Using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model to Support Implementation of a Change Initiative

A one-day session

Audience: Campus and district leaders, instructional specialists and coaches, change facilitators, district and campus leadership teams (assistant superintendent, principals, assistant principals, instructional specialists, teacher leaders)

Change is a process, not an event. When a system embarks on implementing a change innovation, it is critical that attention is given to the individuals who will implement the change. Leaders and change facilitators need tools to help gather data about people’s attitudes, beliefs, feelings, behaviors, and actions with respect to the specified change.

Developed from the research of Gene Hall and Shirley Hord, the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) describes, explains, and predicts emotions and behaviors throughout the change process. Two of the CBAM components, Stages of Concern and Levels of Use, are particularly helpful to change facilitators in diagnosing and determining interventions to support the users of the innovation.

In this session, you will learn about the Concerns-Based Adoption Model and how to use Stages of Concern and Levels of Use to support the individuals responsible for advancing and monitoring the implementation of a school system’s change initiative.