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Implementation fundamentals

Implementation is important for achieving lasting impact

What is implementation? Implementation is the process of putting to use or integrating new practices within a setting, be it service or practice or policy change.

Implementation focuses on taking interventions that have been found to be effective using methodologically rigorous designs (e.g., randomised controlled trials, quasi-experimental designs, hybrid designs) under real-world conditions, and integrating them into practice settings using deliberate strategies and processes.

With the advent of implementation science, there has been a plethora of models and processes developed and tested that show the necessary factors to consider both in preparing for and in doing your implementation.

This workshop focuses on how to move existing evidence into a practice of policy setting.

Workshop objectives:

  • Learn about the models and frameworks for implementation.
  • Understand the terminology, definitions and processes required for effective implementation.
  • Learn what makes for effective implementation, teams, processes, factors, strategies and evaluation.
  • Understand the mechanisms and how to of implementation teams.
  • Know how to select an appropriate implementation process.
  • Develop strategies to assess organisational readiness and ensure implementation fidelity.
  • Understand organisational change mechanisms and human behaviour elements to ensure your success.

All our workshops include

 Evaluation

This allows us to examine our performance, and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to the individual and their organisation.

Implementation

During the workshop participants will work on relevant elements for their own projects. Participants will leave with ideas and a plan of next steps to be undertaken. In some cases, all implementation may be possible during the workshop period.

Workbook

Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.

Coaching

Access tailored implementation support in a follow-up coaching session. All workshops include a follow-up coaching session with each participant to cover any questions and concerns and to facilitate the implementation process.

Action plan

Participants will use action items developed throughout the workshop to develop their plan for the coming months. The plan is developed in a purposeful and strategic way to help progress learning and make sure that time out for this workshop is not wasted but instead leveraged.

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What people are saying about our workshops

  • Spot On!

    The KT Australia, Mastering Research Translation workshop was succinct but also comprehensive. The information provided was spot on for people working in research and/or a health education/promotion project. I will easily be able to start using the knowledge from the workshop in my daily work.

    Roslyn Giglia, Telethon Kids Institute

  • Motivating explanations and strategies

    If you need to know more about knowledge translation, this easy to follow workshop provides motivating explanations and strategies.

    Jane Burns, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

  • Thank you!

    Your ability to understand my project and apply KT principals helped me to unlock, then articulate the best way to plan and describe the successful translation and implementation of my proposed project. I will hopefully contact you with news of my successful Fellowship and definitely look to engaging your talents to increase my skills and then improve outcomes for trauma patients across New South Wales!

    Dr Lisa Sharwood, Research Manager & Post Doctoral.

    Fellow John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research. The University of Sydney

  • Great ambassadress

    With a recent introduction to the concepts of KT I was excited and hopeful to be referred to Knowledge Translation Australia. I found Tamika to be a great ambassadress for the place and processes of KT in research and practice. I look forward to contributing to the ‘closing of the loop’

    Krista Watts, Peter Doherty

  • Fantastic

    The workshop was fantastic. It was one of the most useful training sessions I’ve ever attended.

    Dr. Natassia Goode, Senior Research Fellow and Theme Leader Organisational Safety, Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, University of the Sunshine Coast

  • Non-believer to believer!

    “I participated in a ‘Social Media Strategy for Scientists Workshop’ at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto that Tamika facilitated and it was excellent. All of the content was accessible, relevant, with enthusiastic and welcoming delivery. Watch out Twitter and Linkedin; here comes my professional social media channel to support my scholarly output, network building, and dissemination of my research to a broader scope of stakeholders.”

    Colin McKerlie, Senior Associate Scientist and Professor, The Hospital for Sick Children and The Centre for Phenogenomics, Canada

  • Outstanding investment of my time

    Outstanding investment of my time…one of the best all day workshops I have attended.

    Workshop Attendee, RMIT University, June 2018

  • Very Useful

    I really enjoyed your workshop today about knowledge translation and research impact. I found it very useful and will certainly be implementing some ideas.

    Leanne Morrison, Lecturer, RMIT University, June 2018

  • Thanks Tamika!

    Thanks again for today’s workshop – it was extremely useful and very inspiring. I feel really motivated to make sure my research really drives change in practice from now on and you’ve armed me with a range of ideas to do so!

    Freya MacMillan, Lecturer of Interprofessional Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney

  • Grant success, thank you!

    “I appreciate the time Tamika took to understand my project so that she could give me relevant advice. She explained how to break down and communicate the translational steps clearly. “

    Dr Sarah Hilmer, University of Sydney