Peer Learning Communities


Join other education professionals learn and grow as a leader in a supportive peer community.

Peer Learning Communities (PLCs) are designed to allow participants to dive deeply into various themes and functional areas over the course of the school year. In monthly sessions, participants convene with one of our expert facilitators to share their experiences and raise problems of practice with peers in order to illuminate potential solutions.

PLCs are held in-person in Washington, DC on a monthly basis from September 2019 to April 2020. They run for approximately 2.5 hours during the business day. PLC registration for 2019-2020 is now open!

Click below to register now as space is limited in each of our PLC sessions.

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If you have any questions, please reach out to Kerri-Ann Nesbeth directly at knesbeth@edfuel.org.


PLC Catalog

The PLCs listed below will be offered in the 2019-2020 school year in Washington DC. Group discounts are available, and there are opportunities to host PLCs in other cities if a large enough group of participants is interested. In addition, EdFuel also offers Internal PLCs, which consist of a group of staff members at one organization. Please contact knesbeth@edfuel.org for more information about any of our PLC offerings and click here to review a more detailed overview.

Management Essentials

CURRENT MANAGERS INTERESTED IN GROWING THEIR SKILLS BY BUILDING AND REFINING THE COMPETENCIES NECESSARY TO SUCCESSFULLY MANAGE OTHERS 

  • Foundational skills (structures, expectations, and check-Ins)
  • Building relationships and trust
  • Who are you as a manager?
Scope & Sequence

Art of Coaching

CURRENT LEADERS IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR WITH AN INTEREST IN GROWING THEIR COACHING SKILLS BY LEARNING TECHNIQUES TO DIFFERENTIATE APPROACH BASED ON INDIVIDUAL COACHEE NEEDS

  • Coaching vs. managing
  • Active listening
  • Powerful questions

Scope & Sequence

Emerging Leaders

UP-AND-COMING LEADERS WITH 2-5 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE INTERESTED IN LEARNING THE SKILLS TO COMMUNICATE WITH INFLUENCE AND EFFECTIVELY MANAGE UP AND ACROSS (NON-MANAGERS)

  • Levers of influence
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Managing up, across, and down

 

Scope & Sequence

Check out these PLCs offered by some of our partner organizations!

Looking for a PLC with an explicit DEI focus? Two of our partner organizations, oneTILT and Teach To Lead, are offering Peer Learning Communities in Washington D.C. that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion learning. Check them out below and reach out to the contacts listed for any questions. In addition, all of EdFuel’s PLCs take an intentional eye toward diversity, equity, and inclusiveness; every facilitator ensures DEI content is explicitly built into every session as the foundation for the work.

Leaders of Color

AN AFFINITY GROUP FOR EDUCATION LEADERS OF COLOR AT ALL LEVELS

  • Centering self-care
  • Interrupting transferred oppression
  • Coalition and community building

*This PLC is run by Teach To Lead. Please reach out to Shayna Hammond directly at shayna@teachtolead.com for more information.

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White Allies

AN AFFINITY GROUP FOR WHITE EDUCATION LEADERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING THEIR ROLE IN EVERYDAY ANTI-RACISM

  • Defining the term “white ally”
  • Being an ally in your work
  • Courageous conversations

*This PLC is run by oneTILT. Please reach out to Andrew Duab directly at andrew@onetilt.org for more information.

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