Implementing School Improvement Initiatives: A Closer Look

A Five-Part Webinar Series

January 15, 29, February 12, 26, and March 5, 2015

Registration Closed
Online registration closed on 12/17/2014.
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About the Event


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The Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) is a conceptual framework that provides tools and techniques for assessing and facilitating reform in an educational environment. This 5-part webinar series will introduce the three CBAM tools: Innovation Configurations, Stages of Concern Questionnaire, and Levels of Use. Sessions will provide an in-depth exploration of the Innovation Configuration Map and instruction on using the Stages of Concern Questionnaire. Instruction in Levels of Use will focus on application of an informal interview approach appropriate for practitioners and change facilitators. Participants will have an opportunity to develop a plan for implementing CBAM with a specific change initiative.

Registration Includes

  • Five 2-hour webinars (total of 10 hours of professional development)
  • Access to the Stages of Concern Questionnaire Online, including a package of complimentary questionnaires
  • Course materials and resources
  • Feedback and support in applying the CBAM tools throughout the webinar series

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning about attitudes toward and implementation of a new initiative, such as

  • lead teachers
  • principals
  • central office staff
  • change facilitators

Participants will have reading and learning assignments to complete between webinar sessions.

Event Cost

Early registration ends on December 12, 2014.
Registration closes on January 9, 2015. Space is limited.

Early registration: $400 per person, includes 100 complimentary Stages of Concern Questionnaire Online survey completions ($50 value)
Late registration: $500 per person, includes 50 complimentary Stages of Concern Questionnaire Online survey completions ($25 value)

Participants will

  • Understand the background and purpose of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model
  • Identify the changes that will be measured when collecting implementation data
  • Develop skill in creating and using an Innovation Configuration Map
  • Develop skill in interpreting data from the Stages of Concern Questionnaire
  • Understand the purpose and structure of the Levels of Use interview protocol

Resources Needed For Webinar

To get the most from this webinar, it is recommended that participants purchase three CBAM books: Measuring Implementation in Schools: The Stages of Concern Questionnaire; Measuring Implementation in Schools: Levels of Use; and Measuring Implementation in Schools: Innovation Configurations. The books can be purchased online from

TIME: 10 a.m.– noon (CDT)

Webinar Overview

Session 1: January 15
  • Introduction to CBAM and Innovation Configuration Maps
Session 2: January 29
  • Review Innovation Configuration Map assignment
  • Introduction to Stages of Concern and practice with data collection tools
Session 3: February 12
  • Interpreting Stages of Concern results and selecting appropriate actions to support change
Session 4: February 26
  • Introduction to Levels of Use
  • Develop a plan to implement CBAM in your context
Session 5: March 5
  • Review the three dimensions of CBAM to support implementation and promote change


Jason LaTurner Jason LaTurner has expertise as an evaluation researcher and project manager, including more than 15 years helping educational and nonprofit organizations evaluate programs. He has provided training for school districts and education leaders on using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model to guide decisions about the implementation of new initiatives. Dr. LaTurner has also designed and implemented both large- and small-scale evaluation studies.

Garry Davis Garry Davis is trained in conducting Levels of Use interviews, one of the three diagnostic dimensions of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model. At SEDL, Mr. Davis collaborates with state education agencies to develop, implement, and sustain their college and career readiness initiatives, policies, and programs. He also works to increase the alignment between research, policy, and practice in K–12 education.

Cancellation Policy

Must be requested 5 days prior to the start of the event for a full refund. If already paid and past the cancellation period, you can request to be rescheduled for the next scheduled webinar series. If another series is not announced within 6 months of payment then a full refund will be offered at that time.

Travel and Hotel Information

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Esmeralda Rodriguez at or (512) 391-6539.

For questions regarding the program, please contact Jason LaTurner at or (512) 391-6570.