Voices and Viewpoints

Ready, Set, Go! What is Your Capacity to Scale?

by Ashley Wilkins / Oct 1, 2015

On October 22nd we will be hosting a webinar that will share information about sustaining and scaling initiatives using the framework developed through the Transformative Change Initiative. The goal is to help show the connection between this work and continuous improvement efforts like Pathways to Results (PTR) and provide people with a readiness tool to help them focus their efforts to build capacity. The webinar is free and open to anyone interested.

Event details:
October 22, 2015
3:00 – 3:30pm
To register, click here.

As educators strive to engage and support their students they are improving the programs, policies, and practices and employing new strategies that define the educational system. When an innovation shows promise in fostering success for students, there is a desire to sustain and scale the initiative, growing its impact. However, because of the complexity involved in scaling, coupled with limited resources and time, many successful innovations are short lived with limited long term impact. The Transformative Change Initiative is dedicated to assisting community colleges to scale-up innovations that improve student outcomes and program, organization, and system performance. This webinar is designed to help you take the first step towards building the capacity needed to scale an educational innovation and build transformative change. During this webinar you’ll get a preview of the new Ready to Scale Tool, a self-assessment tool that will help you to explore the current capacity available to support scaling the innovation.  This self-assessment is the first step towards building the capacity necessary to move from local innovation to transformative change.

 wilkinsAshley Wilkins serves as a member of the PTR team at OCCRL. Before OCCRL, Ashley worked for a nonprofit supporting underserved students to access and transition into higher education. She also worked with the Gateway to College National Network supporting the implementation, evaluation, and scaling of student success programs in the community college context at sites across the country.

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