Steven Carney

Co-Founder and Co-Director, IMPACT Learning and Leading Group

Steven Carney, M.S. Educational Administration, is the co-founder of the IMPACT Learning and Leadership Group. He is a highly experienced implementation specialist, consultant, facilitator, and coach. His expertise is supporting large and small organizations to implement innovations effectively. He has a wealth of experience in building and delivering research-based professional development and implementation support systems in schools, districts, and organizations. Steven has spent the majority of his career successfully coaching organizational leaders in building effective collaborative cultures focused on implementation and results.

Steven has a passion for contributing to the world of implementation through education, the involvement of implementers, and simplifying the science for others. He is dedicated to IMPACT’s vision to “end the implementation gap” by helping organizations manage change and maximize the chances of success through focused strategic implementation.

He is a member of the Global Implementation Society, and serves as an Implementation Standards Committee member. Steven worked with Learning Forward as a Learning School's Alliance Facilitator, supporting schools nationally and internationally to implement effective professional learning systems. He was the past president of Washington and California Learning Forward, and that work propelled him to focus on empowering others through high-quality adult learning.

In addition to serving as an elementary teacher, Steven has experience serving as an elementary principal, middle and high school principal, assistant superintendent of instruction, and a coordinator of curriculum, instruction, and staff development for California County Offices of Education.


Implementation is Relational: Effective Change Involves People Doing the Work

"Relationships are all there is." Margaret Wheatley. Join us as we explore how relationships are at the heart of promoting effective implementation in schools. Learn how the role of relationships is core to implementation design and support. This session will cover key IMPACT components that bring implementation science and implementation practice closer together.

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Implementation Work Never Stops

"Implementation work never stops, it simply become less visible." ( Carl May, 2021) Implementation is messy, adaptive, and emergent. Implementation is a process not an event. In this presentation we will explore implementation processes that lead to coherence, participation, collective action, and ongoing improvement.

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Implementation World Cafe: Getting Things Done with Conversations That Matter

In an era full of complexity we need to learn in new ways. During this session, participants will actively participate in a virtual World Cafe. The World Cafe is a simple process designed to bring participants around questions that matter. We will engage in a facilitated process to enhance knowledge sharing and tap into collective implementation intelligence. Participants will experience an opportunity to dig deeper and think bigger as they expand their implementation literacy. Participants will leave inspired and excited about ways to close the implementation gap back at their sites.

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The Ultimate Not-To-Be Missed Wrap Up

This is not your Grandmother’s final closing session. Taking a cue from GenX and Millennials digital, horizontal peer-to-peer learning preferences, we’ve designed an unsession, with untraditional, unconventional elements and under-utilized experts: YOU. Bring your open mind to this session and be prepared to do some learning in this unconference-styled session. We have a number of surprises in store for you! Come prepared to interact, ask steven and Jenice questions and leave feeling inspired!

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The K12 Global Implementation Summit is an event you will not want to miss!

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