An Agency of the Regional Offices of Education for Will and Grundy - Kendall Counties
Phone: (815) 744-8334   Fax: (815) 744-8396  
Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Consulting Services and Trainings for ESA's


The Professional Development Alliance believes that it is important for everyone to utilize their strengths to contribute to the improvement of their profession.  Given this belief, we offer consulting and training services to other educational service agencies in our areas of strength.

The consultants at the Professional Development Alliance are former teachers, principals, and superintendents who have had great success in those roles and have a desire to share their experience and knowledge with others.  We can work with individual ESA administrators or consultants to improve their skills in these areas, or we can work with the entire staff at the ESA.  All consultations are held in the strictest confidence.


Consulting Services

Facilitation and Meetings

Connect with a PDA consultant who can coach you to a higher level of facilitation skills!  Explore tools and acquire skills that will help you more effectively plan and facilitate your meetings so that participants remain engaged and focused on producing results.  Consultations can be provided for individuals or small groups.  We can custom-design the level of support that is just right to get your meetings running more smoothly and help you reach your target outcomes in less time.  For more information, contact us at (815) 744-8334.




Communication Skills

Words.  Every day, every hour, every minute - the world of educators is "word rich."  Yet, words do not necessarily communicate accurate meanings, as they are subject to interpretation by the persons engaged in a conversation.  When what is said influences opinions, arouses negative emotion, or directs decision making, inaccurate interpretation and miscommunication may have serious consequences for effective and efficient educational leadership by administrators and teachers.  Our consultants can customize a half-day or full-day workshop for teachers and administrators to practice and learn verbal communication skills that get to the meaning behind the words, the intent of the conversation, and help the persons involved in a conversation achieve a greater degree of understanding, and perhaps respect and rapport.  For more information, contact us at (815) 744-8334.



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