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1st Biennial Australian Implementation Conference | Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre  |  25 & 26 October 2012

2012 Pre-conference Workshops

Wednesday 24 October, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

Striving for effective implementation:
Using implementation science to improve outcomes for children and families

Dr Robyn Mildon
Time: 9.00am-12.30pm
Cost: $180 per person

In the workshop, participants can expect to learn:

  • How implementation science can help to close the gap between what we know and what we do in health, education and human services;
  • The essential ingredients and actions needed to be addressed to achieve effective and sustained implementation;
  • The role of data in supporting and monitoring implementation and outcomes;
  • How policy makers, practitioners, managers and organizational leaders can actively plan for high-quality implementation and measurable outcomes.

Taking Evidence-informed Practice to Scale:
Practical Advice for Policy Makers, Developers and Organizational Leaders

Brian Bumbarger
Time: 1.00-4.30pm
Cost: $180 per person

NB: This interactive pre-conference workshop will complement and build on Dr Robyn Mildon’s, but can also be attended in isolation.

In this workshop, participants can expect to learn:

  • What resources and infrastructure are necessary for research evidence to guide policy and practice;
  • What are the most important barriers and facilitators of effective implementation in the context of going to scale;
  • How to engage leaders in organizational self-assessment to identify quick wins and “low-hanging fruit”, to prioritize organizational changes with the greatest potential return-on-investment;
  • The importance of differentiating accountability from impact, and action from progress.

Finding and Using Research Evidence to Support Policymaking

Professor John N. Lavis
Time: 1.00-4.30pm

Cost: $180 per person

In this workshop, participants can expect to learn:

  • To raise their awareness about tools and resources available to policymakers and stakeholders in order to support their use of research evidence;
  • To enhance their skills in acquiring, assessing, adapting and applying research evidence; and
  • To identify what their own units/departments and their organizations as a whole can do to better support the use of research evidence in policymaking.
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View recording from the 29 April 2014 Webinar with Bianca Albers – "Implementation in a changing world"

View slides from the 02 May 2012 Webinar with Dr Robyn Mildon – Why Implementation Matters which was broadcast to over 200 people around Australia.



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