SW 627 Organizational Characteristics & Implementing Evidence-Based Practices

3 credits

In this course, students will examine theoretical and empirical literature pertaining to organizational culture, climate, and receptivity to adopt evidence-based practices (EBPs), and assess contextual factors that support or deter intervention implementation. We will consider strategies for assessing, intervening, and supporting the implementation of EBPs in organizations, including a trauma-informed approach and an understanding of human rights. This includes assuming a leadership role to facilitate the translation of evidence into practice within organizations, and interacting, collaborating, and strategizing with a diverse range of stakeholders. Students will have the opportunity to explore the receptivity and readiness of their own agencies in relation to EBP implementation, and to consider tactics to promote organizational change and encourage the uptake of EBPs.