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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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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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Compelling Questions for Corrections and Evidence-Based Practices

For this month’s newsletter, we thought it would be interesting for our community of readers to engage with compelling questions that effect evidence-based practices and corrections. These are questions that don’t yet have identified solutions or answers, but that are extremely important regarding matters of implementation. In our work with agencies across the country, we […]

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How To Ensure Long-Term Outcomes From Training

As budget constraints increase in the field of corrections and human services, there is additional pressure to get the most out of the training that organizations are able to bring on. Any investment in training brings with it an inherent risk – will the newly-trained innovation be not only learned, but practiced, implemented and ultimately […]

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