Engaging in Implementation Science at GIC 2017
With stellar keynote speakers, and an uplifting climate of learning and collaboration, the Global Implementation Conference proved to be an engaging experience. Each presentation was relevant and revealing; whether it was discussing how to turn the evidence pyramid on its head, how to push ourselves and our organizations into the potentially uncomfortable and unknown world of co-design, or learning from those who can reflect on over three decades of work in implementation science.
As a presenter in the brief presentation series focused on Regional, National, and Global Collaboration and Large-Scale Networking, I was excited to share the work Centre and the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Network are supporting around knowledge mobilization and evaluation. Our online toolkit was presented, along with learnings from our Wisdom 2 Action events, and the first-year of implementing our knowledge mobilization and evaluation mentorship program. Through this brief presentation, we hoped to inspire other partners to explore how they too can help community based services mobilize and increase their use of evidence and evaluation.