Comprehensive Planning

A professional learning plan is the navigation system for comprehensive professional learning. Learning Forward supports systems that want to establish short- and long-term plans that build capacity and support for professional learning. Our plans guide the design, implementation and evaluation of professional learning; create buy-in from leaders at all levels; and facilitate individual, school, and system improvement.

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What We Do

We convene a team of key stakeholders in your system to develop a professional learning plan focused on 22 essential components, including:

A systemwide vision, mission, and beliefs for professional learning

Professional learning governance, roles, and responsibilities

A vision for using student, educator, and system data to guide decision making

Ensuring time and resources for collaborative professional learning

Mentoring and induction

Evaluation of professional learning

Our Work

Developing a Comprehensive Professional Learning System

The Comprehensive Professional Learning System: A Workbook for States and Districts guides teams through the process of developing a comprehensive…

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Becoming A Learning System

This book offers district leaders a framework to guide daily decisions that promote continuous improvement.

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Fill out our web form and let us know a little about your system and your needs for a comprehensive professional learning plan.


We’ll connect you with one of our consultants to talk about how we develop comprehensive plans and how we can support you.


We’ll work with a professional learning task force on site and virtually and will support you build support for and develop a comprehensive plan.

Comprehensive Planning Team

Nick Morgan

Boston, Massachusetts

Nick Morgan serves Learning Forward as a senior consultant, where his responsibilities focus on networked communities and other strategic initiatives….

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Dale Hair

Mobile, Alabama

Dale Hair is a senior consultant for Learning Forward and for many years coordinated Learning Forward’s network of more than…

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Linda Munger

Ormond Beach, Florida

Linda Munger is a senior consultant for Learning Forward. As a seasoned consultant, she facilitates the development of comprehensive professional…

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Cindy Harrison

Morrison, Colorado

Cindy Harrison is an international education consultant in instructional coaching, leadership, organizational change, and professional learning. She consults with school…

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