This course is designed to provide transportation employees with the necessary tools to implement innovations quickly and successfully, and mainstream the innovations into an agency's standard practice. The training discusses the features of successful implementations,
provides information on the components of an implementation plan, lists resources for locating innovations and funding for implementation, and discusses strategies for identifying and neutralizing challenges to implementing innovations.
The course is taught in a blended format. First, participants attend a two-hour Web conference to introduce the course and set expectations. One to two weeks following the Web conference, participants attend two days of classroom training to complete the
Note to Session Hosts: When requesting to host the course, the "Requested Date" and "Alternate Date" should be input to reflect the requested dates for the two day classroom portion of the course. When the course request is approved, the assigned instructor
will contact the host to schedule both the classroom portion and the 2-hour Web conference one to two weeks prior to the classroom session.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the benefits of implementing innovations.
- Describe the evolution of an innovation from the identification of a need to mainstreaming an innovation into standard practice.
- Describe the key factors of successful innovation implementation.
- Develop a deployment plan for implementing an innovation.
- List three strategies that could be employed by agency decision-makers to support innovation implementation.
- Determine resources required to mainstream the innovation into standard practice.
- Identify strategies for overcoming barriers to implementing an innovation.
- Locate resources to support the deployment of innovations, such as funding resources.
The target audience for this course will be people are responsible for leading a team, or are preparing to lead a team, that's responsible for deploying an innovation; selecting innovations that will be implemented within the organization; and promoting
the use of innovations within an organization.