September 24

Principals’ Professional Learning Group

Monthly Meetings on Select Thursdays

September 2020 – June 2021

3:00-4:00 p.m. ET


Join us for our year-long Principals’ Professional Learning Group (PLG). PLGs are cohorts of participants who meet regularly to learn from research, share dilemmas, examine work, and push and challenge each other. Over the years we have seen the power of PLGs to effect meaningful and lasting change in schools. Virtual PLGs give participants the opportunity to learn and grow with others who work in different schools and communities while helping to keep us healthy and safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. This PLG will provide new perspectives in a supportive and facilitated online environment across the entire school year. Registration closes September 11, 2020.

The goal of the principals’ PLG is to support principal professional development in service of creating more equitable schools for all students. 

Through our work, participants will:

  • Identify connections, exchange ideas, and foster professional relationships in order to support school change.
  • Apply new learning and perspectives to dilemmas and work related to creating equitable outcomes for all learners.
  • Share resources, knowledge, and strategies for implementing school change.
  • Use the shifting context of the 2020-21 school year as a catalyst for growth and improvement, both as professionals and for our schools.

This PLG is open to principals only, with a focus on connecting school leaders in the head leadership role of a school. We encourage assistant principals and school and district leaders in other roles to consider joining our community engagement PLG, if the focus of that group is of interest.

Principals will be divided into two groups: elementary school principals and secondary school (middle or high) principals.

Meeting Dates & Times

The success of a PLG is a result of the commitment of its members to attend as many meetings as possible. All meetings will be held monthly, via Zoom, from 3-4 p.m. ET, on the following Thursdays:

Sept. 24, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 11, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17.


The cost of this year-long PLG is $500 per person.  Registration closes Friday, September 11, 2020.


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Becky Vance, rvance@greatschoolspartnership.org, or 207-699-4677.

Cancellation Policy

You may transfer your registration to another attendee without penalty at any time or request a refund. All refund requests for cancellations will be refunded based on the following scale. 

  • On or before 0-14 days prior to the event: no refund.
  • Between 15-30 days prior to the event:  50% refunded
  • More than 30 days prior to the event: 75% refunded 

The event date is the first meeting of the series.

Emergency Refunds may be granted if an attendee is unable to attend due to the death of an immediate family member, hospitalization, or other extraordinary circumstance and will be subject to a 10% processing fee. All emergency refund requests must be received no later than two weeks after the event conclusion.

All cancellations and requests for transfer must be sent in writing via email.


Have Questions?

Contact our team at events@greatschoolspartnership.org or 207-773-0505.

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