Step 3: The SLT establishes Implementation Sites and Teams

  1. Consider the characteristics of personnel and organizational structures most likely to support successful implementation.
  2. Use selection criteria to choose initial Implementation Sites.
  3. Sign written agreements that specify both site and State Leadership Team responsibilities with the selected sites.
  4. Form an Implementation Team at each site to develop their plan, oversee all activities and timelines and participate in communication loops with the State Leadership Team.
  5. Include representation on the Implementation Team of administrators and direct service staff, parent leaders and others who are or will become experts on both the implementation process and the new practice(s)
  6. Clarify the roles and responsibilities of team members and their long term commitment to implementation and sustainability.
  7. Ensure the Implementation Team has the resources, information and skills necessary to lead the change effort.