Capella Online Professional Development Course

Implementing Site-Based Initiatives

Implementing Site-Based Initiatives

How was your last roll out? Did it go as smoothly as you hoped? Rolling out site-based initiatives take a lot of planning and many skills. Learn how to identify and evaluate the components you need to include in your plan from identifying key members of the planning team and participants affected by the initiative, and the types of professional development needed to successfully launch the initiative. Full Description


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Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.


Implementing Site-Based Initiatives

This course will help you develop and implement a complete plan to roll out a new initiative within a school.  You'll start by evaluating the components needed for your plan through to developing and implementing program evaluation metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of your initiative. 

During this course you will build

  • An analysis of and recommendation for an existing site-based team (e.g. PLC)  using management theories
  • An evaluation of and recommendations for the strategies used by a site-based team 
  • A fully developed Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle aligned with a short-term SMART goal
  • A step-by-step process aligning management theory to the implementation of site-based goal. 
  • A SMART site-based goal
  • Revised SMART goals based on several different scenarios


8 Student Reviews
by Susan B. on February 24, 2020
This is a quality course chocked full of good information. It's well-organized & will provide loads of ideas about how to implement & execute projects on your school campus. I would highly recommend this course.
by Briana E. on September 15, 2019
Informational course with thorough explanations of ideas. I enjoyed this course! Took me a total of 4.5 hours to complete - highly recommend doing the practice milestones before the actual milestones. I found these very helpful.
by Lucinda R. on June 21, 2019
Very informative and useful.
by Don L. on May 26, 2019
Excellent Course on School Based Management initiatives and Continuous Improvement for School teams.
by Kier I. on July 15, 2018
I plan to share this with the entire staff.
by Beth M. on May 21, 2016
It is directly applicable to me and my classroom. I am building artifacts that I will continue to use with my students well after I finish the course.
by Melissa D. on May 14, 2016
I liked that the course wasn't isn't about how to use my iPad. It is about understanding why and when digital tools can help me to engage and support my students better.
by Carrie F. on May 3, 2016
I really like that the course makes me accountable for my own learning. I enjoy collaborating with my colleagues but it is nice that I don't need to wait for someone else to move on with my learning.