Affiliate Leader Meeting

Building Capacity and Growing Influence: Learning Forward Affiliate Leaders Meeting

Friday, July 19 - Saturday, July 20

Note: This event is exclusively for Affiliate leaders only.

ALM Group PictureJoin your fellow affiliate leaders for two full days of learning designed to increase your capacity to design, lead and influence professional learning in your state or province, provide resources and strategies to share with your board and members, and build your professional network.

Friday, July 19 will be a full-day interactive discussion with Joellen Killion, focused on her new publication The Feedback Process: Transforming Professional Learning. Affiliate leaders will engage in discussions about the content and underlying research, implications for policy and strategies for affiliates to elevate the conversation about feedback in your own state or province.

Saturday, July 20 will be a full day of working and learning with the Learning Forward team including senior staff and consultants. Day 2 will also be a great chance to learn alongside colleagues from other affiliates through panels, discussions and workshops. This day will focus on affiliate operations and strategy, including a panel on the nuts and bolts of membership and events, an equity conversation and a hands-on advocacy workshop. The detailed agenda will follow soon.

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Meeting location

The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

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Please note that in addition to the registration for the Affiliate meeting, there is an option to add one day at the Learning Forward Institute at an affiliate rate of $175 per day (regular rate is $205).

Hotel Information and Registration link

Room rates begin at $195/night for single occupancy. The deadline to book a room at the Westin, at the discounted rate, is June 25, 2019 and is subject to availability.

Registration information

Please share this registration information with anyone who might be representing your Affiliate this summer and please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Boston.

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Meeting Purpose: To support affiliates as they continue to advance the Learning Forward mission, vision, and strategic priorities.

Affiliate Leaders are also invited to attend day one of the Summer Institutes (the day before the Affiliate Leaders Meeting) at a discounted affiliate rate:

Summer Institute - Thursday, July 18 (optional add-on)

Expanding Awareness: The Role of Instructional Materials, Standards, Curriculum, and Professional Learning in Advancing Equity and Excellence.
Learning Forward, Student Achievement Partners


Detailed agenda

Friday, July 19th, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Time Topic Speaker
8:30am Welcome and Overview of the Meeting Elizabeth Foster, Associate Director of Standards, Research, and Strategy
8:50am The Feedback Process: Transforming Professional Learning Joellen Killion, Learning Forward Senior Consultant
12:30pm Lunch and informal networking
1:15pm The Feedback Process: Transforming Professional Learning (continued) Joellen Killion, Learning Forward Senior Consultant
2:30pm How an Affiliate can Impact State Policy
3:15pm Affiliate Follow up and Impact

Saturday, July 20th, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Time Topic Speaker
8:30am Welcome and Organizational Updates Elizabeth Foster, Associate Director of Standards, Research, and Strategy

Frederick Brown, Director Executive Director

10:15am Foundation Update Heather Lageman, Chair, Learning Forward Foundation
10:30am Affiliate Panels: Equity & Membership Strategy
12:00pm Lunch
12:30pm Standards and Implementation
1:00pm Advocacy Workshop Melinda George, Director of Policy/Partnerships

Jon Bernstein, President, Bernstein Strategy Group

3:00pm Closing

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