This course is now closed for enrollment.

Our next cohort begins October 2021.

Designing for Implementation is the only course of its kind.

Our mission at The Center for Implementation is to accelerate the application of implementation science to improve outcomes. 

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 highly 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 of defining the WHAT, understanding and mapping your barriers and facilitators, and then selecting your HOW, will set you up for success when it comes to actually implementing, spreading, and scaling.

Before we jump into the content,

let's share who it's for.

This course is for you if...

  • You’ve tried to apply implementation science to your work in the past, but got confused or overwhelmed

  • 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 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 frameworks 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.

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.

This course is ideal for professionals in health, public health, mental health, and social services 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:

  • 10+ 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 at The Center for 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

  • 2 live group sessions (held virtually) with our course facilitators to have your questions answered in real time

  • All course materials until Oct. 1, 2021 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

Who We Are

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

is open for enrollment until

Nov. 13, 2020.

We offer several pricing options to enhance equity and access, plus additional support for those who are looking to enhance their learning (descriptions below).

  • Regular Enrollment - $350 USD or $475 CAD
  • Premium Enrollment - $425 USD or $575 CAD
  • Coaching Program Enrollment - $1,150 USD or $1,550 CAD

For Regular and Premium enrollment, we offer a:

  • 20% discount on groups of 3+ employees from the same organization
  • Student discount for those attending school full-time
  • Special reduced rate for individuals in low- and middle-income countries

E-mail us for more information: [email protected].

Regular Enrollment

Get access to all course components above for an entire year at the affordable price of $350 USD or $475 CAD which includes a Certificate in the Foundations of Designing for Implementation upon your successful completion of the course.

Premium Enrollment – Limited Spots Available!

Interested in receiving tailored feedback on your assignments?

We offer a limited number of Premium Enrollment spots on a first-come, first-serve basis, for those who would like to extend their learning and receive additional interaction and support from our course facilitators.

If you’d like to take an extra step towards change, this option is for you.

You get access to all course components above PLUS tailored feedback on your assignments so that you can better apply your learning to your own work right away as well as a Certificate in the Foundations of Designing for Implementation upon your successful completion of the course.

Reserve your premium enrollment spot for $425 USD or $575 CAD.

NEW THIS YEAR: Coaching Program Enrollment – Only 8 Spots Available!

Based on past participant feedback, we are now offering the opportunity to receive personalized coaching for you and your project.

Our special Coaching Program for Designing for Implementation includes the regular enrollment course components PLUS:

  • Our course facilitators will review your assignments and additional project documentation, offering targeted feedback to your specific needs

  • Three one-hour sessions with a course facilitator for additional personalized coaching

  • A two-page report with suggested theories, models, frameworks, tools, and resources created uniquely for you to enhance your specific project or initiative

You get all of this at the competitive rate of $1,150 USD or $1,550 CAD. You'll also receive a Certificate in the Foundations of Designing for Implementation upon your successful completion of the course.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to receive coaching specifically geared towards you and your organization from our implementation science experts. We’re only able to offer this special program to 8 participants!

"The online course offered through The Center for Implementation is a great resource and primer for anyone wanting to learn more about implementation science.

The pace, material and ease of use, made this a highly applicable tool for my current and future work. I would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of knowledge translation or implementation."

Tricia Swartz, Senior Program Manager, Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Course Timelines

October 5, 2020 - Enrollment opens (gain immediate access to content)

November 13, 2020 - Enrollment closes (extended from Nov. 6)

February 1, 2021

  • Last day of direct access to course facilitators for questions (all enrollment types)
  • Last day to submit assignments in order to receive a certificate
  • Last day to submit assignments in order to receive feedback (Premium Enrollment and Coaching Program Enrollment)
  • Last day to complete coaching sessions (Coaching Program Enrollment)

October 1, 2021 - Access to the instructional videos via the online platform ends

Note: your downloadable 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 10+ 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 2 live group 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 upon your successful completion of 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, 2021.

Plus These Bonuses To Help You Even Further In Your Implementation Efforts!

Bonus #1:

Defining the WHAT Slide Deck:

How you can operationalize the 7 Ps

This slide deck and worksheet 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:

Special Q&A Video

Following the two Q&A sessions. The course developers will create a special Q&A video answering your most frequently asked questions.

We Also Have a 14-Day Risk-Free Guarantee

We've trained thousands of professionals and have used our expertise to create this highly accessible online course.

Learning about implementation science and particularly how to apply it to your own work can be daunting. In Designing for Implementation, we provide easy-to-follow guidance to help you through the process of designing interventions using best practices and approaches in implementation science.

In this course, you'll meet others who have similar interests, goals, and challenges all within our supportive and engaging environment.

By the end of your first 14 days, you'll have received access to our first 2 modules. You'll have had the opportunity to learn about key implementation theories, models, and frameworks; understand the problem; look at roles in the implementation system; and define the change as well as components of sustainability.

If you don't feel like you are on a clearer path towards designing your intervention for implementation, email us, show us that you have completed the work, and we'll send you a refund.

Common Questions About The Course

When does the course start and finish?

Once enrolled you will have until February 1, 2021 to complete the assignments and receive a certificate.

Will I receive a certificate?

Participants who complete all online modules and the 6 assignments by February 1, 2021 will receive a certificate.

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.

How long will I have access to course materials?

Participants will continue to have access to all online content until Oct. 1, 2021 and will always have a copy of the workbook (which includes all of the theories, models, and frameworks; assignments; suggested readings and additional resources; and the activities). Therefore, the only element participants will lose access to on Oct. 1, 2021 is 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.

What is the difference between Regular and Premium Enrollment?

Course components (i.e., Regular Enrollment) include: 10+ hours of informative video content, interactive activities, a 100+ page workbook, assignments, networking opportunities; and a Certificate in the Foundations of Designing for Implementation upon successful completion of the course.

Premium Enrollment provides an extra level of support from our course facilitators: in addition to all course components above, you will receive tailored feedback on your assignments which will enhance your learning and be a valuable resource to help you apply what you've learned directly to your own work.

Are there student and LMIC discounts?

Yes, we aim to make Designing for Implementation accessible to everyone. For full-time students, we offer a special discount on the Regular and Premium Enrollment prices. For individuals in low- and middle-income countries, we offer a special reduced rate. Please e-mail [email protected] for more information.

What kind of support will I receive from the course facilitators?

For all enrollment types, our course facilitators will respond regularly to your questions on our online discussion boards until February 1, 2021. This is where you can receive direct support.

We will also be offering 2 live group sessions with our course facilitators to go over frequently asked questions. These sessions will be scheduled based on maximizing participant attendance.

If you select Premium Enrollment, you will receive tailored feedback on your assignments in addition to the above. The deadline to submit assignments is February 1, 2021 in order to receive a certificate (all enrollment types) and to receive feedback (Premium Enrollment and Coaching Program Enrollment).

When will the course be available again?

Designing for Implementation will be available every October.

"The Center for Implementation has helped us to root our processes in the theories, models and frameworks that underlie Implementation Science.

This support has given us the knowledge and skills to integrate academic knowledge with real-world experience. The Center for Implementation has helped us connect research with real life as we move towards reaching our Knowledge Mobilization goals."

Susan Brown, Director of Research Coordination and Research-Practice Integration, Research Institute for Aging

Still not sure?

You should enroll in Designing for Implementation enroll (risk-free) 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].

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