Virtual Training for Continuous Learning and Improvement 101, 201 Available at No Cost 

Continuous Learning and Improvement (CLI) is an approach to improvement by which a team uses data to refine a problem, sets goals, and implements small tests of change to identify practices that are successful and can be scaled to a larger scope. CLI is often managed by an improvement team and is an iterative, intentionally designed approach to incremental change. These trainings provide access to tools that help with organized problem identification, root cause analysis and data driven solutions. Overall, they help teams build their...

Continuous Learning & Improvement: A cornerstone of ImpactTulsa’s approach to collective impact

By: Lauren King, MA   Jessica Smith, Senior Director of Education and Collaborative Action at ImpactTulsa, shares the history of Continuous Learning & Improvement (CLI) and how it became a central part of the organization’s mission to align the community to provide a pathway for all students to thrive.    How was ImpactTulsa first introduced to Continuous Learning & Improvement (CLI)?  ImpactTulsa started work with Continuous Learning and Improvement as a convener. In 2017, ImpactTulsa, along with our national partner StriveTogether, facilitated impact improvement networks for the Tulsa community.    The...

IMPACTTULSA RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM STRIVETOGETHER  FOR AN EQUITABLE RECOVERY

Systemic racial inequities exposed by COVID-19 heighten the need for systems transformation   TULSA, OKLAHOMA — StriveTogether, a national network working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for kids, today announced ImpactTulsa as an awardee for the Challenge Fund. ImpactTulsa joins 50 other communities across 26 states to deliver more equitable outcomes for children and families. These communities are part of the Cradle to Career Network, a national movement led by StriveTogether to ensure every child has every opportunity to succeed.   “We...

How Results Based Facilitation Can Help You Overcome Common Challenges of Continuous Learning & Improvement

ImpactTulsa offers a series of professional development opportunities that can be taken together to help individuals develop the skills they need to move groups from talk to action.   The first, Continuous Learning & Improvement (CLI) 101, teaches an approach to improvement by which a team uses data to refine a problem, sets goals, and implements small tests of change to identify practices that are successful and can be scaled to a larger scope. ImpactTulsa has developed a Continuous Learning & Improvement (CLI) process over the past...

IMPACTTULSA RECEIVES NATIONAL GRANT FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS IN TULSA AREA SCHOOLS

Tulsa, OK (Nov. 30, 2020)  – ImpactTulsa is pleased to announce the organization has received a $250,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This Model Design and Initiation Grant will help ImpactTulsa grow capacity to support schools with continuous improvement methods to ensure Black, Latinx and low-income students have an opportunity to graduate from high school and earn a degree that prepares them for a successful career and life.    ImpactTulsa is one of 16 organizations across the country to receive this investment in building...

ImpactTulsa Joins Community, National Partners for 2020 StriveTogether Convening

  [caption id="attachment_54715" align="aligncenter" width="960"] ImpactTulsa team members and community partners share where they were tuning in from for the opening keynote of the 2020 StriveTogether Cradle to Career Convening.[/caption]   While normally the end of September would bring an opportunity for the ImpactTulsa team to join together with StriveTogether partners from across the country at a physical conference, the new digital format debuted in 2020 allowed more ImpactTulsa community partners than ever to join in the week of learning and empowerment.   The StriveTogether 2020 Cradle to Career Convening,...

ImpactTulsa & BEST launch Affinity Learning Cohorts led by oneTilt

  ImpactTulsa, in partnership with the Birth through Eight Strategy for Tulsa (BEST), is thrilled to launch a new initiative with oneTilt, a company with a focus on supporting organizations to build inclusive teams and leaders, aimed at advancing racial equity and inclusive leadership. oneTilt, will facilitate six race-based affinity learning cohorts for ImpactTulsa and BEST partners frontline and executive leadership staff members in the 2020-2021 school year. Affinity Learning Communities create an opportunity for individuals with a shared identity to gather and talk in a safe...

Dr. Delia Kimbrel Recognized with National Award for Community Service

On Friday, StriveTogether announced that ImpactTulsa Director of Research and Data Analysis Dr. Delia Kimbrel has been named the 2020 Bill Henningsgaard Cradle to Career Champion Award winner.   “ I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor or anyone who more exemplifies the tenacity, genius, and fortitude of a true cradle to career leader, StriveTogether CEO Jennifer Blatz said. “[Delia’s] leadership has encouraged me, inspired me, and impressed me.”   StriveTogether awards the Bill Henningsgaard Cradle to Career Champion Award to an individual who embodies passion,...

Task Force Calls for Community Input to Shape the Future of Higher Education in Tulsa

Sept. 23, 2020 (TULSA, OKLA.)--Tulsans live in a reality where fewer than one in six students enrolled in Oklahoma community colleges go on to graduate from a four-year institution. However, the Tulsa Higher Education Task Force is taking bold steps to improve that statistic by starting with community input. A survey, launched today, is one way adults in the Tulsa area can participate with these key community partners to solve issues surrounding higher education in the region.   The 10-minute survey is available at www.TulsaHigherEd.com in English,...

Continuous Learning & Improvement (CLI) as a tool to integrate equity into crisis decision-making

  by Curcio Smith and Lauren King   During crises, such as the COVID-19 and the fight for anti-racism and racial justice, the needs of people and the community rise in number and variety. This often puts heavy strain on social service and education organizations creating a need for quick decisions that ultimately have far-reaching impact. For example, when schools began to close due to COVID-19, many districts had to quickly create food distribution plans with relatively little window for planning. As people are making those decisions and...