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Professional Development

ELA’s professional development programs are designed to enhance teambuilding, foster growth, and develop leadership skills within your workforce.

These workshops cater to schools, businesses, organizations, and parent groups.

Choose from our diverse programming menu or collaborate with our team to craft a tailored session or series that aligns precisely with your organizational objectives.

Our professional development initiatives are curated to stimulate learning and achievement through dynamic, interactive activities. Each program culminates in reflective discussion aimed at deepening connections to the content and its practical application within your organization.

Building strong teams

Workshop Topics & Objectives

All curriculum aligns with Ohio's SEL Standards. ELA can provide participants with certificates for CEU credits, upon request. Select from themes below or work with the ELA team to craft customized programs to meet your goals.

Communicating Effectively
Collaborating: Working Together as a Team
Solving Problems Through Critical Thinking
Thinking Outside the Box
Understanding Yourself: Character Awareness
Strengthening Team Dynamics
Maintaining a Growth Mindset
Navigating Diverse Personalities

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Additional Details

session length

Individual PD workshops run 60-minutes up to a full day. We also offer multi-session program options. We focus on FLEXIBILITY–we will work with you to determine the best time format to fit your schedule,objectives, and team needs

ELA FACILITATORS

ELA programs are facilitated by trained ELA team members who have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and background in education

Location

Sessions can be run in person for Northeast Ohio locations (within a 2-hour radius of Warrensville Heights, OH) or virtually for teams outside of that radius.

Program data and feedbck

All programs include a post-survey to capture participant feedback and is shared after program completion

COST

Cost is determined based on program length, curriculum development requirements, and number of participants. Typical cost for a 90-minute PD is $1,500. Discounts are provided for full day and multi-sessin programs. ELA also works to secure grand funding to reduce investment costs for districts or nonprofits in under-resourced areas. These funds are distributed on a first come, first serve basis as they become available.

Building strong teams

Workshop topics & objectives

All curriculum aligns with Ohio's SEL Standards. ELA can provide participants with certificates for CEU credits, upon request. Select from themes below or work with the ELA team to craft customized programs to meet your goals.

Communicating Effectively
Collaborating: Working Together as a Team
Solving Problems Through Critical Thinking
Thinking Outside the Box
Understanding Yourself: Character Awareness
Strengthening Team Dynamics
Maintaining a Growth Mindset
Navigating Diverse Personalities

1-Hour Professional Development Programs

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The Power of Personalities

Understanding how different people communicate is key to stopping miscommunication. Whether it’s between students and teachers, teachers and teachers, or teachers and admin, learning each other's social personalities will increase teamwork in all forms.

Successfully Balancing Work and Life

Experiential program filled with tips, tricks, and techniques to help bring balance to your everyday life.

2

Developing a Growth Mindset Through Critical Thinking

Understanding how your present mindset impacts your day. Engaging activities to expand your growth mindset and think outside the box.

3

Get SMART with Goal Setting

Techniques to sharpen your effectiveness in reaching success. Walk away with an action plan that will make a difference.

4

Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

Positioning yourself for success by understanding the depths of negative conditioning. Discover methods to enlighten your vision.

5

Your Most Valuable Asset

Creatively analyze your values to better align your life. Through a journey of self-discovery, find out what makes you unique and how to live your true self.

6

The ABCs of Impactful Communication

Have you ever experienced a breakdown in communication? Learn how to impart your message to make the most impact. Dissecting the layers involved in clear communication.

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The Power of Self-Discovery

Utilizing ELA tools, participants will gain personal knowledge of themselves which will help guide them to develop a 90-day plan of action.

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Program Participants

Adlai Stevenson School
Amherst Exempted Village Schools
Argonaut
Avon Local Schools
Berea-Midpark High School
Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio
CMSD Career-Technical Educaiton
CMSD Humanware
Chagrin Falls Middle School
Community Foundation of Lorain County
Daniel E. Morgan K-8 School
Educational Service Center of Lorain County
Fairview Park School District
Firelands Local School District
Hyland Software
Lawrence School
Menlo Park Academy
North Ridgeville City Schools
North Royalton City Schools
Ohio Middle Level Association
Out of School Time Symposium
PACE (CMSD)
Parma City Schools
Strongsville Middle School
Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools
Young Entrepreneurs Institute
Adlai Stevenson School
Amherst Exempted Village Schools
Argonaut
Avon Local Schools
Berea-Midpark High School
Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio
CMSD Career-Technical Educaiton
CMSD Humanware
Chagrin Falls Middle School
Community Foundation of Lorain County
Daniel E. Morgan K-8 School
Educational Service Center of Lorain County
Fairview Park School District
Firelands Local School District
Hyland Software
Lawrence School
Menlo Park Academy
North Ridgeville City Schools
North Royalton City Schools
Ohio Middle Level Association
Out of School Time Symposium
PACE (CMSD)
Parma City Schools
Strongsville Middle School
Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools
Young Entrepreneurs Institute

What does our community say about U Lead?

“Thank you – not was I thought I was walking into this morning. I was happy to attend. Great presentation, light, funny, yet deep!”

Middle School Teacher
Fairview Park City Schools

“I enjoyed getting to know my colleagues and understanding how we can all work together to be the best team possible. One of the best mornings I’ve had at any professional development!”

Administrator
Amherst Village Exempted Schools

“The instructors were very animated and motivational. I thought this PD was very crucial to the structure of understanding our profession. This PD was well worth it! Thank you!!!”

Coordinator
The CMSD PACE Program

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Frequently Asked Questions

What size group can you provide programming for?

We can work with any size group ranging from 5 – over 150 people

Do you have set PD sessions?

Yes, we have a several key topics that we’ve developed PD sessions around and we can also customize programming to meet the needs of your group.

What is the cost?

This is dependent on number of sessions, number of attendees, and whether the PD is customized. Typical PD sessions for mid-sized groups run $1,000 for 60 to 90-minutes.

How are PD sessions run?

Learning happens through engaging activities, games, challenges, and discussions. Topics and underpinned by theory and connected to work through debrief discussions.