Implementation Leadership Academy

Up The Implementation Game At Your Organization

ACJI’s Implementation Leadership Academy is designed for justice agency leaders and innovators who are ready to make change. Using a combination of coaching, live and pre-recorded instruction, individual exploration, and group collaboration, we outline the details of Implementation Science that changemakers like you need to know. By participating you will get:

Practical Tools

Easy-to-use tools and strategies you can immediately apply in your work.

One-on-One Support

Interactive instruction and individual coaching with expert ACJI facilitators.

Collaborative Problem-Solving

Diagnose and address your implementation challenges. Help others do the same.


Dedicated time and exercises to shift your mindset and create new habits.

Skill Building

Apply principles in a no-pressure environment alongside other leaders with varied backgrounds.

Group Dialogue

Engage and share your learning and experiences in live sessions.

"Top notch experience! Masterful training."
Wade Warren
Chief US Probation Officer, District of North Dakota
"I cannot recommend the Academy enough. It has taught me so much!"
Dr. Lily Gleicher
Senior Research Scientist, The Bail Project

Next Implementation Leadership Academy Begins September 27th

The 10 Essential Principles of Implementation Leadership

ACJI has identified 10 principles that are at the crux of implementation leadership and are especially helpful for justice agency leaders. Every participant will be very familiar with the 10 Essential Principles of Implementation Leadership© before the Academy is through.
AND you will have the opportunity to apply the principles to unique scenarios that only those in the justice field will understand. Plus, you’ll see your role as a leader through a new lens, and we promise you won’t look at your work the same again.
You'll also learn what this butterfly has to do with leadership. 🙂

What You Will Learn...

  • TO RECOGNIZE common problems that arise during implementation. (And tackle them with ACJI's proprietary tools.)

  • TO UNCOVER the (dis)connections between your agency's goals and its culture, data, leadership, and people.

  • TO IMPLEMENT policies, programs, and practices more effectively by following proven implementation science.

  • NEW HABITS and lose what doesn't serve you. Become the change agent you set out to be in your career.

Let's Up The Implementation Game In Your Organization.

The Implementation Leadership Academy is an eight-week virtual program that gives you dedicated time to work on pressing challenges. You’ll only need about three hours each week to do the work. And you’ll see benefits right away. In fact, it won’t take long to start employing effective implementation!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Please call (720) 255-1270) or email us (

We take all credit cards through the online payment checkout. If your organization requires an invoice or prefers to pay by check, please contact us using the form below.

Yes! For the ultimate experience, we recommend you bring at least one other person from your organizatiion who can help you apply the concepts to your work.

The best way to learn about special offers on ACJI programs is by subscribing to our email newsletter. You can find the signup form at the very bottom of this page. If you are a member of a non-profit organization, contact us for additional offers.

No, but if you can't make the Academy you signed up for, we can hold your spot in a future one. Contact us for further details.

The Academy is eight weeks, and we almost always find ourselves short on time! You'll dedicate about 3 hours a week: 90 minutes for the live session and 90 minutes for self-study.

There are static webinars that are prerecorded each week that you can watch as many times as you want. The live sessions are not recorded.

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The 8-Week
Virtual Academy Agenda for Live Sessions​


Introduction to Virtual Academy & Implementation Science


Principle 1: Trust the Vision
Principle 2: Murphy Hates Us


Principle 3: Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable


Principle 4: Adapt or Die
Principle 5: Fail Forward & Fail Often


Principle 6: Culture is King


Principle 7: Lead the Hearts
Lead the Minds


Principle 8: Be Intentionally Infinite Principle 9: Take the leap


Principle 10: Savor the Journey
& Implementation Next Steps

"I want to take the Academy again."
Mike Broberg
Utah's 4th District Juvenile Court, Probation Supervisor
“I stand firm that the ACJI training was one of the best trainings I've ever had in my decade+ career in state government.”
Sarah Fineran
Research Director, Iowa Dept of Corrections

Want To Know More Before Registering? Contact ACJI.