Peer Learning Communities

An 8-month in-person peer learning community designed to accelerate
education leaders who are change agents for the future

“EdFuel’s PLC sessions have provided me
with so much support this year! This has truly been
my first authentic PD experience.”

PLC Participant, 2018-19 Cohort

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

EdFuel’s 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!

Sign Up to Join the 2019-20 Cohort!

Register Here!

Deadline to Register: August 9th, 2019
Note: space is limited and sessions typically fill up prior to the deadline.

Participant Benefits

EdFuel’s PLC program prepares participants to navigate the complex challenges of driving organizational change. PLCs are facilitated by a proven expert in the relevant area. Each participant defines one to three job-embedded development projects to pursue over the course of the year. During monthly convenings, participants have an opportunity to share best practices and raise problems of practice with peers in order to illuminate potential solutions.


At the culmination of the PLC, participants will walk away with a formal 360 feedback report that incorporates feedback from their colleagues, manager(s), and direct report(s). 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.


Commitment

PLCs run for 8 months, starting in September 2019. Each month, PLCs will convene for 2.5 hours during the business day (typically on Thursdays from 9-11:30am). Cohort members are allotted a maximum of two excused absences throughout the duration of the program. Exact dates for each monthly convening will be selected in August based on participant availability.


PLC Options

The PLCs listed below will be offered during the 2019-20 school year in Washington D.C. The cost of PLCs this upcoming school year will be $995/participant. Group registration discounts are available.

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.

  • Connector.

    Developing Your Leadership Style (Non-Managers)

    For up-and-coming leaders with 2-5 years of experience interested in learning skills to communicate with influence and effectively manage up and across.
    Click here to view the Scope and Sequence

  • Connector.

    Leading Through a Coaching Lens

    For leaders in education with an interest in growing their coaching skills by learning techniques to differentiate approach based on coachee needs.
    Click here to view the Scope and Sequence

  • Connector.

    Management Essentials

    For managers interested in growing their skills by building and refining the competencies necessary to successfully manage others. Click here to view the Scope and Sequence

Need More Info?

Don’t hesitate to reach out to the EdFuel team with questions. We are happy to share more information about the application and programming for this exciting opportunity.


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.

Leaders of Color (click for more info)
An affinity group for education leaders at all levels that focuses on:

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

Reach out to Shayna Hammond from Teach to Lead directly at shayna@teachtolead.com to register and for more information.

White Allies (click for more info)
An affinity group for white education leaders who are interested in exploring their role in everyday anti-racism. Sessions focus on:

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

Reach out to Andrew Duab from oneTILT directly at andrew@onetilt.org to register and for more information.