Using Organizational Assessments to Inform Implementation and Build Sustainable Capacity
Session Format and Content: The educational methods will include: lecture, illustration, demonstration, and discussion. Core constructs that will be addressed include: organizational culture, climate, and readiness to change; implementation planning and support; technical assistance strategies; implementation teams; linked communication protocols; implementation of core components (i.e. leadership, facilitative administration, decision support data system); and, analytical strategies for guiding the development of organizational capacity and capacity to support implementation.
Organizational culture, climate, and readiness examples will be shared from child welfare agencies implementing evidence-based intervention. Workshop leaders represent teams from two Schools of Social Work in collaboration with agency partners.
Workshop Objectives: As a result of this session, participants will achieve the following objectives: (1) understand core organizational components that influence implementation; (2) obtain information about methods for assessing organizational culture, climate, and readiness; (3) understand strategies for using implementation teams to promote organizational capacity; and, (4) learn how to integrate data-driven strategies to inform implementation team development and decision-making. Participants will receive sample organizational assessment instruments and be encouraged to discuss their own efforts to integrate organizational measurement constructs in their implementation of evidence based practices or other child welfare related system change efforts.
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