you'll receive this slide deck and worksheet which will help you define your target audience (WHO) and what you want each target audience to do differently (WHAT). It operationalizes the 7 Ps framework, so that you can better describe your WHAT.

Previous course participants have shared that they like the concept of the 7 Ps (i.e., does your WHAT include a program, practices, policies, procedures, principles, pills, or products), but struggle to put it into practice. This easy-to-follow worksheet is directly designed to address that challenge so you can clearly define your WHAT.

BONUS #2:

Methods to Prioritize Needs


You'll also receive this resource that outlines 4 common prioritization methods:

a) Delphi method;

b) Modified Delphi method;

c) Appropriateness method; and

d) Nominal group technique

The resource can help you select the most appropriate prioritization method by describing the aims, methodology, target population, and typical sample size of each approach.

Ready to dive in?


If you'd like to select USD currency, click the button below.

$375

Individual Enrollment (USD)

Applicable tax based on your location will be applied at checkout.

To complete your enrollment in Canadian dollars, please click here to access our checkout for CAD currency.


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.



"This course has been incredibly helpful for our project! There were many times that I thought, 'I wish I knew this before’. It is easily one of the most valuable courses I’ve taken over the last couple of years."


- Ilse van Winssen, past DFI participant


Still not sure?


You should enroll in Designing for Implementation enroll if any of these apply to you:


  • You want to feel more confident in how to approach the work that you're doing and stay motivated to move towards the change you want to see.


  • You want more time instead of getting lost in implementation science literature. You would rather follow a step-by-step roadmap to find the most appropriate theories, models, and frameworks for your work and then focus your time on what is most relevant.


  • You want to experience growth and have a greater impact.


If you're still wondering if Designing for Implementation is for you, email us your questions at [email protected].


Ready to dive in?


If you'd like to select USD currency, click the button below.

$375

Individual Enrollment (USD)

Applicable tax based on your location will be applied at checkout.

To complete your enrollment in Canadian dollars, please click here to access our checkout for CAD currency.



We are passionate about what we do and can't wait to guide you through Designing for Implementation!


I absolutely love to teach and support professionals to apply implementation science to their work. I am inspired and excited every time that a course participant has a lightbulb moment about which framework is a great fit for their context, about why something didn't work in the past, or about what they can do differently moving forward. I can't wait to see how you can transform your change initiative.

Julia E Moore