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Equipping Leaders to Better Prepare Children & Youth for College, Careers, & Citizenship

Professional Development

IEL's professional development efforts focus on building organizational and individual capacity, convening policy seminars and events, and fostering professional and peer learning networks and communities of practices.

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Professional Development

Professional Development

Capacity Building

Training Module Toolkit for the Youth Service Professionals Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities InitiativeYouth Service Professionals Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (YSP/KSA) Initiative

Part of the IEL-led National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, this intiative identifies 10 competencies needed by professionals who work with youth transitioning to the worlds of work and adult life. It provides tools, materials, and trainings to build staff skills and system capacity.

Logo: Youth Workforce Leaders AcademyYouth Workforce Leaders Academy

The Youth Workforce Leaders Academy is a 10-month professional development opportunity for emerging leaders in workforce development to build skills, network with peers, and gather local and national resources to improve their work with youth, management skills, and the impact of their organization.

http://staging.iel.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/ec-collab-leadership-inst-icon.jpg?itok=444emdK3Early Childhood Education Collaborative

The Leadership Institutes provide opportunities for co-learning about effective strategies for crossing boundaries and creating strong linkages with families, early childhood programs, community schools, libraries, public health services and other community resources.

Policy Seminars

The east front side of the U.S. Capitol Building.Federal Policy Institutes

IEL's Federal Policy Institutes demystify the federal education policy-making process. Participants deepen their understanding of the people, processes, and institutions that influence policy; develop a keener sense of federal education priorities; and learn how to get involved at the national level.

Participants at a Washington Policy Seminar listen to a plenary speaker.Washington Policy Seminar (WPS)

The Washington Policy Seminar (WPS) is the national meeting for the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP)TM. WPS provides participants the opportunity to get the latest information on and deepen their knowledge of national education and related policy issues.

Networks

Logo: Appalachian Higher Education (AHE) Network

Appalachian Higher Education Network

The mission of the Appalachian Higher Education Network (AHE Network) is to increase postsecondary education attainment in Appalachia. Created in 1998 and supported in part by the ARC, the AHE Network is currently composed of program centers in ten states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Logo: Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP): Policy. Leadership. Networking.Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP)TM

The Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP)TM prepares individuals for leadership positions in education and related fields at the local, state, and federal levels. Fellows develop their leadership skills, understanding of education policy, and networking ability through cross-sector learning.

U.S. map showing number of districts participating in IEL's District Leaders Network by regionDistrict Leaders Network on Family and Community Engagement

IEL's District Leaders Network on Family and Community Engagement brings together district leaders from across the nation to provide up-to-date resources, professional development, and best practices in family and community engagement to ultimately improve student achievement.

Logo: Family & Community Engagement (FCE) Network (three convergent circles)Family and Community Engagement Network

The Family and Community Engagement Network is a broad reaching network to learn about enhanced family and community engagement research and practice. The 2015 National Family and Community Engagement Conference theme is Shaping our Future by Leading Together: Families, Schools and Communities.

 

Logo: Community Schools Leadership NetworkCommunity Schools Leadership Network

The Community Schools Leadership Network serves as a professional learning community for leaders of community schools and initiatives. Leaders identify and explore emerging issues in community school practice, and then develop and share solutions. 

Logo: Community Schools Coordinators Network: A Network of the Coalition for Community SchoolsCommunity Schools Coordinators Network

The Community School Coordinators Network is a space for people who coordinate resources between their school and community to grow and strengthen their practice. These leaders connect, share resources and tools, and inform each other on best practices.