Implementation Science Summer School
The SMART Training Platform’s Summer School
The SMART Training Platform’s summer school is an opportunity to learn new concepts, methods, and perspectives in implementation science and healthy cities.
We welcome senior undergraduates, graduate/postdoctoral students, and working professionals with an interest in closing the gap between what we know and what we do by exploring and identifying challenges that cities face today and tomorrow. The focus could include physical activity, healthy aging, social connectivity, economic opportunity, and injury prevention, as well as access to health services, healthy-nutritious food, transportation, housing, clean air, and green space. The learning experience includes small interactive sessions, round table discussion, field trips, and a case study project where interdisciplinary teams solve a “real-world” wicked problem.
This weeklong event offers trainees foundational knowledge in implementation science in the context of healthy cities, while integrating an immersive and experiential approach to learning. Trainees are given the opportunity to work cross disciplinarily to tackle and understand these complex problems presented by a sector partners. With two years of successful summer school events, we continue to adapt and explore the many facets of healthy cities. Attendees experience our platform courses through a high-level, fundamental workshop. Attendees can expect the annual theme, case studies, and field visits are subject to change.
Our trainees cited 94% of attendees strongly agree this experience helped develop peer network and interactions with individuals in other fields and institutions, and 81% would recommend the program to their peers. Explore our past events below.
The Implementation Science Summer School
The SMART Training Platform’s summer school is an opportunity to learn new concepts, methods, and perspectives in implementation science. This learning experience includes small and interactive sessions, round table discussion and activities, and a case study competitions where interdisciplinary groups formed to solve a real-world challenge from sector partners.
The Circular Economy Summer School
The program gave participants a deeper understanding of topics that are inherent to the development and maintenance of circular economies and approaches to solving these problems. This includes the opportunities and challenges that arise as part of the circular food and digital agri-food revolution, healthy cities, and the circular food systems. The learning experience will include small, interactive sessions and activities as well as case study competitions where interdisciplinary groups form to solve a “real-world” challenge from a partner in the sector.