Hey Ford NGL Phase 4 & Phase 5 Communities!
Our Circle meet-ups are ongoing professional learning opportunities, so feel free to join a Circle any time. We would love to have you!
What is a Circle, you ask?
Ford NGL Circles are a place where you can network with your peers, discuss topics that are impacting your work, learn about innovative practices other communities are using, and get support for strategies you’re trying to implement.
It is a virtual professional learning community for folks with specific roles in our Phase 4 and Phase 5 communities. They typically meet every other month for 60-75 minutes.
Academy Coaches Circle
Are you an Academy Coach or have a similar role?
All Phase 4 & 5 communities have Academy Coaches at each of their high schools, coordinating and facilitating academy/pathway activities, including work-based learning experiences, effective teaming, and more.
Does this sound like what you do?
Reach out to Beth Grzelak ([email protected]), co-facilitator of the Academy Coach Circle, to learn more about the group and to get enrolled!
District Transformation Leaders Circle
Are you the District Transformation Leader in your district?
Every school district has a key central office leader who is responsible for the day-to-day work of the district’s transformation efforts. You might be the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent. You may have ‘Director’ or ‘Coordinator’ in your title. You have responsibility for the overall vision and implementation of your community-connected transformation.
Does this sound like you?
Talk with your Ford NGL Coach(es) to see if this is the right Circle for your role, and if so, email [email protected] to get enrolled!
Partnership Directors Circle
Are you in a role named, or similar to, Partnership Director?
Many communities have a Partnership Director or similar role, who coordinates work-based learning opportunities across a multi-high school district. They serve as the liaison with the convening org and other key business and community organizations. This may be an internal (district-level) position or an external position (United Way, EDC, chamber representative) in charge of business partnership development and engagement.
Does this sound like what you do?
Talk with your Ford NGL Coach(es), to see if this is the right Circle for your role, and if so, email [email protected] to get enrolled!
Are you the Superintendent in your district?
You don’t have to be alone on this community connected transformation journey in your role as a Superintendent. This is a private group just for you, lean in on each other and maximize the power of your Ford NGL Superintendent’s Network.
Once you register for the Ford NGL U, our team will enroll in the Superintendent Circle. You will be able to access all the material shared during our in person gatherings. You will also be able to continue to stay connected virtually.
Leadership Council Circle
Are you the designated Leadership Council Representative for your community?
Now, you can continue to connect with your Leadership Council peers after our annual in person gathering. You don’t have to wait to connect. Continue to leverage your network on this community connected transformation journey in your role as the district lead or the community convening organization or steering committee lead. This is a private group just for you, lean in on each other and maximize the power of your Ford NGL Leadership Council Network.
Once you register for the Ford NGL U, our team will enroll you in the Leadership Council Circle. You will be able to access all the material shared during our in person gatherings. You will also be able to continue to stay connected virtually.
About the Ford NGL Leadership Council
- The Ford NGL Leadership Council (LC) is made up of communities in Phases 4 and 5 of the Roadmap.
- Each community has two representatives invited to join the Leadership Council. A district and community convening organization/Steering Committee lead.
- The Ford NGL Leadership Council is a place for a community’s transformation leaders, like you, to acquire more knowledge and skills and build relationships and friendships to support your transformation journey.
- We use the Ford NGL Framework and input from you to guide our topics of exploration through a structured and engaging environment.
- The structure of our meetings includes:
- Sharing successful practices,
- Role-alike network connections
- Just-in-time network support around real implementation challenges
- Opportunity to continue building your knowledge bank and toolbox with tools and resources