Make Change Happen
The design of a change effort will affect how things roll out. Understanding how a particular problem plays out in your context, the initial change strategy, and establishing a method to make course corrections when necessary are necessary pieces of a successful design.
Simply setting things in motion will not achieve the outcomes you want for the work. Maintaining lines of communication and developing a community of practice among the people involved in the change effort can help sustain the program through to success.
Maintaining momentum and institutionalizing changes to continue after an initiating project has run its course is often a challenge. Having a way to continually adjust course in response to data, building capacity among faculty and staff, thinking about how to have a wider impact through scaling up the work can help institutionalize a program to live on.
InTeGrate's focus on geoscience in service to societal issues has left its imprint on the work of the Implementation Projects. It has provided motivation, a unifying focus, and a lever to use in moving the needle on institutional change.