Planning for Implementation and Sustainability (DEV)

Are you looking to implement an evidence-based program?

Planning for implementation and sustainability is a 3-day workshop on how to apply the science of knowledge translation (KT) to real-world implementation projects to enhance and sustain project outcomes. The workshop focuses on how to use implementation theories, models, and frameworks for effective implementation and sustainability of evidence-based programs.



A hands-on learning environment designed to help participants identify their implementation and sustainability goals and develop an action plan to achieve them.



Interactive activities and discussions to help build competencies in applying KT concepts to implementation projects.




Opportunity to connect with other professionals who are involved with implementing and sustaining projects and learn from each other’s experiences, challenges, and successes.



The workshop includes didactic lectures, practical application activities, and group discussions.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and engage relevant stakeholders for implementation
  • Assess the context and readiness for implementation
  • Describe critical steps of an implementation plan
  • Explain how to measure implementation quality and considerations related to fidelity and adaptation
  • Assess barriers and facilitators to sustainability and identify sustainability strategies
  • Plan for scale up and spread of an evidence-based program

The workshop is designed for professionals in any health-related discipline (e.g., healthcare, public health, mental health) who are responsible for implementing programs. All participants must have an implementation project to work on throughout the workshop. Previous participants have come from a range of organizations (e.g., healthcare provider organizations, funding organizations, and government and quasi-government agencies) with a variety of backgrounds (e.g., educators, managers, clinicians, knowledge brokers, researchers). Previous experience or training in KT or implementation science is required.

Registration includes the 3-day in-person workshop, take-home resources, lunch, coffee and snacks for the three days. Travel and accommodation in Toronto for the workshop are not included.

Option 1: Workshop only

Registration for the Implementation and Sustainability Planning workshop is $1,600.00 per person.

Option 2: Workshop and implementation coaching

Registration for the Implementation and Sustainability Planning workshop and three hours of individual implementation coaching is $1,950.00 per person. The cost includes participation in the 3-day in-person workshop, food (coffee/tea, snacks, and lunch), and access to take-home resources. Travel to and from Toronto and accommodation during the workshop is not included.


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