Virtual Peer Learning Circles

Posted by La Salle University on September 28, 2015

Virtual Peer Learning Circles
from The Nonprofit Center

The Nonprofit Center had a pretty terrific idea when, more than a dozen years ago, it launched Peer Learning Circles for Executive Directors, Board Members, Board Presidents, and Emerging Leaders. We’ve taken that model of combining group think, with the sharing of peer experiences and situations and added a new element — the ability to access this without ever leaving your desk.

Virtual Peer Learning Circles provide the value of our in-person groups, with this added convenience. Participants, like Julia Somers, Executive Director of the NJ Highlands Coalition, can attest to their value:

“On every call I learn something new, or am reminded about good nonprofit management ideas to put into practice…This is a great way to keep oneself fresh, current and feeling supported by understanding colleagues.”

Following an initial in-person session where connections are made, the subsequent seven monthly meet-ups are all virtual, via either conference call or Skype.

“I’m a huge fan of peer learning circles. I’ve been involved with one sponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for the past six years with the same group. Meeting virtually has actually helped keep this group strong…” affirms Tom Werder Executive Director of Morris Arts, testifying to the convenience of the format.

If you’d like to know more about Virtual Peer Learning Circles, contact Rob Fennell, at [email protected] or 215-991-3676.

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