Wed, 01/18/2023
Correy Watkins & Caryn Ward

Understanding context is extremely important to assist with decision-making when providing implementation support. On an average day, people make hundreds of decisions. We must understand that, in order to make the best decision, we must always consider context to help us differentiate which options will lead us to the best outcome. To simply... Read more

Fri, 12/02/2022


An essential component of implementation efforts is partners effectively working together. This is easier said than done. The relationships that we have are a direct reflection of learned experiences over periods of time. These... Read more

Fri, 11/04/2022
Ellen Nacik, Garrett Petrie & Eric Kloos

Implementation Capacity and Evidence-Based Practice Fidelity 

It’s fall in Minnesota, a time of year when apples (including MN-invented ones, looking at you, Honeycrisp), pumpkins, and perhaps, candy come to mind. Do you recall the 1980s commercial about one such treat? We hope so... Read more

Mon, 09/26/2022
Marie David

Ask any doctoral student and they would agree that their task list only grows and never ends. From that manuscript that’s long overdue to data coding that’s been put off due to hectic Fall & Spring semesters, we often associate summer as the season for trimming tasks off our task lists. The thought of adding more tasks to our task list and... Read more

Wed, 08/31/2022

How much time do you spend working in teams? Are you empowered to optimize this collective time by bringing together a variety of thinkers who push you to be better? Are you inspired to stay engaged and support your teammates to do the same? Let’s unpack why this is important and how we make this happen.

According to the Harvard Business... Read more

Fri, 06/17/2022

I will never forget the moment my superintendent, Dr. Kathy Stewart, told the Executive Cabinet at the Saginaw Intermediate School District that she had once again raised her hand to volunteer us for an opportunity. The opportunity was to partner with the Michigan Department of Education on something called a Transformation Zone. We then joked... Read more

Thu, 04/28/2022

Action-packed adventures with our favorite superheroes teach us some of the best life lessons. Imagine you are a superhero, and your superpower is implementation. You have superhuman vision that activates your ability to co-learn. Armed with this powerful mindset, you are able to quickly absorb new information and activate the strengths and... Read more

Mon, 03/07/2022

You’ve heard the saying.

“An hour of planning can save you ten hours of doing.” (Dale Carnegie)

We know the value of intentional action planning and bold decision-making. However, in a time when more demands than ever are placed on schools and districts, it is easy (and often... Read more

Tue, 02/01/2022
Amy Wassmann & Rebekah Hornak

The Hexagon Tool was the number one resource accessed in 2021 on the Active Implementation Hub. What is so fascinating about this tool? Why is this resource the most utilized out of all of the resources on the AI Hub... Read more

Fri, 01/07/2022

It is January, and you know what that means. Bring on the resolutions, goal setting, vision boards, and self-improvement apps. Who doesn’t love a fresh start or the idea of improving? 

However,... Read more