Phases of Implementation: 1. Exploration > 2. Installation > 3. Initial Implementation > 4. Full Implementation > 5. Sustainability
Preparing your site to launch Too Good requires the examination and strengthening of the structural and functional components necessary to deliver the intervention with success. The following tasks and activities will help prepare your site and build confidence to implement Too Good with fidelity.
- An Implementation Team is in place to guide the implementation process consistent with the Too Good Fidelity Model.
- The Implementation Coordinator has received Too Good Curriculum and Too Good Implementation Training.
- Lesson facilitators have completed a Too Good Curriculum Training.
- Program materials, equipment, and classroom space have been secured.
- Coaching and technical assistance have been arranged.
- Monitoring and fidelity assessment systems are in place.
- Communication protocols are in place to support ongoing buy-in, disseminate procedure updates, and assess implementation quality.
Installation Goals and Activities
Goal 1: Establish an Implementation Team
The Implementation Team is responsible for facilitating the implementation process through the establishment of a supportive planning and operating environment, building communication and feedback loops, preparing facilitators, and developing communication plans for putting Too Good programs in place. An Implementation Team typically consists of three or more full-time professionals who understand the Too Good programs, prevention education, fidelity of implementation, and organization change.
Your Implementation Team should include a member of the administrative staff who can authorize preparations and necessary tasks and changes at the site level for Too Good program installation. The Implementation Team leader functions as the Implementation Coordinator.
The Implementation Coordinator, IC, manages the day-to-day activities of the Implementation Team and serves as its primary contact. The IC will serve as the nexus for your implementation’s Too Good lesson facilitators, Too Good trainers, the Mendez Foundation, and your funder. This person should have a working knowledge of the concepts of fidelity of implementation and program dosage. The IC must be trained in the selected Too Good curricula and Too Good implementation to work collaboratively over time with the Mendez Foundation and lesson facilitators to support implementation fully and with fidelity. The IC will address adaptations with the Mendez Foundation and work with your funding source to administer a Quality Assurance Review if your program plan requires it.
The members of the Implementation Team should be ready to support the IC and coordinate the following tasks:
Goal 1 Activities:
Goal 2: Prepare Delivery Sites for Implementation
At this stage, your site has determined that Too Good is a program fit for your student needs and that your site can implement Too Good effectively. Your Implementation Team will make preparations for program delivery and put any operational changes in place.
Goal 2 Activities:
Goal 3: Develop Communication Protocols
Clear and free-flowing communication between the Implementation Team, site staff and facilitators, funders, and other key stakeholders is essential for maintaining buy-in and quick problem solving if adjustments to your implementation are necessary. Keeping key stakeholders informed of the implementation progress and critical changes to the implementation plan will keep your implementation on track and on time so you can maximize performance and outcomes.
Goal 3 Activities:
Goal 4: Develop Data Systems, Evaluation, and Monitoring
Data collection and reporting systems for monitoring and evaluating lesson delivery, program fidelity, and student outcomes must be in place before the first Too Good lesson is delivered to students.
Goal 4 Activities:
Next Phase: Initial Implementation