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FAQs

LEADS Series

What are the core concepts of the program?

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How long is the series?

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Who is this series geared toward?

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What is the limit for group size?

Up to 100 high school studentsUp to 50 middle school students.

What is the cost?

The cost is $10,000 for high school and $8,000 for middle school.

What are the core concepts of the program?

Developing key 21st Century leadership skills for identified student leaders.

How long is the series?

The series includes 3, 3- hour sessions for high school students, and 3, 2-hour sessions for middle school students.

Who is this series geared toward?

High school or middle school student leaders or potential leaders.

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Professional Development

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.

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Chamber Leadership Academy

When and where is the Chamber program hosted?

We run this program 5 half-days a year. The dates are typically scheduled around the school calendar. The program usually runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the five selected days. This program can also be hosted as an intense one-week summer program (five half-days). The program locations are scheduled in advance by the ELA Team in collaboration with the local businesses in the chosen city.

What is the curriculum for CLA?

While the students are exploring their city and different career opportunities, ELA also provides two hours of training per session, engaging students with key work force development skills necessary for success in the 21st century. Included but not limited to Collaboration skills, Communication skills, Critical Thinking skills, Goal Setting and Time Management.

Can my School District/Chamber/Community get involved?

Yes, ELA is expanding our footprint with our Chamber program model within Northeast Ohio, and we would love to discuss how we bring this to you students/Chamber/Community.

Is the CLA program hosted at the school?

The purpose of the CLA program is to take students out into their community, turning a community into a classroom. ELA’s Chamber program allows students to celebrate the many different businesses in their community, assisting with career exploration, networking for internships and future jobs.

How much does the CLA program cost to bring to a school/chamber/community?

We look to share the cost of this program between the school/chamber and community. ELA works hard to raise philanthropic dollars from community partners and philanthropic donors. The school district makes a contribution to support each student that attends. We would be happy to discuss what this could look like for your district.

Which type of students are the best candidates to include in the CLA program?

We often get asked this question and while this program is an option for all high school students’ leaders, we find students who are struggling with career choice, or struggling with choosing next steps after school, students who need an additional gem on their resume for the work world or college – this is a great solution. Student leaders also shine in this program.

Is transportation provided?

No. We ask the school district or the student to take on that responsibility. We provide snacks and drinks and a light lunch on the final day.

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Lead with an IDEA

What are the core concepts?

This program serves as a great introduction for districts to begin addressing DEI topics through an empathetic leadership lens. The program focuses on providing general DEI definitions then, walking district staff through an in-depth analysis that leads toward the creation of specific, measurable goals around identified areas of improvement for DEI.

Who is this program geared for?

It’s best to start with district admin and board members then, provide the program for district certified and classified staff. Finally, in year 3, provide programming for high school students.

How long is the program?

The program is typically 10-hours in length for admin/board, 6 to 8-hours for staff, and 8, 45-minute sessions for students.

What is the program cost?

The program cost is dependent on number of participants and sessions. For district administrators/board with about 40 participants, an average cost is about $12,000.

What program materials are included?

Schools receive access to a resource guide online which includes all program data from the analysis work that is done in programs, access to PowerPoints, videos, and the curriculum guide handout that is used during the program. We also provide an impact report that is created based on the pre/post-survey.

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Transitions

How many students can participate in this program?

Transitions is taught in a classroom setting for up to 30 students/class. Many school partners take entire grade levels through the Transitions program.

What is the key focus of this program?

Key success skills to help students learn to embrace change.

What is the cost of Transitions?

Pricing can vary depending on the number of classes served, program location (in or out of Cuyahoga County). On average a single program costs $3,800 but the per program cost goes down when facilitating multiple programs within the same day.
We can work with your school to help with grant writing and sometimes have philanthropic funds to help offset cost.

How long is the program?

Transitions runs 8, 45-minute class sessions. Typically, schools schedule the program weekly across 8 weeks. Other options include 2/week for 4 weeks or daily, over 8 days.

What grade levels?

Transitions is ideal for students who face a big change, for example transitioning to intermediate, middle, or high school.
We have 3 different levels of the Transitions program for grades 5/6, grades 7/8, and 9th grade.

Is the program offered virtually?

Yes, the program can be delivered virtually through Zoom technology. It is ideal for students to be on individual devices so that they can utilize the chat feature and more easily participate.

What will students be doing during programming?

Program concepts are underpinned in leadership theory, taught through hands-on, engaging activities, games, and self-reflection activities then, connections to student lives are cemented through debrief discussions

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Wellness Workshop Series

What are the core concepts of the program?

This program series focuses on providing time for you and your team members to focus on self-care. Each program introduces concepts around a key self-care topic so that participants can gain a variety of tools/skills to try out so that they can discover what works well for them.

How long is the series?

The series is composed of 9, 1-hour sessions for programs facilitated live through Zoom or 9, 30-minute recordings that can be accessed anytime online.

Who is this series geared toward?

The Wellness Series is geared toward anyone 16 years and up.

What is the limit for group size?

For access to the pre-recorded series, there is no group size limit. For online programming that is run live, by an ELA facilitator, programs are capped at 495 people.

What is the cost?

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Club LEAD

How many students can participate in this program?

Club is taught in a classroom setting for up to 30 students/class.

What is the key focus of this program?

Key leadership skills to help students effectively confront challenges, navigate stressful situations, and continue to thrive.

What is the cost?

Pricing can vary depending on the number of classes served, program location (in or out of Cuyahoga County). On average a single program costs $3,800 but the per program cost goes down when facilitating multiple programs within the same day.
We can work with your school to help with grant writing and sometimes have philanthropic funds to help offset cost.

How long is the program?

Transitions runs 8, 45-minute class sessions. Typically, schools schedule the program weekly across 8 weeks. Other options include 2/week for 4 weeks or daily, over 8 days.

What grade levels?

Club Lead is an ideal introductory or leadership skill building program appropriate for students in grades 5 - 8

Is the program offered virtually?

Yes, the program can be delivered virtually through Zoom technology. It is ideal for students to be on individual devices so that they can utilize the chat feature and more easily participate?

What will students be doing during programming?

Program concepts are underpinned in theory, taught through hands-on, engaging activities, games, and self-reflection activities then, connections to student lives are cemented through debrief discussions

FAQs

Reentry

What is the CLA program format? How is it delivered?

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How can ELA help get my chamber onboard for the CLA program?

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How much does this program cost?

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How do I register my city for this program?

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How was ELA's curriculum for this program developed?

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Customized Programs

How do I choose a customized program?

Reach out through our request portal on our website or contact our Director of Operations at heather@effectivela.org  to request a meeting. We take the time to discuss your group’s needs and what you’re looking to accomplish through your student or teambuilding professional development. From there, we work with you around timeframe then, create a budget based on the plan.

What topics are included in customized programming?

We work with you regarding the topic(s) related to specific leadership, self-development, and teambuilding needs.

What are group size limitations?

Online programming is limited to 495 participants at a time. In person, we can work with groups ranging from 5 – 150+.

How long do customized programs run?

This depends on your needs and schedule. We’ve run single sessions that run 90-minutes, full day sessions, multiple day sessions, and even weekly sessions across the span of 30 weeks.

What is the cost?

The cost for customized programs varies depending on group size, amount of curriculum development, and length of program.