Training and Coaching

School Connect’s unique training and coaching programs help you expand your network and increase your influence!

Training and Coaching

School Connect’s training and coaching programs strengthen and hone your unique skills and resources as an individual. AND we connect your skills and resources where they matter most – to build positive change in your community! Let us help you expand your network and increase your influence.

Practical Solutions

Learn best practices and practical tips from others working toward the same causes

Leadership Development

Your growth as a leader impacts the entire ecosystem, paving the way for tomorrow’s leaders

Personalized Learning

Find training and coaching for your goals in ways that fit for your community

Group Coaching

Group coaching expands our opportunities to learn, share ideas, and encourage one another

Find Training and Coaching for YOUR goals!

Preparing for a CAFE

Setup your school principals for success and learn how to get the most out of a School Connect CAFE!

  • Book an in-person or virtual training to prepare your principals well
  • Access the CAFE Toolkit and walk-through best practices with a trainer
  • Examine your school’s current partners and brainstorm together who else to include
  • Identify your top three target goals and strategize how to use community partners to support those goals
  • Discuss how to connect with community partners for optimal results
  • Access tools to make your table conversations more productive
School Champion Training

Learn to become a trusted partner of a principal and help connect community support to your local school!

  • Join a School Champion Bootcamp for a group coaching experience where you can learn together and steal ideas
  • Access videos, PowerPoints, and PDF tool kits for guided step by step support
  • Learn to plan projects and initiatives as a team that will support the principal’s target goals
  • Build a team of collaborative leaders who are action based, and outcome focused
  • Track your progress in an engagement plan to see how much impact your community can make over time!
Working Genius for YOUR Team
  • Learn about the six stages of work and how every person has genius to offer in two of them
  • Access a personal assessment of every team member to identify their working genius – what each person offers that is unusually successful and brings them joy in the stages of a project
  • Review a team map of your collective strengths to see how you fit together as a team
  • Identify how you can work symbiotically with each team member from project start to completion
How to Host Love Our Schools Day
  • Access tools with simple steps to make Love Our Schools Day practical and accessible
  • Walk through the Love Our Schools Day project planning with a trainer to reduce the noise and clarify what simple steps are important
  • Learn how to use Love Our Schools Day as an entry point for community partners to get involved on your campus
  • Find and invite more community using School Connect tools
  • Discover how to use Love Our Schools Day projects to support your target goals over time
  • Collaborate with community for shared resources and support
  • Give students the opportunity to give back
The Whole Child Approach
  • Learn about the Whole Child Approach to education
  • Discuss practical needs-based community support based on the Whole Child Approach
  • Identify gaps and brainstorm places to start for community who might fit specific criteria
  • Evaluate progress based on community engagement!
The School Connect Model for Community Engagement
  • Learn about the value of connecting schools to community support
  • See the magic that happens when everyone sits down at the same table and understands how they fit
  • Identify strategic ways community can support target school goals
  • Create an engagement plan for the community throughout the calendar year
  • Learn how collaboration is your force multiplier!
Find Partners for YOUR School and Learn to Collaborate
  • Invite partners to participate with you using an inclusive and collaborative approach
  • Use School Connect tools to track and find partners
  • Discover the value of win/win partnerships
  • Learn about common mistakes people make when first building relationship
  • Find clear, specific, ways include partners
  • Use collaboration as a force multiplier to accomplish your goals
  • Gain tips and tricks for positive and effective communication
Bootcamp for School Connect City Directors
  • Complete 7 Training Modules to support the City Director Strategic Plan and Progress Map
  • Access one on one coaching with a trainer to find personalized support and feedback
  • Access group coaching to learn together and benefit from diverse experiences and connections
  • Learn from experts in every sector who are successfully using the School Connect Model
  • Use videos, PowerPoints, and PDF tool kits as a shared library for guided step by step support
  • Find support from a School Connect Team member for year-round consulting and support
  • Use School Connect programs, tools, events, and collateral to build your School Connect Community!


School Connect offers a variety of training and coaching to support leadership development, effective team building and performance, community engagement, whole child support, asset-based community development, and specific training to support School Connect CAFEs and Love Our Schools Days. Training is offered to support school districts, as well as leaders and organizations in the community looking to support youth and educators.

The School Connect Team has found that Cohort Coaching is a very effective way of increasing your learning experience as you get to learn and share in a “think tank” environment. Group coaching is available by appointment, but several of our programs include group discussion or interactive learning activities. Examples include school district trainings for Love Our Schools Day, CAFÉ’s, and the Whole Child Approach, and team specific trainings include our Bootcamps or Working Genius for YOUR Team!

Many of our training and coaching programs are now offered in both in-person and virtual formats. Most trainings are currently live; however we are developing a library of recordings and will consider offering recorded trainings in the future.
Since most of School Connect trainings are currently live, appointments are required and based on availability. For school district trainings we prefer a minimum of 2 weeks but cannot promise availability on a specific date. Please complete the form for scheduling and enter date and time information in the comments.
Yes! The Working Genius for YOUR Team training is designed to help teams optimize effectiveness, synergy, and productivity! It includes an assessment of each team member and interactive sessions. Complete the form to sign up!
Many School Connect trainings are free to school districts, however there are a few that do have specific pricing, and some that are priced for the private sector. Free trainings for school districts include Preparing for a CAFE, How to Host Love Our Schools Day, and The School Connect Model for Community Engagement. Complete the form to learn more about the specific training you would like to join!

We do offer speaking engagements on a case-by-case basis. For inquiries contact

Some of our trainings are already under contract, while others are available to sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities provide these programs to school districts at no or low cost, and allow sponsors to support programs that align with their mission! For more information contact

More Ways to Get Involved!

Connect at a CAFÉ

Connect with other leaders at a school district CAFÉ. Learn how you can collaborate to make a difference through local schools.

Sponsor a School

Sponsor a school to make a direct impact where it is needed most!

Love Our Teachers

Teacher Retention has a major impact on student outcomes. Let’s show teachers some love!

Love Our Schools

Join a project for Love Our Schools Day to strategically impact the greatest goals of the school!

Become a Champion

School Connect connects, trains, and coaches leaders like YOU to become school champions for the children in your community!

Join Our Village

Doing this alone is impossible; it takes all of us working together to make a difference.

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News & Events

Nominate A Champion of Education

Nominations open February 12 – March 14

The School Connect Champions of Education Awards event honors those who lead with heart and help us to build a brighter future for Arizona youth.

Stand up for STEM Education! Help #SchoolConnect and partners bridge the gap between education and industry by attending the STEM CAFE on March 28th @gcu - register: This is your chance to connect with industry leaders and school leaders who are coming together to plan projects and initiatives that bring real world STEM experiences, opportunities and connections to AZ K-12 students. Together, we can build a STEM pipeline for AZ students because #everystudent deserves a #STEMchoice. Thank you Title Sponsor @bcbsaz and Hosting Partners @GCU and @cityofphoenixaz as well as Keynote Sponsor @gentechsupport !!
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Happy National Public Schools Week from #SchoolConnect! We dare you not to smile as you watch these students from #RooseveltSchoolDistrict @rsdno66 @sunlandsteamacademy and #PendergastElementarySchoolDistrict @pesd92 @vdpelementary who performed @footprintcntr for the #SchoolConnectSummit! Both #SunlandSTEAMAcademy and #VillaDePazElementary schools participated in the School Connect #STEMCAFE last year, leading to incredible #STEAM opportunities and connections for their students. Don’t miss the chance to join us on March 28th:
Thank you to Summit Title Sponsor @bcbsaz and Hosting Sponsor @titansolarpowerinc, @titansolarpower_az the Official Solar Contractor of the @suns !!
Tell us your favorite prize and giveaway @footprintcntr from the #SchoolConnectSummit! Thank you @unitedportraits and @core1937 School Connect’s Event Bag Sponsors for supporting students, families and educators with #SchoolConnect and Summit Title Sponsor @bcbsaz along with Hosting Sponsor @titansolarpower_az the official solar contractor of the @suns !!
Thank you to #SchoolConnectSummit Luncheon Sponsor #VSMG ! We love celebrating educators with you because #everystudentsstorystartswithateacher !!! Thank you for leading the charge with the #SchoolConnectTeam and presenting sponsor @bcbsaz and @titansolarpower_az the official solar contractor of the @suns !!
Thank you to CMT Technical Services, the #SchoolConnectSummit Master of Ceremonies Sponsor! We love partnering with leaders like @cmttechnicalservices and @kristysiefkin who make supporting Arizona youth and educators a priority because #everychildmatters. We know #ittakesavillage to help every child reach their potential and it is leading organizations and professionals like CMT and presenting sponsor @bcbsaz who make the difference!