About course


Welcome to Moving Forward Together: Leading Personnel to Lasting Change!  In this course, we will be analyzing the elements of successful agential growth and change.

Audience: Leaders of any kind

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss agential availability for change
  • Explore social and cognitive stages of development
  • Identify strategies for guiding personnel toward lasting change
  • Analyze agency center of gravity to determine next steps

The course format is asynchronous in nature, meaning you complete the course at your own pace.  A new module unlocks each week for 5 weeks, but only after you have completed the previous module. You’ll be able to look back at previous modules any time you’d like, and of course you can pause and re-watch any portions of the videos as needed. The video must be watched in its entirety for the quiz to unlock. You can save your place in a video and come back to it later by clicking "Save Video Progress" before exiting the course.

All materials referenced in this course are in the Course Materials folder. 

Each week, you’ll view the module video and then complete a module quiz and extended response. Some weeks, you’ll be uploading an assignment as well, such as a completed lesson plan.  You’ll upload your Word (.doc) file as your last action in the quiz for weeks where assignments are due. Please note that only one document can be uploaded, so please combine files into one document.

Note that you also can’t move on until at least an 80% is achieved on the quiz, and note that your extended response will be reviewed by the facilitator.  A facilitator dashboard keeps us updated on your progress, and if you’re taking the course as part of your agency’s professional development requirements, your agency will be informed of your status on a regular basis.

Note that the system will log out after a brief period of inactivity. Ensure that you are still logged in before completing any quizzes or submitting files to avoid being bounced back to the log-in screen.

If you encounter an issue at any point, navigate to the Technical Support tab on the right-hand side of the screen within the course.


In module 1, we will ask some introductory questions—are you ready for change?

  • Identify your change to be made
  • Discuss barriers to lasting change
  • Analyze agential capability for change

Module 1 Assignments

  • Watch the video for Module 1
  • Complete and upload the Color Survey
  • Complete the Module 1 quiz and journal entry

1 Video, 1 Quiz

In Module 2, we will talk about how getting to know your personnel can unlock secrets to motivating them.

  • Identify the need for categorical coloring
  • Discuss the continuum of personnel development
  • Examine key characteristics of developmental stages

Module 2 Assignments

  • Watch the Module 2 video
  • Use the key to complete the Color Survey Reflection
  • Complete the Module 2 quiz and journal entry
  • Upload the Reflection

1 Video, 1 Quiz

In Module 3, we’ll learn all about how to use language that resonates with the categorical colors.

  • Review motivation for personnel
  • Identify characteristics of different types of change
  • Examine effective language for engaging the spectrum

Module 3 Assignments

  • Watch the Module 3 video
  • Complete the Module 3 quiz, extended response, and journal entry

1 Video, 1 Quiz

In Module 4, we will determine your agency’s center of gravity—what’s most valuable and why.

  • Determine agential center of gravity
  • Evaluate personnel categorical coloring and plan accordingly
  • Outline strategies for agential categorical movement

Module 4 Assignments

  • Watch the Module 4 video
  • Give the survey to at least 3 team members, and observe each
  • Upload the templates
  • Complete the Module 4 quiz and journal entry

1 Video, 1 Quiz

In the final module of the course, we will pull everything we have learned together to create goals for movement.

  • Review categorical coloring
  • Identify effective leadership strategies
  • Discuss goals for movement of your agency

Module 5 Assignments

  • Watch the Module 5 video
  • Complete and upload the Planning Tool
  • Complete the Module 5 quiz and journal entry
  • Complete the post-assessment
  • Download any course materials
  • Download your completion certificate

1 Video, 2 Quiz


Great question! Susan Roberts of SCR Consulting has trained thousands of adult educators across the country through engaging in-person workshops and seminars on a variety of adult education practices. Using her knowledge of what works and what doesn’t, she utilizes research-based, practical approaches to introducing the same content effectively in an online environment. Rather than simply reading text on a screen, SCR Academy courses utilize module videos with Susan as your guide as you journey through the content. Project-based learning activities bring the concepts into the classroom with guidance from SCR Academy facilitators along the way.
Upon payment—either by your agency’s provided enrollment key or through credit card—you will be enrolled in the course. You’ll start by taking the pre-assessment—an informal quiz to test your knowledge about the course content. Then, the first module will unlock for you to begin work.
A new module will unlock each week, but only if you have completed the module before it. While the courses are self-paced, your agency and SCR Academy may have parameters in place for a completion timeline. Long periods of inactivity may result in your deactivation from the course.
A certificate of completion will generate when you have completed all course requirements. You must download and/or print the certificate as proof of your completion.
Within the course, navigate to the Technical Support tab on the right side of the screen. Otherwise, you can always email Susan: susan@scr.consulting.

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