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Role Clarification: Why Fuss Over It?

Role Clarification: Why Fuss Over It?

Since Dowden & Andrews’ 2004 meta-analysis on effective staff practices, the corrections field has been on notice that staff approaches that are fair, firm and transparent get better outcome results.

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Try “Implegration”: Tool #6

Try “Implegration”: Tool #6

As staff develop their individual expertise with new skills, and also expertise on what works and doesn’t work for skill development, they become a rich source for ideas around creating engaging ways for supporting, mastering and integrating EBP’s into practice

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Communities of Practice: Tool #5

Communities of Practice: Tool #5

In this edition, we take the next step into Communities of Practice – the first “tool for implementation” that engages the power of group learning rather than simple individual feedback.

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Decision Support Databases: Tool #4

Decision Support Databases: Tool #4

In this edition, we take the next step into decision support databases, which use the accumulated performance assessment data to discern when individuals achieve competency or partial competency and overall training goals have been met, especially when sustainability is of significant interest.

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Performance Assessment: Tool #3

Performance Assessment: Tool #3

Performance Assessment, aka “How are we doing with these skills, anyway?”

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MI Coaching: Tool #2

MI Coaching: Tool #2

MI Coaching is of course a big part of what we do here at JSAT, and this is because we believe in it so much. It also happens to be one of the key drivers for effective implementation of any new skill within an organization. So we get just a tad excited about this subject!

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Consider Voluntary and Non-Voluntary Selection: Tool #1

Consider Voluntary and Non-Voluntary Selection: Tool #1

When it comes to selecting staff to develop MI skills, there are two camps of thought.  In one camp, all staff are required or “voluntold” to be trained and held to the same standard, creating an “all systems go” culture in which everyone experiences the new learning.  In the other camp, the belief is that training and learning MI should be voluntary.

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UPCOMING Training

UPCOMING Training

We are putting on an MI Training of Trainers April 27-30, 2015 here at JSAT

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What happens during a Community of Practice?

What happens during a Community of Practice?

Because we feel CoPs are crucial to successful EBP implementation, we want to get your gears turning about how you might implement one, so this month we offer some insight into the types of activities that can take place in a CoP for Motivational Interviewing.

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Communities of Practice multiply success

Communities of Practice multiply success

This month we’re focusing on Communities of Practice because we’ve been seeing a powerful multiplier effect when agencies combine Communities of Practice with coding and coaching for Motivational Interviewing training.  In fact, the effects that we’ve been seeing are so tremendous, we really can’t say enough about “CoP’s”… A Community of Practice is a regularly-scheduled […]

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