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CONNECT: Communicators Network Workshops & Other Ways to Engage
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Networking Events for Charter School Communications & Development Professionals

The League will continue to work to connect communications staff across the state with valuable trainings, networking, information sharing and expert commentary from professionals. 

 

The League historically has focused this work through three events each year (CONNECT: Communicators Network Meetings).  Click our calendar to view these events. During the 2019-20 school year, the League will be offering two CONNECT meetings in-person but to better engage our network, we will be offering free monthly calls and providing webinars created by our partners from Rally Communications. We will also continue our communications and marketing strand at the annual conference. Next CONNECT: Friday, January 24.

 

The CONNECT COMMUNITY CALLS will take place the last Friday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. The calls will be a time to hear League updates, discuss relevant communications topics about webinars our partner has created, ask questions, give your school’s update, and share best practices. It’s a monthly touch base with your peers and the League. If interested in joining these calls, please email Kerri Barclay, Director of Communications, at kbarclay@coloradoleague.org prior to the scheduled Friday in order to get the call-in information. 

 

Below is a tentative schedule for the school year (we will continually update this schedule so be sure to check back) relating to our offerings. 

 

CONNECT Community Schedule — Led by the League in conjunction with Charter Communications Staff 

 

Recorded Webinars from Rally below (see links below) 

Month

TOPIC:


Date:

September 2019

CALL

Story-Mining webinar (League updates, questions & and discussion about the webinar, participant whip around)

Friday, September 27
Noon - 1:00 PM

October 2019

CONNECT webinar
Earned Media

Thursday, October 10 - morning webinar

November 2019

CALL

Social Media webinar

(League updates, questions & and discussion about the webinar, participant whip around)

Friday, November 22 (due to Thanksgiving holiday)

Noon - 1:00 PM

December 2019

CALL

Advocacy/Engagement webinar

(League updates, questions & and discussion about the webinar, participant whip around)

TBD

January 2020

In-Person CONNECT

PR, Crisis Communications & other topics (TBD)

Thursday, January 23

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

February 2020

CALL

TBD

Friday, February 28

Noon - 1:00 PM

March 2020

CALL

(League updates, discussion around Annual Conference sessions, whip around) (Annual Conference is Thursday, March 12 - Friday, March 13, 2020)

TBD

April 2020

CALL

National Charter School Week brainstorm & prep

Friday, April 17

(a week earlier than the last Friday to plan accordingly for NCS@

May 2020

CALL

Reflection on the school year & prep for the fall

Friday, May 29

Noon - 1:00 PM

 

Additional Resources for Communications Staff:

Marketing/Enrollment Resources

Bloomwell Group Student Recruitment Tactics

Bloomwell Group Student Recruitment Strategy