Conduct meetings and/or conversations at the individual or small group level to develop specific skills that increase staff capacity and improve program quality and effectiveness by building relationships, actively listening, utilizing inquiry-based strategies, making recommendations grounded in research, and providing promising practices.

Conduct meetings and/or conversations at the organizational and programmatic levels to understand and address an organization’s systemic and complex needs by actively listening, utilizing inquiry-based strategies, analyzing issues, and making recommendations that are grounded in research.

Organize engagement opportunities and facilitate conversations through inquiry, networking, and peer-to-peer relationship building (e.g. LACOE Expanded Learning Advisory Meetings, LACOE Expanded Learning Hubs, Work Groups, etc.).

Make and build connections between stakeholder needs and resources by identifying, selecting and arranging existing resources that can be operationalized for an agency’s systemic and collaborative approach to support effective and high quality programs. 

Offer learning opportunities to meet the needs of Expanded Learning staff in strengthening capacity and program quality by planning, designing, organizing, and/or delivering professional development. 

Create and maintain resources by identifying and forecasting emerging needs of the field through researching and analyzing relevant laws, policies, and existing resources to support effective and quality programs. 

The purpose of the LACOE Expanded Learning Hubs is to provide stakeholders an opportunity to participate in collaborative learning, where members actively engage around shared needs and interests.  In addition, the conversations and discoveries that emerge from within the Hubs will further inform practice and advocacy efforts within the expanded learning field.