This page provides resources to deal with the challenges change can bring. As leaders in education, we are always engaged in managing the change process. Reference these resources to help you in being an effective change agent.


Measuring Change: A Tool You Can Use: Tolsoy said, "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." This Tools for School publication shares what leaders need to know about the seven stages of concern as well as how to engage in crucial conversations with stakeholders.

Planning for Change: Reflective and purposeful steps are a necessary component of successful change. This blog post provides a model of five components of successful change as well as questions to accompany each step of the process.

Gauging Change: Although change is a normal and natural occurrence in education, change is not always easy for everyone. Use this tool to gauge where your stakeholders are in terms of the change process.


Apply Knowledge of Learning: The National Staff Development Council's learning standard encourages application of knowledge of an understanding of adult learning theory and change when planning or facilitating professional learning experiences. Understanding the stages of concern, as found in this article, is imperative to sustaining and maintaining change.

Implementation Learning Builds the Bridge: "We know a lot through research, practice, and theory about how to launch a change process, facilitate movement across an Implementation Bridge, and assess implementation progress and evaluate innovations. What we know less about are the essential elements and processes that are necessary to sustain long-term use of an innovation." This article provides insight into the how of implementing and sustaining initiatives.

“The resources provided during the course of the NCDPI Summer Institute 2012 have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing resources available, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during the Summer Institute.”