In the last year and months, we've seen a wave of issues affecting our lives and our communities. Some of us are navigating new personal challenges, while others are feeling ready to grow our impacts for kids & communities. It can be difficult to know where to start.
LEE members are a network of civic leaders working together to end the injustice of educational inequity. This mission will require many different stakeholders growing their leadership and impact.
Here are 5 ideas to get you started or to take new steps in your journey:
1. Craving inspiration & ideas? Watch recaps of LEE’s Virtual Forums.
The COVID-19 crisis changed the world for LEE members on the front lines of systems, schools and community leadership. To support the collective impact and community of LEE members, LEE convened a series of virtual forums for conversations about equity-minded leadership.
We welcomed thousands of participants in 2020 and we're looking forward to continuing the series this year. In the meantime, watch our recaps of the last virtual forums!
2. Ready for a career change? Explore the policy & advocacy job board or get matched with a LEE coach.
LEE supports its members with career services, including an up-to-date job board of organizations seeking staff like you, networking tips and tricks, virtual learning, and the ability to get matched with a career coach.
3. Growing your skills? Access LEE’s free virtual learning opportunities.
LEE members can access dozens of free courses, ranging from writing and project management to the intricacies of values-driven power mapping and elected leadership.
You don't have to wait to grow in your leadership. Get started today!
4. Want to see what your peers in leadership are up to or connect across your LEE network? Join our private social network.
LEE has developed a private social network for members and staff, called Workplace. Through Workplace, you will be able to enroll in various groups, ranging from issue interest, to LEE program alumni groups, regional groups, and more.
Fill out the form to request to join the community & you’ll receive an email invitation!
5. Feeling a leadership vacuum? Maybe this is your time to explore elected leadership.
LEE supports members to run for and win seats as elected leaders. From school boards, to city council, to state representatives, LEE inspires and nurtures diverse, values-driven LEE members to run and win successful campaigns for elected office. For first-time candidates exploring a run, LEE offers expansive coaching modules, virtual learning, a community of support and more.
A great way to get started is to connect with your personal LEE representative to chat about your opportunities!
Leadership for Educational Equity staff is devoted to supporting members as they grow and implement their visions for equity. No question is too large or too small. You can always reach out to your LEE contact to get started.