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How to Implement (just about) Anything

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A conversation with Tom DeWire on his 2023 book "How To Implement (just about) Anything: Lessons from 25 Years in Public Education"

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​A conversation with Tom DeWire, Founder and Principal Consultant of EdScale.

On this episode of First State Insights​​, ​Tom DeWire, Founder and Principal Consultant of EdScale, speaks with Troy Mix, Associate Director of the University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration (IPA), about his 2023 book, "How To Implement (just about) Anything: Lessons from 25 years in Public Education." This interview covers Tom's perspectives on the importance of and challenges associated with implementation, along with his lessons for driving and sustaining change in complex systems. Through his work at EdScale, LLC, Tom helps educators get better results through a relentless focus on implementation. Tom earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Delaware's Biden School of Public Policy and Administration. Before founding EdScale in 2016, Tom worked on systems change efforts in Baltimore City Public Schools and led consulting engagements at the U.S. Education Delivery Institute.

Tom is the author of How To Implement (just about) Anything: Lessons from 25 Years in Public Education, which is available on Amazon. To complete the implementation health quiz referenced in the book and this episode, visit the score app.

This episode was recorded on January 23, 2024, for First State Insights, a podcast by the Institute for Public Administration (IPA). First State Insights is a podcast presented by the Institute for Public Administration (IPA), a research and public service center within the University of Delaware's Biden School of Public Policy & Administration.

Opening and closing music: "I Dunno" by Grapes, used under Creative Commons 3.0 License.​

Listen to First State Insights​​

Visit IPA's SoundCloud​ ​page for a full list of episodes, or search for "First State Insights" to listen wherever you get your podcasts.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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